Thursday, December 21, 2017

Home Made Eggnog

I am sooooooooo excited to share this with you!

Home Made Eggnog y'all!

Rich aaaaand thick...  this stuff is good!

My Dad and I are the only ones in our family that like eggnog, so I guess that's why I have only been exposed to the stuff you buy in a carton.  Now, don't get me wrong, the stuff in the carton is good, but I was curious...

...curious to know what homemade eggnog tasted like.  So I looked up some recipes, found ones that were fairly simple to make, tweaked just a tad, and BAM!  Homemade egg not is good   great   fabulous   OUTSTANDING!

Our ladies (also known as chickens to some people) have finally started laying eggs again, so I thank them for their part in this recipe.

Although not necessary, I used fresh nutmeg for this and may I just smells amazing!

Because this recipe makes one quart, of course I put it in a mason jar.  Ahem, this will make a neat little gift. ;-)

Home Made Eggnog
6 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1.  In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar together.
2.  In a saucepan, over medium-high heat, combine the milk, cream, and nutmeg.  Stirring often, bring the mixture to a simmer.  Do not boil.
3.  Mix a big spoonful of the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture.  Repeat a couple more times to  temper the eggs.
4.  Once tempered, pour the egg mixture into the the milk mixture that is left in the saucepan.
5.  Continually whisk for a few minutes, heating through. 
6.  Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
7.  Pour the eggnog into a covered container and refrigerate until chilled.  It will thicken as it cools.
8.  Serve with a sprinkling of nutmeg on top, if desired.

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  1. It's been so long since I've had any eggnog. This just sounds delicious and I want to give it a try!
    Merry Christmas!

    1. It's definitely a seasonal/holiday drink. 😋 Merry Christmas Vickie!

  2. Oh my gosh that looks and sounds so delicious, I wish I had a glass of it with bourbon right about now!!! Merry Christmas!

  3. How great that you and your Dad are the only ones who like it! More for you! ;0D
    Hope you're enjoying this holiday season.

    1. Ha! This is the second batch I've made in a week. 😆


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