I've always loved egg nog. When I was a kid, we never had it very much, my parents always said it was too expensive. I am not sure why my mother never made it from scratch. I remember Mom coming home from the grocery store around Christmas time and taking that festive carton out of the bag. We would beg to have some, but we always had to wait until after dinner, when we would enjoy it together as a family.
Feel free to adjust the spices up or down to your taste, or add a few of your own!
- 4 egg yolks
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups milk (whole is best)
- 1 1/4 cups good quality whiskey
- 1/4 cup spiced rum
- dash of sea salt
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Whisk sugar and yolks
When the sugar begins to dissolve add cream, milk, whiskey and rum
Mix well, until smooth
Add nutmeg and vanilla and stir
Chill for a couple hours and stir again before serving
Non- Alcoholic Egg Nog
- 3/4 cup of milk
- 3/4 cup of cream
- 1-2 tablespoons of rum extract, if you like the rum flavor, if not, then omit
- dash of allspice (optional)
Personally I prefer my egg nog without alcohol, but that is because that is how we drank it growing up because my parents didn't drink. I love it extra spicy, so sometimes i put in extra nutmeg or all spice. Once in a while I even put in pumpkin pie spice, that gives it a really different taste, that is delicious. I have also made it with eggbeaters instead of eggs. I wish I could say it tasted the same, but it doesn't, but it is still pretty good. I also tried making it with skim milk and fat free cream, but we won't discuss how that tasted. Unfortunately, in order to have a truly delectable holiday treat, you have to expend a few calories.
When serving egg nog at holiday gatherings, I usually serve it with a cinnamon stick or peppermint stick and a small sprig of greenery. It makes it look so much more festive!
Hope your holidays are going great!