September 28, 2014

{Skinny} White Chocolate Pumpkin Nog & GIVE-AWAY ~ win Artisan Popcorn from Tastebuds!

You don't have to wait 'til Christmas to enjoy nog.  Nope.  You can enjoy a rich and delicious 'happy Fall' glass of nog with this easy White Chocolate Pumpkin Nog.  Oh, and without the usual nog-induced guilt too, 'cause this fall version is even skinny.  Bonus.

Happy Fall, y'all!  One of my favorite things about Fall ... aside from the wonderful weather we enjoy here in North Carolina ... is pumpkin everything.  We see pumpkin everywhere we turn during Fall.  And I love it.  So when I came across a recipe for pumpkin nog, I just knew I had to try it.

And when my friends at Tastebuds Popcorn came up with Pumpkin Spice Latte popcorn, I just knew I had to try that, too!  Well, guess what?  Tastebuds Popcorn and I want to give YOU a chance to try it, too.  With a little popcorn give-away.  You know, just our way of saying happy Fall.
You could even end up with a bag of this delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte popcorn.

So ...
Enter for your chance to win!

which includes
3 medium-sized packages of Tastebuds popcorn
in the flavors YOU choose.

Follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter form below to enter for your chance to win!

The fine print:  Entry open from September 28, 2014 until midnight Eastern time October 4, 2014.  Open to U.S. residents only, must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Please see full rules and restrictions in the Rafflecopter form. Sometimes the form takes a moment to load.
This give-away has ended.  Congratulations to our winner ~ Ally!

Located in Belmont, NC {just a few minutes outside of Charlotte}Tastebuds Popcorn brings an innovative twist to the country's most popular past-time snack.  Each of Tastebuds' 200+ unique artisan flavors has been tested and perfected in their popcorn kitchen, and is produced in micro batches to deliver the freshest, highest quality product.  

 'Pop' on over to visit the Tastebuds Popcorn website to see all  their fabulous flavors.
Oh, which flavors will you choose?
Will your choices include Pumpkin Spice Latte?

Alright, so now that you've entered the awesome Give Away and thought about how fabulous a few bags of Tastebuds Popcorn would be, let's get back to talking about totally awesome {Skinny} White Chocolate Pumpkin Nog.  


I came across the original recipe for this pumpkin nog idea in Where Women Cook magazine , who was sharing it from the cookbook Hungry Girl 1-2-3: The Easiest, Most Delicious, Guilt-Free Recipes on the Planet.

I was intrigued.

I mean, Pumpkin Nog?  Who would have thought?  {Well, apparently 'Hungry Girl.  But who else  would have thought, right??}

Better yet, White Chocolate  Pumpkin Nog?

Even better still, Skinny  White Chocolate Pumpkin Nog?

Oh yes, it had to be tried.

And, oh man, is this stuff good.

If you like nog, and you like pumpkin, ... and you like yummy stuff ... give this a try.  It's such a seems-decadent-but-it's-not, fabulous fall treat you'll definitely want to add to your 'happy fall, pumpkin everything' list.

But before you run off and whip up a batch of nog, did you enter the give-away?  Oh, good ... just watchin' out for ya and making sure.  'Cause I want YOU to win!

Happy Fall, y'all!

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White Chocolate Pumpkin Nog
(Printable recipe)

  • 5 c. light vanilla soy milk {regular milk can be used just fine}
  • 1 small package instant sugar-free white chocolate pudding mix
  • 3/4 c. 100% pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  1. Combine all ingredients and whisk until smooth. Refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving to chill and allow the mixture to thicken slightly.
  2. When ready to serve, sprinkle each serving with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg.  For a spiked version, add a splash of rum.
NOTE:  The result, as is, is plenty sweet enough for me.  If you'd like it a tad bit sweeter, add about 1 tablespoon Stevia, Splenda, or granulated sugar.


Please enjoy these other Fall and Winter beverages from The Kitchen is My Playground ...


  1. I really like both, sweet and savory, but if I had to choose one over the other I would choose sweet.

    1. yes I also like both sweet & savory at different times,

  2. I like both sweet and savory, depending on the circumstance. Even for a snack, it can vary from day to day.

  3. I like both, but I have quite a sweet tooth, so I'll say sweet

  4. This drink looks like the perfect transition between fall and winter - delish! Pinning :)

  5. Leslie:
    Savory: garlic olive oil, grated parm, and sea salt.

  6. I really prefer sweet and chocolately!

  7. I tend towards the sweet popcorn

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  8. I like both, but I eat more savory.

  9. i like both, but over the years have gone more savory! omg!! i just spent 30 minutes looking at ALL the flavors!! oh my i would be in heaven......i need about 50 of the flavors, lol :D

    1. Oh, I know, right? Aren't all those flavors fabulous? Dill Pickle is my FAVORITE!

  10. I so want some of that nog! It looks so yummy!!!

  11. I could go either way, I love my popcorn! :)

  12. I love sweet flavors of popcorn....anything with chocolate! bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

  13. LOVE this! Looks so good. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  14. Looks really good right now! Thanks for linking up with SNF! Pinned to our party board!!


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