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‘Tis the Season for Eggnog Treats in the Hudson Valley


Eggnog reigns as one of the most popular flavors of the season. Sip local eggnog straight-up, or enjoy it in the form of eggnog-flavored treats.

As sad as it makes us, we must accept that pumpkin spice season has come to an end. Fortunately, the holiday season brings with it a slew of new flavor options to spice up our coffees, cocktails, and desserts. Of all the classic wintertime flavors, eggnog is perhaps the most polarizing; the beverage—typically made with egg, sugar, milk, heavy cream, and vanilla extract—is delicious on its own, but it really shines in the form of sweets like ice cream and cupcakes.

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If you don’t feel like making your own eggnog-laden treat, head to one of these Hudson Valley purveyors and savor the seasonal sweetness of eggnog in its many forms.

Straight-Up ‘Nog

If you want to enjoy eggnog the traditional way, do yourself a favor and buy local—we promise, it really makes a difference. While you can drink it on its own, many eggnog enthusiasts enjoy the beverage with liquors like brandy or bourbon.

Hudson Valley Fresh

Locations around the Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley Fresh makes it easy to locate their eggnog; simply enter your zip code on their site and discover which nearby stores carry their products. Snag a quart of their finest eggnog for use in cocktails, recipes, or simply for sipping.

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Ronnybrook Farm Dairy


The New York Times called Ronnybrook the “Dom Perignon of Dairy,” and for good reason—for the past three decades, the Hudson Valley-based dairy distributor has shared its “high quality super-premium dairy products” with the region and beyond.

Sips & Snacks

The Cakery


You can always count on The Cakery for some of the sweetest snacks in Dutchess County, and its seasonal flavors are no exception. The eggnog-flavored cupcakes, which you can order spiked or sans alcohol, are the perfect dessert to bring to holiday gatherings—just be sure you stash one away for yourself.

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Matcha Thomas


If you’re not yet familiar with this “fast-casual wellness teahouse,” you’re in for quite the holiday treat. Situated on Beacon’s Main Street, Matcha Thomas serves several seasonal beverages at a time, with a vegan eggnog boba included in the current selection. Swing by for a cup of “creamy holiday heaven” while ’tis the season.

Moderne Barn


We could sing praises about Moderne Barn’s entire menu, but we know you’re here for the eggnog. Next time you stop by the Westchester eatery, conclude your meal with the eggnog cheesecake complemented by a ginger graham cracker crust and cranberry compote. The flavors marry to make for a supremely seasonal dessert.

Ready Coffee

LaGrange, Newburgh, Wappingers Falls

We’d be remiss not to mention Ready Coffee, with three locations in the Hudson Valley and a lengthy list of delicious seasonal drinks. Among the current offerings is an eggnog latte—the perfect way to warm up on a winter day—but be sure to return and try peppermint mocha and gingerbread latte before the New Year.

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Stewart’s Shops

Locations around the Hudson Valley

What would the Hudson Valley be without our wealth of Stewart’s Shops? Where else can you fill your gas tank, order a milkshake, and grab snacks for the road? The regional cornerstone comes in clutch yet again with rich, delectable eggnog-flavored ice cream. If you’re not in the mood for a cup or cone, opt for the premium eggnog dairy refresher instead.

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