The holiday season is fast approaching, what better way to get the season started then making your own eggnog. Once this time of year comes around we crave that luscious treat, that is all so decadent. I have found an eggnog recipe that I believe you will enjoy very much. And is not too difficult to make. Add a splash of alcohol and make it an adult drink.
Ingredients that you will need:
4 egg yolks;
4 egg whites;
1/3 cup of sugar, plus one tablespoon of sugar;
1 pint of whole milk;
1 cup of heavy cream;
3 ounces of bourbon;
1 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg; save some for a garnish.
Directions To Make:
1) In a bowl of a stand mixer, you can also use a hand beater as well. Beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the 1/3 cup of sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is completely dissolved. Add the milk, cream, bourbon, and nutmeg, and stir to combine.
2) In the bowl of a separate stand mixer, or hand mixer, place in the egg whites, and beat until you have soft peaks. With the mixer still running gradually add the teaspoon of sugar, and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
For Cooked Eggnog:
Follow this procedure for cooked eggnog; 1) In the bowl of a stand mixer, or a hand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the 1/3 cup of sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is completely dissolved. Set the mixture aside.
2) In a medium saucepan, over high heat, combine the milk, heavy cream, and nutmeg and bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and gradually temper the hot mixture. ( stir in slowly ) Into the eggs and sugar mixture that you made earlier. Then return everything to the pot and cook until the mixture reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
3) Remove from the heat, and stir in the bourbon. Pour into a medium mixing bowl, and set in the refrigerator to chill.
4) In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg whites into soft peaks. With the mixer still running, gradually add the teaspoon of sugar, and beat until stiff peaks form. Whisk the egg whites into the chilled mixture. Let this mixture chill overnight for optimal flavor.
Side Note From The Cook:
Consumption of raw or uncooked eggs, shellfish, and meat may increase the risk of food borne illness. When working with any of these ingredients, it always best to cook them properly. Meaning to the recommended temperature. As a rule of thumb, most foods should be cooked until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees. This will make sure that any bacteria in the food gets killed off.
Nobody wants to become sick from eating or drinking something. Not only does it look bad for chef, but it can lead to legal action from the person or persons that became ill after consuming your creations. So, always play it safe.
Once you become comfortable making fresh eggnog, you may never want to buy store bought eggnog again. When you make it yourself, you know exactly what is in the product. You do not know what is in the cartons that you get from the supermarket.
Now if you happen to not like alcohol, then you do not have to add the bourbon to this recipe. Also, if you have children at the party or gathering you can make a separate batch of the eggnog just for them. Without the alcohol, serving alcohol to minors ( someone under 21) is illegal.
If you are someone that does not prefer bourbon, there are two other forms of alcohol you can use to make your eggnog this holiday season. The first one is rum, rum pairs well eggnog. The second alcohol that pair well with eggnog is brandy.
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But, who cares what the neighbors think, it is none of their business any ways. Chance are that you have invited them to the party. This way you can let them know how you were able to get all the alcohol delivered to your home. Then they will know how to get the same deal.
All that I want to do is help you stay safe from this virus that is still hanging over our heads. Even though the bars are starting to open back up, are you going to feel safe being around all the people in there who are not wearing a mask? I know that I feel safer staying at home, having a cocktail or two with my wife, or a couple of close friends. Until they say that they have a working vaccine, I, personally am going to stay out of the line light. I do not feel comfortable out in the public at this time. I do not care what anyone else thinks, I am not willing to risk my life, or the life of anyone in my household. Anytime that I am out in the public, going to work or going to the store, I wear a mask, and you should as well. We all need to pull together and do our part to put a stop to the spread of this virus. Thank you for letting me get that off of my chest.
Lastly, I would like to let you know that the recipe for this eggnog is brought to you by the courtesy of the food network, and Mr. Alton Brown. This is not my own recipe, just thought that you should be aware of this.
Have A Safe Time:
It is my hope that you try this recipe out. And if you do, please let me know how it went for you. Remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive. Love your friend John D.