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Homemade Holiday Nog

By December 1, 2021June 8th, 2022No Comments
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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!

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar for 1 minute until pale yellow.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.

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