Christmas is a time for overindulging in copious amounts of yummy food and drinks. One of my favourite drinks around the festive season is Eggnog. This sweet, chilled, creamy drink is often overlooked as people are put off by the name. If you’ve not tried it, don’t let the name put you off and give it a whirl. Yes, it has eggs in it but you can’t taste them as the other flavours are more noticable.
If you fancy having a go at making your own delicious eggnog, I found this simple recipe last year and it went down so well. I made it without alcohol but you can add a bourbon, brandy or even vodka, whatever your poison is.
This recipe serves around 10/11 but please note that this is a heavy drink as it has lots of cream and milk, so you won’t need a huge amount of it.
What you will need:
1 (397g) tin condensed sweetened milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 litre of milk
1 pinch salt
150ml double cream
1 pinch ground nutmeg
First beat the eggs until slightly beaten. Mix in the condensed milk and vanilla extract.
Pour in a litre of milk (I used semi-skimmed) and add a pinch of salt, then stir thoroughly.
Next, beat the cream until soft peaks begin to form. Be careful not to make the cream too thick.
Fold the cream into the egg and milk mixture and stir.
Serve chilled in your favourite festive glass or mug and add a sprinkle of nutmeg for a festive flavour.
Enjoy! Ho! Ho! Ho!
If you enjoy coffee, try adding some of your eggnog to it for your own take on an Eggnog Latte!
Let me know if you try this eggnog recipe or if you have your own recipe that you think I should make.