December 14, 2010

Homemade Eggnog

I have been wanting to make my own eggnog for over a month now but patiently restrained myself from doing so until the holidays. One of my favorite food bloggers, Annie Bakes (check her out), tempted me with a recipe for eggnog that she found in the Oprah magazine and loved. Since I trust her judgment so much, I decided to give it a whirl. She was right -- this is super good eggnog! I cannot believe how simple and tasty it is at the same time! Never again will I buy eggnog from the store. Never. If you are an eggnog fan, you have to try this!

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 c white sugar
  • 1 1/2 c milk (I used fat free)
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c heavy cream, softly whipped
  • Liquor (brandy, bourbon, rum, whiskey, etc.)
  • In a heavy saucepan, whisk together the eggs, milk and sugar. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon until thickened and heated to 140 degrees F on a candy thermometer; about 5 minutes.
  • Strain the mixture into a bowl. Stir in the nutmeg and vanilla.
  • Cover and refrigerate, until chilled.
  • When ready to serve, fold in the whipped cream. Serve in a bowl, sprinkle nutmeg over all and serve with alcohol on the side.
  • Enjoy!

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