Christmas Recipe and Tradition of Eggnog

by Melinda

I love eggnog!  However, I can’t drink too much of it because of the calories.  Nonetheless, it’s a tasty Christmas tradition.  Today I share two recipes for eggnog I’ve found.

Eggnog recipe #1

8 eggs, separated
½ pound sugar
1 pint heavy cream
1 quart milk
1 fifth of whiskey
3 oz rum – optional

Beat yolks and whites separately.  Add sugar to the egg whites.  Add the whiskey to the yolks, then combine this with the rum, heavy cream and milk.  Next gently fold in the whites.  Chill thoroughly.  Serve in a cup or mug and top with grated nutmeg.  [Serves 12]

Christmas tradition Eggnog recipe #2

3 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream
2 egg whites
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Using a mixer, beat egg yolks, then gradually add 1/3 cup of sugar until dissolved. Add the salt and stir in the milk and cream. Add mixture to saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. When mixture reaches about 160 degrees F (or coats spoon), remove from heat, pour into glass bowl and set inside a refrigerator to chill.

Using a mixer, beat the egg whites until they are foamy. Then, gradually add 3 tablespoons sugar until soft peaks form. Add to chilled mixture and whisk, mixing thoroughly. [Serves 6-8]

There you have it, two recipes to help keep the Christmas tradition of eggnog thriving.  It is a delicious holiday treat.  Just drink it in moderation if you spike it, because it packs a surprising punch.  Do you have a favorite eggnog recipe you’d like to share?

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