Eggnog Recipe



Eggnog Recipe

Overview: Eggnog is a rich and creamy holiday beverage made with milk, cream, eggs, sugar, and spices. It is traditionally enjoyed during Christmas and New Year's celebrations. Eggnog has its roots in medieval Europe and has become a beloved holiday treat in many countries.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup rum or bourbon (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutrition (per serving, based on 8 servings, without alcohol):

  • Calories: 250
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 16g

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks with 1/4 cup of granulated sugar until thick and pale.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the whole milk, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Heat over medium heat until just simmering.
  3. Gradually whisk the hot milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture, then return to the saucepan.
  4. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Do not let it boil.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the rum or bourbon (if using).
  6. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with the remaining 1/4 cup of granulated sugar until stiff peaks form.
  7. Gently fold the whipped egg whites into the eggnog mixture until well combined.
  8. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.
  9. Serve cold, sprinkled with ground nutmeg and cinnamon.

Kitchen Tools Required:

  • Mixing bowls
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Interesting Background: Eggnog dates back to medieval Europe, where it evolved from a drink called "posset," made with hot milk and wine or ale. The addition of eggs and spirits like rum or brandy transformed it into the eggnog we know today. It became particularly popular in North America during the 18th century, and it remains a festive favorite during the holiday season.

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Eggnog Recipe

Overview: Eggnog is a rich and creamy holiday beverage made with milk, cream, eggs, sugar, and spices. It is traditionally enjoyed during Christmas and New Year's celebrations. Eggnog has its roots in medieval Europe and has become a beloved holiday treat in many countries.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup rum or bourbon (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutrition (per serving, based on 8 servings, without alcohol):

  • Calories: 250
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 16g

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks with 1/4 cup of granulated sugar until thick and pale.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the whole milk, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Heat over medium heat until just simmering.
  3. Gradually whisk the hot milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture, then return to the saucepan.
  4. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Do not let it boil.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the rum or bourbon (if using).
  6. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with the remaining 1/4 cup of granulated sugar until stiff peaks form.
  7. Gently fold the whipped egg whites into the eggnog mixture until well combined.
  8. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.
  9. Serve cold, sprinkled with ground nutmeg and cinnamon.

Kitchen Tools Required:

  • Mixing bowls
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Interesting Background: Eggnog dates back to medieval Europe, where it evolved from a drink called "posset," made with hot milk and wine or ale. The addition of eggs and spirits like rum or brandy transformed it into the eggnog we know today. It became particularly popular in North America during the 18th century, and it remains a festive favorite during the holiday season.

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Eggnog Recipe

Overview: Eggnog is a rich and creamy holiday beverage made with milk, cream, eggs, sugar, and spices. It is traditionally enjoyed during Christmas and New Year's celebrations. Eggnog has its roots in medieval Europe and has become a beloved holiday treat in many countries.

Ingredients:

Nutrition (per serving, based on 8 servings, without alcohol):

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks with 1/4 cup of granulated sugar until thick and pale.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the whole milk, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Heat over medium heat until just simmering.
  3. Gradually whisk the hot milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture, then return to the saucepan.
  4. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Do not let it boil.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the rum or bourbon (if using).
  6. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with the remaining 1/4 cup of granulated sugar until stiff peaks form.
  7. Gently fold the whipped egg whites into the eggnog mixture until well combined.
  8. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.
  9. Serve cold, sprinkled with ground nutmeg and cinnamon.

Kitchen Tools Required:

Interesting Background: Eggnog dates back to medieval Europe, where it evolved from a drink called "posset," made with hot milk and wine or ale. The addition of eggs and spirits like rum or brandy transformed it into the eggnog we know today. It became particularly popular in North America during the 18th century, and it remains a festive favorite during the holiday season.

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