Hood Eggnog Season Has Begun

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Growing up, there were not nearly as many dairy brands on the market as there are today. Infact, there was only one that I remember seeing on all of our packaging, milk, ice cream, sour cream,  and that was Hood.

My Great Grandmother, Bambi Kenny (that’s what we  called her), used to babysit my brother and I from time to time. When it was our day to spend with Bambi, we always looked forward to going, because we knew there would be a slice of banana bread and a Hoodsie Cup waiting for each of us. For those of you who didn’t grow up in the Northeast, you may not know what a Hoodsie Cup is, so I’ll educate you because you’ve been missing out. Hoodsie cups are little single servings of ice cream produced by Hood. They come in vanilla/chocolate, fudge swirl, and strawberry swirl. Each cup was sold with a little wooden spoon on top, and they were a guaranteed treat at almost every kid party, and they still are today! I must have been only 4 or 5 years old at the time, and eating those Hoodsie Cups at Bambi’s,  is one of my earliest memories.

Hood was founded in 1846, and today is one of the leading Dairy providers in the United States, and is also the number one selling dairy brand in all of New England. It’s no wonder they have been a staple in my New Hampshire family for at least four generations! Now that I’m an adult, and have a family of my own, I still carry on the Hood tradition, and feed my family the same dairy products that I grew up loving.

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About this time every year, my kids start to see the Hood Eggnog, or (ice cream milk as my youngest calls it) in the grocery stores. They beg and beg for me to get a half gallon of their favorite Hood Golden Eggnog. I honestly can’t say no. I look forward to eggnog season as much as they do. Not only is it a nightly treat after dinner for the whole family, after the kids are off to school, I sneak it into my coffee in the mornings!

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This year we have become a little adventurous and tried some of the other eggnog flavors Hood has to offer. Their eggnog comes in four varieties, the oldest and most popular in our home is the Golden Eggnog, Hood’s recipe has been a secret for almost 50 years. I’m not sure what they put in it, but it’s by far the best eggnog on the market.

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Next they have the Pumpkin Eggnog. This one is the perfect gateway from fall to winter. It’s made with real pumpkin puree and pumpkin spices, I have been using it in my coffee, as a milk substitute in my pancakes and waffles, and of course just enjoying a small cup of it as a sweet treat after dinner.

They also make a Vanilla eggnog, which is equally as delicious as all the others, and honestly tastes so much like soft serve vanilla ice cream. My kids are huge fans of this!

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And lastly, they make Light Eggnog, which has 55% less fat than the others, BUT with all the same great flavor you want. Considering how much eggnog my family consumes from Halloween straight through the New Year, I should probably drink a little less of the full-fat varieties, and enjoy this one more often!  

In the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing a new recipe featuring Hood Eggnog. I am excited to be partnering up with a brand I’ve loved for as long as I can remember. Be sure to look for Hood Eggnog, available now in dairy cases across the Northeast and also check out their website for some awesome recipes!

Disclaimer: I received monetary compensation to write this post. However as always all opinions expressed are 100% my own. Thanks to the collaboration with brands like Hood, I am able to share recipes with you all here.


  1. I love the vanilla. But it's not out in my stores yet?

  2. I cant wait to see what you share for recipes, eggnog recipes are always better.