I love eggnog as much as the next person – its rich, creamy texture and sweet, cinnamon-y flavor is basically like drinking melted ice cream, but in the dead of winter. And contrary to its name,  it doesn't taste like eggs. Thank the heavens.

Even though eggnog is a holiday classic, why should you limit yourself to just drinking it? There's a world of possibilities out there to turn the festive drink into a fantastic dessert, bread, or even breakfast. Read on to find out what you can do with this decadent holiday beverage.

1. Eggnog French Toast

french toast, cinnamon, toast, butter, bread, pastry
Simone D'Agostino

With just five ingredients, you can turn your breakfast into a fan favorite in no time. This eggnog French toast is perfect for chilly mornings, or for your family on Christmas morning. 

2. Gingerbread Caramel Bars with Eggnog Frosting

chocolate, cream, cake, pie
Ariana Collura

Gooey caramel, spiced gingerbread, and creamy eggnog had a baby, and this was the product. Not going to say I'm upset about it.

3. Eggnog Bread

bread, cake, butter, corn bread, cookie
Mei Lan Fogarty

A little sweet, a little savory – this eggnog bread is no yoke. Pun intended. 

#SpoonTip: Try it with some homemade cookie butter. 

4. Eggnog Cheesecake Cookie Cups

These cookie cups hold all my hopes and dreams. I mean, just look at that cheesecake filling. They're unbelievable. 

5. Eggnog French Toast Casserole

This make-ahead French toast casserole is the perfect breakfast if you're crunched for time in the morning but still want to impress. 

6. Eggnog Pumpkin Pie

pie, sweet, pastry, chocolate, crust, cake, pumpkin, cookie
Eva Reynolds

Combining Thanksgiving and Holiday classics into one dessert? Yes, please. Believe it or not, pumpkin and eggnog go together like peanut butter and jelly (or avocado on toast). 

7. Spiced Eggnog Cake

Now THIS is a cake. It combines everything you could ever want in life: eggnog, cake, cream cheese frosting, white chocolate ganache, and most importantly, booze. 

8. Eggnog Gelato

Don't feel like baking with your eggnog? No worries: purchase this gelato online or at a participating store to enjoy each decadent bite. Don't worry, I won't judge if you finish the whole pint in one sitting.

9. Eggnog Pancakes

Your pancakes just got a whole new upgrade. These fluffy flapjacks are topped with homemade vanilla syrup, or you can also top it with praline pecan syrup

10. Eggnog Cookies

Wondering what kind of cookies to leave behind for Santa? These are perfect. Trust me, topped with eggnog buttercream frosting, they will not disappoint. You're welcome, Santa.

11. Vegan Eggnog

coffee, milk, cappuccino, cream, espresso, sweet, chocolate
Kristine Mahan

This eggnog is so different that it doesn't even have eggs in it. I know, vegans do magical things with their food, you don't have to tell me otherwise.

12. Eggnog Fudge

This fudge takes only 10 minutes to make and can be placed in the fridge for days on end. It's perfect for on-the-go treats or a little late-night snack. And who doesn't love fudge?

13. Eggnog Dip

Not only can you drink your eggnog, but you can dip things in it too. This dip uses only seven ingredients, so it's the perfect last-minute appetizer or dessert for your holiday get-together. Or if you just want to eat it while watching Netflix. Totally up to you.

There you have it, 13 awesome spins on classic holiday eggnog. What are you waiting for? Go try these now.