Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Eggnog


This is a little late for Christmas, but maybe you want eggnog for New Years Day. Or maybe you just like it. Next year, I'll be trying a couple of different recipes, since after I had gone through the effort of making this, I discovered an article which stated that if consumed the same day, uncooked eggnog is safe, since only 1 in 20,000 eggs carries salmonella. This was good. I tripled this recipe, and had enough left over to make a batch of eggnog ice cream (thanks, Lori, again!) by just adding a bit more sugar, because ice cream can never be too sweet.

EGGNOG

6 well beaten eggs
2 cups milk
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup rum
1/4 cup bourbon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp sugar

Cook the eggs, milk and sugar until it thickens, stirring constantly with a wire whisk. Don't let it boil, so the eggs don't scramble. Cool, preferable in a sink of ice water, to room temperature, and stir in the rum, bourbon and vanilla. Cool for 4 to 24 hours. Whip the cream and 2 tbsp sugar until soft, but not stiff, and fold into the egg mixture. Add grated nutmeg to taste (I used about 2 tsp), and serve immediately.

11 comments:

Channon said...

That sounds VERY much like my stepmom's "secret" recipe!

Paula said...

YUM! Sounds terrific! Your punch bowl is beautiful. I saw eggnog ice cream at the store and thought of you!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Looks really good! I like your punch bowl!

Anette said...

I've never tasted eggnog, it's not part of our Christmas tredition. But it sounds good!

Violin Mom said...

Mmmmmmm....looks and sounds so good! Happy New Year!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've actually never had eggnog!

noble pig said...

I'll have Eggnog all year! I love it!

Kevin said...

I still have not tried eggnog. I am going to have to make sure to.

Have a great new years!

Darius T. Williams said...

Love this - simple and clean and speaks holiday!

-Darius
www.everydaycookin.com

Lakeland Jo said...

I am glad I have visited your blog. Your egg nog looks fabulous.It isn't catching on here as well as it might. UK Starbucks didn't even do their egg nog latte this year. Sad. I like the alcoholic version! I have just been reading about your rib roast too- sounds lovely

Lori said...

Woo, eggnog!! *does celebratory Eggnog Dance*