What actually is Eggnog and how do you make it?


Published: Monday 15th December 2014 by Paul Nickerson - Writer

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The closest we Brits come to Eggnog is ordering it in a Latte at Starbucks. But, in the US and Canada, it’s a well known and popular tipple.

Eggnog is best described as a dairy based alcoholic drink served with cream, vanilla and cinnamon.  American’s in particular go crazy for it this time of year and at Thanksgiving.

So, if you’re in to trying new things and are looking for a winter warmer that’s a bit different, try our amazingly tasty recipe for Eggnog.

Ideal for: Parties or drinking at home (contains alcohol).

Serves: 4 people

Difficulty: Medium

You will need:

  • 3 large eggs with the yolks removed (keep the whites, you will need them).
  • 350ml milk (preferably full fat)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Half a vanilla pod with seeds taken out
  • 1 teaspoon of grated nutmeg
  • 160ml of double cream
  • 80g sugar
  • 100ml of Rum (Bacardi)

How to prepare: 

1. Pop the milk, cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla bean and seeds into a pan.

2. Slowly bring it to the boil, then take it off the heat and allow to settle and infuse.

3. Beat the egg yolks and sugar in a large mixing bowl until it’s nice and thick (it needs to be fairly stiff).

4. Slowly whisk in the milk. Keep mixing until smooth.

5. Add the rum and stir.

6. Pop it in the fridge overnight to cool

7. Once cool, you need to whisk the egg whites until frothy. Fold it in to the eggnog until it’s all mixed in.

8. Sprinkle on the grated nutmeg and serve.

9. Enjoy.

Not into booze?

You can create a delicious none alcohol version by replacing the rum with a little more milk.

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Published: Monday 15th December 2014 by Paul Nickerson - Writer

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