So yeah. It's the holidays. Like every year they have totally snuck up on me and I have to remind myself to get festive. So I stare at our Christmas tree to try to get in the spirit. We've been drinking a lot of store bought egg nog, (by the way, Twin Brook creamery nog is the BEST,) which has helped but I decided to go one step further and make some of it myself.
Looking up recipes online was confusing. There are a ton of recipes out there and some are just too much trouble. Not only are some cooked, but some have beaten eggs whites mixed in (which sounds gross because I don't like drinking things that could be considered "frothy",) and some have so much cream that I have a heart attack thinking about it. I also don't partake in the consumption of alcoholic beverages, so a bunch of other recipes were out.
So I looked at several recipes just to get an idea and came up with my own. I decided to make a smaller batch first, and make adjustments if necessary.
4 cups milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup sugar (rounded, so there's a little more)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
a dash or two of cinnamon
a dash of salt
Directions: Beat the eggs with a hand mixer then slowly add the sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg. Once mixed well, add milk, one cup at a time. Chill, and enjoy!
|The frothiness dies down pretty quick.|
(Maybe I could just drink the whole batch and just make more to replace it... then no one would know...)