Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Winter inspired recipe: homemade eggnog


Homemade Eggnog:  (makes 1 1/2 quarts)

  • 5 egg yolks*
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/4 cups good quality bourbon or whiskey*
  • 1/4 cup spiced rum*
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg plus more for garnish
1. Whisk yolks* with sugar until creamy and sugar begins to dissolve.
2. Add cream, milk,
*bourbon and *rum and stir to combine.
3. Stir in nutmeg and vanilla and chill well.
4. Serve chilled on the rocks with a sprinkle of nutmeg if desired.

*Cook the eggs:

Making a danger-free eggnog is pretty easy too. Simply follow the same recipe above, but leave out the alcohol and mix only half the milk and cream into the blend, then heat the mixture in a glass or metal bowl over a pot of simmering water for about five or six minutes. Be sure to stir constantly. Refrigerate until well chilled.
When ready to serve, simply stir in the remaining cream and milk, as well as the bourbon and rum.

* Virgin Eggnog

Follow the recipe as directed, omitting the alcohol and adding an extra 3/4 cup of whole milk, 3/4 cup of cream and 1-2 tablespoons of rum extract to the mix.  Chill and serve.
recipe courtesy of : Simple Bites
picture courtesy of: Sweet Tooth


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