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Homemade Eggnog – A Beautiful Mess


Although there’s nothing wrong with store-bought eggnog, it may surprise you to know that making it at home is very easy and, in my opinion, much better. You can customize the level of sweetness as well as make this creamy drink more or less spiced depending on your preference.

I’m a big fan of custard in general. Eggnog is basically a spiced custard drink because it is made mostly from milk and egg yolks. It’s decadent, delicious, and feels absolutely perfect for the holiday season.

Related: Need more festive drink recipes? Try buttercream, pumpkin smoothie, turmeric latte.

ingredients

  • yolk
  • White granulated sugar
  • Textures heavy whipping cream
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon sticks

directione

In a small mixing bowl, store the egg yolks, separating them from the whites. Sit aside.

In a medium sauce bowl, add the sugar, cream, milk, nutmeg, vanilla extract and cinnamon stick. Whisk the mixture over low/medium heat until it is very warm and the sugar has completely dissolved.

Slowly add 1/2 cup of warm milk to the egg yolks at a time, stirring between each addition. The goal is to heat the yolk slowly, because if it goes from cold to hot too quickly, it may curdle.

Once the mixing bowl with the milk and yolks is very warm to the touch (on the outside of the bowl), whisk the mixture back into the pan. Heat until the liquid reaches 160°F (71°C).

Strain to remove any sediment and cinnamon stick. Store it in the refrigerator.

Tips for making

  • you can use Instant reading thermometer or Candy thermometer To ensure that the liquid reaches a safe temperature for food.
  • If the yolk curls a little, it’s okay! Although eggnog isn’t perfect, it doesn’t go bad. Once you strain the mixture before cooling it, this will remove any curly bits.
  • Feel free to add more nutmeg, cinnamon, or other spices to this recipe! Pumpkin pie spice would be a nice addition.

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Frequently asked questions

Is the eggnog served hot or cold?

Eggnog is usually served chilled, unless it is added to a hot drink such as an eggnog latte.

Does eggnog contain alcohol?

Eggnog on its own does not contain alcohol. However, it is very common to add brandy, rum, or bourbon to eggnog, so if you’re at a party and aren’t sure, ask the host.

Is eggnog still made with eggs?

Classic homemade eggnog is made from egg yolks and many store-bought versions are made with pasteurized eggs as well. But you can find store-bought versions made without eggs.

How long does eggnog stay good in the refrigerator?

Homemade eggnog can be kept in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 days after making it.

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directions

  • In a small mixing bowl, store the egg yolks, separating them from the whites. Sit aside.

  • In a medium sauce bowl, add the sugar, cream, milk, nutmeg, vanilla extract and cinnamon stick.

  • Whisk the mixture over low/medium heat until it is very warm and the sugar has completely dissolved.

  • Slowly add 1/2 cup of warm milk to the egg yolks at a time, stirring between each addition. The goal is to heat the yolk slowly, because if it goes from cold to hot too quickly, it may curdle.

  • Once the mixing bowl with the milk and yolks is very warm to the touch (on the outside of the bowl), whisk the mixture back into the pan.

  • Heat until the liquid reaches 160°F (71°C).

  • Strain to remove any sediment and cinnamon stick. Store it in the refrigerator.

Notes

you can use Instant reading thermometer or Candy thermometer To verify that the eggnog has reached a food-safe temperature
If the yolk curls a little, it’s okay! Although eggnog isn’t perfect, it doesn’t go bad. Once you strain the mixture before cooling it, this will remove any curly bits.
Feel free to add more nutmeg, cinnamon, or other spices to this recipe! Pumpkin pie spice would be a nice addition.
Homemade eggnog can be stored in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 days after making it.

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Nutritional facts

Homemade eggnog

Amount per service

% daily value*

*Percent Daily Values ​​are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Note: Nutrition is automatically calculated using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where appropriate, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.



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