Eggnog is a blending of eggs, sugar, milk, cream, and a form of liquor into a custard. Of course, you can serve it without the alcohol, but we’ll leave that decision up to you!
5 Fun Facts About Eggnog
- Eggnog Dates Back To Medieval Times
- There have been beliefs of plenty of different combinations of the drink, for the British in the medieval times it involved a hot, milk, ale-like drink they called ‘posset’
- Its Name Comes From A Cup
- Rum was referred to as ‘grog’ and the small mugs were called ‘noggins’ à together they led to the evident egg-n-grog à eggnog
- Eggnog Was A Favorite In The American Colonies
- The popular alcoholic drink was rum because others were so high in taxes
- George Washington Had His Own Recipe
- The first president mixed a number of alcoholic drinks including brandy, rye whiskey, rum, and sherry
- People Drink A Lot Of Eggnog
- More than 135 million pounds of eggnog are consumed each year
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
- 1 pint whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 ounces bourbon (your choice of alcohol or nonalcoholic)
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 4 egg whites
1. Beat egg yolks until they lighten in color. add in 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until dissolved. Add in the milk, cream, bourbon and nutmeg and stir.
2. Place egg whites in separate bowl and beat to soften peaks. Gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and continue to beat.
3. Whisk the egg whites and sugar into the previous mixture, chill and serve
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