Thursday, December 24, 2009

Eggnog

Happy National Eggnog Day, everyone! Oh yeah, and Happy Christmas Eve too. :-)

Eggnog is one of my favorite beverages ever. So rich and creamy, and perfect for holiday sipping. I wanted to buy some the other day when I went shopping, but was appalled to see that a gallon of eggnog cost over $7! However, whole milk was on sale for $1.66/gallon. So I picked up some milk and eggs and determined to make my own eggnog. I found this recipe on allrecipes.com. It was simple to make, and turned out so delicious! I won't go so far as to say I'll never buy eggnog again, but I definitely will make this recipe again.

Eggnog
6 eggs
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 quart milk
1/3 pint heavy whipping cream (I cheated and used whipped topping)
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1 pinch salt

Beat eggs; mix in condensed milk, vanilla, quart of milk and salt.

Beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Fold in to egg and milk mixture and sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve chilled.

10 comments:

Tiffaney said...

JT and Carolyn LOVE eggnog. Not only is this cheaper than buying it, but it looks like a lot of fun and maybe could be a Christmas tradition...hmmmm. Thanks for posting!

Heidi said...

I've never tried to make eggnog, but this sounds so easy and wonderful. I need to try it out on new years eve (we always have eggnog that night!)

Katy ~ said...

I think yours is the ONLY eggnog recipe I've seen this year. Sounds so good. We love eggnog here, but we have to add a splash of spirit to ours, grins.

Michelle said...

Man, I'm impressed with all the yummies so soon after having Audrey! I need to make this, we did buy eggnog this season and with our kids loving it so much and Mark drinking it straight out of the carton.... well, it wasn't cheap.

Remind me to start posting the foods that I'm making... you're making me feel lazy for just eating it and not taking pictures first. :-)

Anissa said...

I made this the other night and it was yummy, easy, and definitely better than any I've ever bought. Thank you!

Kasha said...

Eggnog is my favorite! Happy New Years! Thanks for being my friend!
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kanishk said...

I need to try it out on new years eve (we always have eggnog that night!)

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restrainedchaos said...

My husband has been begging me to make eggnog forever. This recipe certainly seems a lot easier than conventional ones. Thanks!

Carolyn said...

I love eggnog! The recipe sounds great, but do you think it is safe to eat the raw eggs?

Stephanie said...

Raw eggs are a safety concern due to the possibility of salmonella, so this recipe isn't for pregnant women. But I eat raw cookie dough, raw cake batter, etc. The eggs don't bother me. There are eggnog recipes that call for cooling the eggs if you're worried about it. :-)