Pumpkin Drinking Custard (aka My Liquid Breakfast)

Rich, golden and satisfying, pumpkin drinking custard is as delicious as vanilla drinking custard but healthier—and perfect fall to New Years!  

Rich, golden, and satisfying, pumpkin drinking custard is as delicious as vanilla drinking custard but healthier—and perfect fall to New Years!

Pumpkin Drinking Custard!

I waited years to try making drinking custard — after seeing recipes all over the internet.  And when I finally did, it was the hit of the season.  This meant that instead of asking for commercial egg nog (often laden with additives I couldn’t pronounce), my kids clamored for a homemade alternative!  Score one for Mom!   

So with drinking custard firmly established, I had a new idea: what about pumpkin drinking custard?  Great taste AND beta carotene!  

Rich, golden, and satisfying, pumpkin drinking custard is as delicious as vanilla drinking custard but healthier—and perfect fall to New Years!

What would we do without pumpkin!

Since I was modifying the recipe, I thought I’d take it healthier.  First I used the whole egg instead of just the yolks to get the extra protein (plus my freezer is overflowing with frozen egg whites).  Second I used maple syrup instead of sugar; this works with my eating local and provides a smattering of micronutrients.  And finally, well, pumpkin is just a nutritional wonder!  

Rich, golden, and satisfying, pumpkin drinking custard is as delicious as vanilla drinking custard but healthier—and perfect fall to New Years!

Works fancy or plain

Besides loving the flavor, the other inspiration was my schedule.  One day a week, I am off to a class before 7 AM.  This means I sometimes skip breakfast.  Now how many ways is that wrong!  

Chalk up more reason for Pumpkin Everything!

Rich, golden, and satisfying, pumpkin drinking custard is as delicious as vanilla drinking custard but healthier—and perfect fall to New Years!

Keep a pitcher handy!

Pumpkin Drinking Custard
Serves 4
Rich, golden, and satisfying, pumpkin drinking custard is as delicious as vanilla drinking custard but healthier—and perfect fall to New Years!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
1 hr
371 calories
54 g
164 g
12 g
13 g
6 g
371 g
166 g
50 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
371g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 371
Calories from Fat 106
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
18%
Saturated Fat 6g
29%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 164mg
55%
Sodium 166mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 54g
18%
Dietary Fiber 2g
6%
Sugars 50g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A
155%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
35%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups whole milk
  2. 3 eggs
  3. 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  4. 1/2 - 2/3 cup maple syrup (to taste)
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  8. 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  9. nutmeg to taste or sprinkled on top (see note)
Instructions
  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring regularly until custard coats the back of a spoon--about 180 F.
  3. Strain to remove any thickened egg, then refrigerate until cool.
Notes
  1. I am one of three people on this planet who don’t like nutmeg. So if you add it, don’t invite me to sample! (My oldest adds nutmeg in her apartment since you won't find any here 🙂 )
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calories
371
fat
12g
protein
13g
carbs
54g
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7 thoughts on “Pumpkin Drinking Custard (aka My Liquid Breakfast)

  1. Jean

    Inger, this looks awesome! My family loves eggnog, but I’d really like to try this instead. Do you have to use whole milk? I never buy it and wonder how the drink would be with 2%? Thanks!

    1. Inger Post author

      The whole milk gives it extra richness but you can use whatever type you like. If you happen to have cream you can substitute cream for some of the 2% milk to mimic whole milk–my “whole milk” is usually a combo of 1% plus cream! But if you just want to go lower fat, that is an option as well. If you like egg nog, you should take a look at my Christmas Drinking Custard recipe too! Enjoy!

  2. David

    Mark loves eggnog and pumpkin pie, so I can only imagine how much you would love this. And, I don’t think a little romp would hurt it in the evening!

    1. David

      I forgot to mention that we never buy commercial eggnog for the same reason as you – it’s full of junk! It’s so easy to make it home, especially if you have good source of fresh eggs.

      1. Inger Post author

        I did find some local egg nog, so broke down and bought a little over Thanksgiving (those darn time-consuming school projects). But for Christmas, I’m going all homemade!

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