Old Fashioned Homemade Eggnog
Decadent, thick Old Fashioned Homemade Eggnog is quite easy to make. Whisk up a batch of this favorite Christmas drink in no time. Way better than store bought!
Servings: 6 cups
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 4 whole cinnamon sticks
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 7 egg yolks
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 cups heavy cream or half and half for a light version
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Put the milk, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and 1/2 tsp vanilla into a large saucepan. Put it over the lowest heat setting on your stove for 5 minutes.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar for 1 minute.
Turn the heat under the milk up to medium-high heat. Remove the cinnamon sticks. Stir the milk constantly until it just starts to boil then immediately turn off the heat.
Slowly whisk in about 1/4 of the hot milk into the egg/sugar mixture. Then pour all of the egg/sugar mixture back into the saucepan and whisk it all together. Put it over medium heat, whisking constantly, for 3 minutes. It will thicken a bit.
Pour the hot eggnog into a large bowl or beverage container and let cool at room temperature for 1 hour.
After 1 hour, stir in the heavy cream, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and nutmeg. Store in the fridge and allow to cool for at least 4 hours before serving.
- For an uncooked version, whisk egg yolks, sugar, cloves, and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl. Replace the cinnamon sticks with 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and whisk in with the egg yolks. Slowly pour in milk, cream, and vanilla extract, whisk until thoroughly combined.
- Alcohol can be added before serving, to taste. Dark rum, cognac, and bourbon are all traditional options.
Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 815IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 0.3mg