Do you like eggnog? Truth be told, I never even tasted it until Chatter claimed she liked it a few Christmases ago. I don’t have a clue where she tasted it-maybe at Nana’s?
Anyway, every Christmas since then she’s asked me to buy her a small carton. Maybe it’s just me, but I swear it tastes like milk mixed with paint thinner.
So this year when she asked me to buy some I said “Lets try to make it homemade.” I found a recipe online and then we tinkered around with it to come up with something we thought she would like.
- 4 egg yolks
- 4 egg whites
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Separate egg yolks from the whites; beat the egg yolks well; reserve the whites in the frig for later. Add sugar and mix till light and creamy.
Heat milk, cream, nutmeg, and vanilla. Bring mixture to a boil and then remove from heat.
Add a little of the hot mixture into the egg/sugar mixture and stir well. Gradually add all the egg/sugar/milk mixture into the hot mixture stirring constantly.
The recipe we found online said to heat the mixture until it reached 160 degrees. We used a thermometer, but it was pretty much that temperature after just a minute or two on the heat.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl or other container and chill.
After the mixture is chilled and you’re ready to drink the eggnog-beat the reserved egg whites until they reach the stiff peak stage.
Whisk the stiff egg whites into the chilled mixture.
Serve eggnog with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg on top.
Now I can see why Chatter likes eggnog-anyone would like this eggnog. The stiff egg whites made it very thick, but we didn’t mind. Once the leftovers sat in the frig overnight-they weren’t near as thick.
We made a non-alcoholic version of eggnog, but I’m sure you could add the traditional brandy or whiskey if you wanted too.
I first shared this post with you back in 2012. Chatter is still loving her eggnog.