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Classic Christmas Eggnog
Don’t like store bought eggnog (äggtoddy) or can’t buy it to begin with? Then, perhaps you should make it yourself. It’s really easy, and you use things you likely already have on hand… PLUS you can make just what you need: no staring at a huge carton of leftover eggnog no one wants to drink after Christmas!
If you don’t already know ‘eggnog’ is ‘eggnog’ then it sounds a little nasty… let’s be honest. It’s a drink made with eggs. But it’s delicious and if you think of it as a custard drink, as it is basically an uncooked custard, it seems luxurious.
Note: Eggnog is also a family drink. Just don’t use the bourbon. Clearly.
Adapted from Alton Brown
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cup/ .75 dl. sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
- 2 cups/ 5 dl. whole milk
- 1 cup/ 2 dl. heavy cream
- 3 oz./8 cl. bourbon
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (muskotnöt)
- First, separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. (Many ways to do this, one of which is in the “Eggnog” video.)
- With an electric beater, whisk egg yolks until they get milky or a bit lighter in color. Slowly add the 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until it well mixed.
Add the milk, cream, bourbon and nutmeg. Mix together, and set aside.
- Place the egg whites in a second bowl and beat to soft fluffy peaks. Slowly beat in the 1 tablespoon of sugar and then beat until the egg whites are stiff like whipped cream.
- Whisk the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. Chill and serve with a little nutmeg on top!