From my 12 Days of Christmas you all know I have a ton of holiday traditions and one of my favorite things about the holidays is drinking eggnog. It is not a great thing for my girlish figure but it definitely is quite tasty!
When hosting my Christmas party this year I wanted to do something different For most of the parties that I host I bake but this year I made eggnog. When I told people I was making it, from my best friend to the guy at the liquor store, they thought I was simply adding rum to the store bought eggnog. FALSE. I decided to make the eggnog from scratch and I am so excited how well it turned out. I adapted the recipe for Amazingly Good Eggnog (here) for 20 servings and made a few substitutions. Find my version of the recipe and photos of my spectacular drink below:
6 2/3 cups skim milk
3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 3/4 Teaspoons ground cinnamon
20 egg yolks
2 1/2 cups of sugar
3 cups of light rum
1 tablespoon and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups heavy cream
3/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
(1) Combine milk, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, and cinnamon in a saucepan and heat over lowest setting for five minutes. Slowly bring milk mixture to a boil
(2) In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. Whisk together until fluffy. Whisk hot milk mixture slowly into the eggs. Pour mixture into saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, or until thick. Do not allow mixture to boil then let cool for one hour.
(3) Stir in rum, cream, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla, and nutmeg. Refrigerate before serving.
All of my friends really like the eggnog and according to them, truly enjoyed my holiday party. I am so glad my eggnog was a big hit!
Have you ever made eggnog? I was surprise that some of party guests had never even tried it before, have you?