Once you see how easy it is to make it yourself, you may never go back to store-bought nog. Wondering what exactly is in eggnog? You’re not alone. Fear not, you can make your own nog with ingredients you probably have on hand for holiday baking. Cheers!
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 4 whole cinnamon sticks
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
- 7 egg yolks
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 cups heavy cream or half and half for a light version
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Put the milk, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla into a large saucepan on the lowest heat setting on your stove for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar for 1 minute until pale yellow.
- Remove the cinnamon sticks from the milk mixture. Temper the eggs by pouring about ¼ of the hot milk into the egg and sugar mixture in a slow, steady stream, while whisking constantly.
- Pour all of the tempered egg mixture back into the saucepan and whisk until combined. Raise the heat to medium. Cook, whisking constantly, for 3 minutes. The mixture should thicken slightly.
- Pour the hot eggnog into a large bowl or pitcher and let cool at room temperature for 1 hour. Add cinnamon sticks back in (optional).
- After 1 hour, stir in the heavy cream, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and nutmeg. Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours before serving.
SERVES 6 • TOTAL TIME: 25 MINS (+ 4 HRS TO CHILL)
Recipe provided by INFRA.