Christmas is a time for family, slowing down, counting our blessings and totally forgetting about the calories! Eggnog is a MUST and after trying loads of recipes, we’re sharing our favourite – tweaked just a bit to make it extra tasty and decadent.
You’ll need eggs, sugar, loads of full cream milk, some vanilla extract and ground nutmeg. Evaporated milk and light cream, but I actually prefer going for double cream… The creamier, the better!
First up, combine the eggs and sugar and whisk well.
In a separate bowl combine 1 cup of full cream milk with cream and evaporated milk. Once again, whisk well.
Now, let’s get cooking…
Pour the egg mixture into a saucepan. Add the rest of the full cream milk, the vanilla extract, and ground nutmeg. Heat the egg mixture over a medium to low heat while stirring constantly. This is very important, you have to stir all the time. Don’t stop stirring – the eggs cook very easily.
It’s similar to making a custard. So, remove the egg mixture from the heat the moment it starts to thicken.
Next, whisk in the evaporated milk mixture, made earlier.
Let the eggnog cool a little bit and have a taste. Add more sugar or nutmeg, if you like. Make it a little naughty by adding some extra kick with a dash of rum or bourbon. Pour into an airtight container and refrigerate overnight or until well chilled.
Garnish with your favourite festive topping. I always go for cinnamon sticks, some freshly grated nutmeg and a candy cane.
Click on this link, Easy Eggnog to download and print a PDF version of the Eggnog Recipe.
Now all that’s left to do is to curl up on the couch and get cosy with the ones you love. Merry Christmas friends!
If Eggnog isn’t your thing, be sure to check out our Festive Sangria recipe – perfect for summer.
Remember to head on over to:
Mascaras and Mimosas for a super easy Christmas starter.
Harassed Mom for the most delicious beer glazed ham.
Tonics and Tiaras provide ideas for sides.
Tascha Strauss shares a yummy Rooibos Panna Cotta.
Momma like Me makes the best traditional shortbread, another Festive must.
Roses and Thorns suggests some perfect wine pairings and drink suggestions.
And the Lovilee blog shows us how to create the prettiest colourless Christmas.