Eggnog recipe (Christmas Drinks)

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup golden rum (optional)
  • 1 pint half-and-half
  • 1 pint milk
  • ground nutmeg
egg nog recipe

Food safety warning: Refrigerated eggs with clean, uncracked shells can still be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. Adding alcohol inhibits bacterial growth, but it cannot be relied upon to kill bacteria. Eggnog may be safely made at home by using whole, liquid, or pasteurized eggs. Pasteurized eggs are found next to regular eggs at the store. Egg substitutes can also be used. These products have been pasteurized. Using a pasteurized product means that no further cooking is necessary.

Homemade Egg Nog Recipe Directions

  1. carefully crack eggs into a large bowl
  2. beat eggs until light and foamy
  3. stir in salt and sugar then beat until think and lemon colored
  4. stir in rum (omit for non-alcoholic eggnog)
  5. stir in cream and milk
  6. chill 3 hours or more
  7. pour serving into irish mug
  8. top with ground nutmeg

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The story of Eggnog
Eggnog literally means eggs inside a small cup. It is used as a toast to ones health. Nog is an old English dialect word of obscure origins that was used to describe a kind of strong beer. It is first recorded in the seventeenth century. Eggnog, however, is first mentioned in the early nineteenth century but seems to have been popular on both sides of the Atlantic at that time. An alternative British name was egg flip.
It all began in England, where eggnog was the trademark drink of the upper class. There was no refrigeration, and the farms belonged to the big estates. Those who could get milk and eggs to make eggnog mixed it with brandy or Madeira or even sherry. But it became most popular in America, where farms and dairy products were plentiful, as was rum.
An English creation, it descended from a hot British drink called posset, which consists of eggs, milk, and ale or wine. The recipe for eggnog has traveled well, adapting to local tastes wherever it has landed.
Eggnog has become a Christmas drink of choice for many. You can make non alcoholic egg nog my simple removing the alcohol from the recipe or make alcohol egg nog by adding your favorite liquor. Add this egg nog recipe to your list of holiday drinks and you won’t be disappointed.

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