Family Recipe

My family loves eggnog and every year they make it. We drink it on Christmas, New Years, and even any day in the month of December. Since eggnog is such a popular drink I decided to share my family recipe!

Ingredients

  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon, for topping

Instructions

  1. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together in a medium bowl until light and creamy.
    In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the cream, milk, nutmeg and salt. Stir often until mixture reaches a bare simmer.
  2. Add a big spoonful of the hot milk to the egg mixture, whisking vigorously. Repeat, adding a big spoonful at a time, to temper the eggs.
  3. Once all of the hot milk has been added to the eggs, pour the mixture back into the saucepan on the stove.
  4. Whisk constantly, until the mixture is slightly thickened, just a few minutes (or until it reaches about 160 degrees F on a thermometer).
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
    Pour the eggnog into a pitcher or other container and cover with plastic wrap.
  6. Refrigerate until chilled. It will thicken as it cools. If you want a thinner, completely smooth consistency, I like to add the entire mixture to a blender with 1 or 2 tablespoons of milk and blend until smooth.
  7. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon, and fresh whipped cream, if desired.

About nicolehennessey

Mom to Hunter (born March 2013) and Vivian (born October 2015). I was born and raised in London and can't wait to share everything London has to offer to its mamas!

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