There is a nip in the air (okay, a full on blizzard in some areas), and Winter is just around the corner. Time to bring out the Eggnog! There's no need to pay those high prices at the grocery store, though. With just a few basic ingredients you can whip up a batch of your own in a matter of minutes! It is so simple to make! You'll be ready to bring on the season with your very own homemade eggnog.
I like this recipe for several reasons. Firstly, you use whole eggs. There's no need to separate the yolks out. It's just that much easier. Secondly, this recipe is cooked. I've seen others out there that use raw eggs, but quite frankly, that idea makes me a bit uneasy. Lastly, this recipe can be made with, or without, alcohol. Either way it tastes divine! Truth be known, I like to drink this eggnog year round. It's just that easy & that delicious! Give it a try & let me know what you think...
- 1 1/2 cups Milk
- 3 Eggs
- 3 Tbs Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 shot (3 Tbs) Spiced Rum, Southern Comfort, or Bourbon (optional)
Combine milk, eggs, and sugar in a saucepan. Whisk constantly over medium heat until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a metal spoon.
Remove from heat for a minute to cool. Add vanilla and liquor (if using).
Either drink warm, or refrigerate for a few hours and serve chilled.
Sprinkle with nutmeg just before serving.
Makes about 2 cups.