Friday, November 26, 2010

Eggnog

When it all boils down to it, there are two kinds of people on this planet; those who love eggnog and those who hate it.  I love eggnog - especially when it's homemade.  This is my go-to recipe.  It's perfect for the holidays or whenever you want to your fix.

Eggnog

8 Eggs, separated
3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
2 cups Heavy Cream
8 cups Milk
8-10 ounces Bourbon (or Brandy, if you want to make Rompope)
2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
Fresh Nutmeg

In a bowl, beat the egg yolks with 1/2 cup of white sugar until the mixture becomes cream and the sugar is dissolved.  In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with remaining sugar until thickened.  In yet another bowl, beat the cream just until thick - Do not over beat.  You want the cream slightly fluffy but still dense, not airy.  Mix the cream with the yolk mixture and fold in the egg white mixture.  Stir in milk, bourbon, vanilla and a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg.  Refrigerate for a couple of hours.  When ready to serve, mix thoroughly and grate fresh nutmeg over the top.  Enjoy!
 


Homemade Eggnog.


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