My husband’s secret eggnog recipe
I didn’t grow up drinking eggnog but it was a staple in my husband’s home as a kid. I actually never tasted eggnog until I met my husband 5 years ago. My husband would tell me countless stories how as kids he and his sister Kia drank up as much virgin-eggnog as they could. I didn’t even know that eggnog was a “spiked” drink until well into my adult years.
What exactly is Eggnog?
Eggnog is a beverage based on egg and milk that is popular in the United States and Canada and is usually served from Thanksgiving through New Years Day.
Eggnog is typically made with milk, cream, sugar, eggs, and brandy, rum, or whiskey. Additional spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla may be added. The drink is so popular that many varieties, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, are available on the market today, as well as various other eggnog flavored food products.
Spike or not to Spike
So this recipe is heavily spiked; feel free to increase the rum and bourbon to your heart’s delight, or omit altogether if it’s for the kids.
Is eggnog part of your family holiday tradition? If so, how do you like it – spiked or virgin? with whipped egg whites or without?
- 6 egg yolks (Happy Egg Company)
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 2 quarts of Half and Half
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup each of bourbon, rum, brandy, and moonshine (can omit for kid-friendly eggnog)
Do you think Eggnog is only for the Holidays?