Christmas is nearly here so this means one thing, it means extra sweet’s and treats are allowed….doesn’t it?
One thing we have always wanted to try is eggnog. When watching christmas movies some of them talk about having an eggnog, this year I thought I would have a go at making some. Eggnog in the christmas movies is said to be a sign that christmas is here, I am a sucker for a good christmas movie and getting in the christmas spirit are you?
So the christmas music was put on, we dug out the ingredients needed to make some eggnog, the christmas cheer soon arrived…..Yes this involved a sing-a-long and even a little dance in the kitchen…I was soon told to stop.
700ml whole milk
240ml double cream
3 cinnamon sticks
1 vanilla pod, split and seeds removed
1 tsp of freshly grated nutmeg (more for garnish)
5 eggs separated
1 cup of sugar
Splash of rum
How we made our eggnog:
How we made our eggnog was we added the cream, milk, cinnamon sticks and vanilla pod to a saucepan, we then brought it to the boil, Once boiled we allowed it to cool.
Whilst we waited for it to cool off Ian separated the eggs, putting the egg whites to one side to use later. He then mixed the yolks with the sugar.
Once it had cooled off we mixed together with the yolks, added rum to taste and then refrigerated overnight.
We saved the egg whites and used just before serving, we beat the egg whites until a soft peak formed. Once the eggnog had been refrigerated overnight and the egg whites had been mixed and was ready we folded the egg whites into the eggnog and mixed well.
The best bit was then ready……we could then serve and garnish with some nutmeg.
Here you have it, homemade eggnog.
Oh my, this was heavenly! I am so pleased that when I now watch a christmas movie and they are talking about eggnog I can now understand how it is made and why they love to drink eggnog at christmas time. I did think that this would taste just like sweet milk but it was heavenly…perhaps it was the rum that saved that from happening, who knows but hey it is the christmas season after all.
Have you ever tried eggnog, if so what was your thoughts?