Thursday, December 16, 2010

Egg Nog

One of my favorite holiday traditions.

My 14 year old son, Peter, found a simple recipe lastnight and made some for us all! This is the easiest eggnog recipe I've seen:

Put 4 eggs in blender and blend until foamy. Gradually add 1 qt. milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, and 1/4 cup sugar.

That's it!

It wasn't as thick and creamy as other recipes, though, but was still delicious.

Here's a more complicated, but thicker and creamier recipe:

Cooked Eggnog

Lightly cooking this eggnog kills any possibly dangerous bacteria in the eggs. Combine and set aside:

1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream

Whisk just until blended:

12 large egg yolks
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 tsp. ground nutmeg

Whisk in:

2 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream

Transfer mixture to a large, heavy saucepan and place over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture becomes a little thicker than heavy cream. Do not overheat, or mixture will curdle. Remove from heat and immediately stir in the reserved milk and cream. Pour through a strainer into a storage container. Chill thoroughly, uncovered, then stir in:

2 tablespoons vanilla

Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or up to 3 days. Don't forget to sprinkle with nutmeg before serving!

I take my eggnog very warm. Not hot like coffee, but not cold like a milkshake. Mmmmm..... NOW it's Christmas!

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Our Village is a Little Different said...

I love eggnog, it's so decadent! Unfortunately, my boys are severely allergic to eggs, so I don't even bring it into the house - BUT! I do have some Ghiardelli eggnog candy and I never turn down a cup when we're out!

Heidi... said...

I have NEVER had egg nog (at least that I can remember..). I may have to try this recipe next week with my family!! Yummy! ... or, better yet, maybe I'll knock on your door and share some with you. Someday I would love to face to face meet you!

Lisa said...

I have never made eggnog. I'll have to try your recipes, my husband loves it.

Drew said...

I like the magnot added (what George calls "nutmeg"). It actually tasted great until someone told me there were raw eggs in it. :) Thanks for the hard work Peter!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I never thought to make egg nog...always just bought it during the holidays. Thanks for sharing :)

SisterTipster said...

Sounds good to me~thanks for sharing!

Canadagirl said...

I LOVE egg nog. Thank you for sharing your recipes. I am going to try the cooked one REAL soon. *grin* Thank you for stopping by. I quickly stopped by your blog and didn't get to comment but I loved reading what I had a chance to. I can't wait to get to know you over time. I am just beginning to wear head coverings and your picture caught my attention. Praying blessings on you and your family.

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Canadagirl said...

I was wondering how much does this make ? I would love to know. *grin*


Jimi Ann said...

The uncooked version makes about four servings, and the cooked version makes about 18. Enjoy!!

Canadagirl said...

Hi again *grin*,

Is that half cup servings? I was wondering how many cups do you think the cooked version makes. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions. I am hoping to make it this coming week.

Blessings In Him<><

Jimi Ann said...

Weellll...I haven't made the cooked version this year. I'm thinking it was about 1/2 a cup each, maybe a little more. If unsure, I would go ahead and make more than you need -- it also tastes good after being chilled overnight, and keeps pretty well. Eggs for breakfast, right?! Sorry I'm not more help. Let me know if you like it! :)