Homemade Egg Nog
Few drinks embody the spirit of Christmas like eggnog. This sweet, milky drink is often found in cartons at your local market in November and December, but did you know that you can whip up homemade eggnog with only a few ingredients at home? It is a bit more of a commitment than pouring it from a carton, but your 15 minute investment will be well worth the cost.
This homemade eggnog recipe is perfect to share with your family and friends during all of your social engagements during the holidays!
Homemade Egg Nog
What You Need:
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- a small pinch of ground cloves
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
In a medium bowl, whip egg yolks with sugar with an electric mixer until the color starts to lighten, and sugar starts to dissolve.
In a medium sauce pan, combine milk, heavy cream, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. Warm over medium heat until it is just about to boil. (Note: do not let boil). Slowly add warmed milk mix to the egg yolk mixture, a fourth cup at a time, stirring after each addition. You want to do this process slowly, so it doesn’t cook the eggs. Return the milk and egg mix to the pan and warm over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the temperature reaches 160 degrees. Do not let this boil, or it will curdle.
Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, and chill in refrigerator.
- You can take the egg whites and whip them up with 1 tsp of sugar until stiff peaks form, then fold them into the eggnog mix. Please note that this may not be ideal for everyone, as it does pose a small risk of salmonella. (Farm fresh eggs are best to use in this recipe.)
Does your family enjoy homemade Egg Nog as a holiday treat?