Eggnog

2017-12-11T03:14:50+00:00 December 11th, 2017|

It’s the holiday season, and for us, that means eggnog! There are several different ways to make eggnog, but this one gentle cooks the eggs and then cools them down to the delicious cold drink we all know. You can add bourbon or rum if you want, but it’s great just on its own as well. Beats store bought eggnog every day!

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 large eggs, plus 2 yolks
  • 1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks
  • Additional grated nutmeg for garnish

PREPARATION

  1. Combine eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and salt in a heavy 3- or 4-quart pan, whisking until well-combined. Continue whisking while pouring milk in a slow, steady stream until completely incorporated. Turn on the burner to lowest possible heat setting. Place pan on burner and stir mixture continuously until an instant-read thermometer reaches 160 degrees F. and the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  2. Be patient. This should take about 45 to 60 minutes.
  3. Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a large bowl to remove any accidental small cooked bits of egg. Add vanilla extract and nutmeg, stirring to combine. Pour into a glass pitcher, decanter, or container and cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Refrigerate this egg custard mixture to chill at least 4 hours or up to 3 days before finishing.
  4. When ready to serve, pour heavy cream into a bowl and whip until it forms soft peaks. Fold whipped cream into cold custard mixture until combined.
  5. Serve eggnog in chilled cups or glasses and garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

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