Today we are making delicioushomemade eggnog.
This particular recipe is a non-alcoholic, cooked eggnog.
It's yummy, safe for those worried about raw eggs, plus the kids can enjoy it too!
Eggnog is a classic holiday drink. Alteast here in the United States.
It's rich, creamy gooness mixed with festive spices makes a yummy combination.
It seems as though most people either hate eggnog or love.
However, according to Time, those who don't have eggnog, probably have never tasted real, homemade, classic eggnog.
Which is very different from the grocery store eggnog.
So today, we'll show you how you can make your own delicious, classic version of eggnog, just without the alcohol.
And, if you do end up making this eggnog, make sure to whip up a batch of eggnog pancakes to go with it on Christmas morning!
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Ingredients for Non-Alcoholic Eggnog
This recipe makes 4-6 servings of non-alcoholic eggnog. It only takes about 30 minutes to cook but does need to cool for a few hours before serving.
- 3 Cups of whole milk
- 1 Tablespoon of real vanilla extract
- 1 Teaspoon of nutmeg
- 3 Eggs
- 3 Egg yolks
- 1/2 Cup of sugar
- 16oz of heavy cream
Optional Garnish Ingredients
These ingredients are "optional" but really elevate the experience of the drink:
- Whipped Cream
Instructions to Make Non-Alcoholic, Cooked Eggnog
To make your eggnog, start by whisking together the whole milk and vanilla extract in a small sauce pan.
Bring the milk mixture to a simmer and remove from heat.
In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the eggs, yolks, sugar and salt together for 5 minutes, until the mixture is thick and a bit frothy.
Once your egg mixture is finished, slowly pour the mixture into the saucepan with the milk and vanilla.
Make sure to whisk constantly as you pour to ensure both the eggs and milk incorporate well.
Return the pan to medium-low heat and whisk constantly while cooking for about 5 minutes.
If you have a thermometer, you want the temperature to reach 165 degrees.
Once your eggnog has finished cooking, remove from heat and pour in the heavy cream.
Stir your eggnog together until well combined.
As long as your whisk constantly, your eggnog should not have any lumps.
If lumps do form, you can pour the eggnog a through fine mesh strainer.
Pop the eggnog into the fridge for 3 hours before serving.
This will allow the eggnog to thicken up and become richer and creamier.
Your eggnog should last in the fridge 2-3 days.
This homemade eggnog recipe is made from scratch using fresh ingredients. It's alcohol free and cooked, so it's safe for the kids in the family. It's a wonderful holiday drink and a great tradition to start with the family.
- 3 cups of whole milk
- 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3 eggs
- 3 egg yolks
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 16 oz container heavy cream
- In a small saucepan over medium low heat, whisk together the milk and vanilla extract until the milk begins to simmer. Remove from heat.
- In a separate mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, yolks, sugar and salt for 5 minutes using an electric mixer or whisk. The egg mixture should become thick and a bit frothy.
- Slowly pour the egg mixture into the saucepan with the vanilla and milk, whisking constantly to incorporate. Constant whisking is key, as you don't want "scrambled eggs" in your eggnog.
- Return pan to medium low heat and whisk constantly for about 5 minutes, or until temperature reaches 165 degrees.
- Remove your eggnog from heat and pour in the heavy cream. Stir until everything is well combined.
- If desired, you can pour the mixture through a strainer to ensure there are no lumps.
- Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight before serving. This beverage is best served cold.
Straining will ensure there are no lumps in your egg nog, but as long as you are whisking constantly and keep everything on low heat ...there should not be a need to strain.
Drink withing 2-3 days or use in other fun eggnog recipes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 721Total Fat: 56gSaturated Fat: 33gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 431mgSodium: 171mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 0gSugar: 38gProtein: 16g
Now that you've got fresh eggnog, why not try a fun recipe using this delicious drink!