Eggnog is a holiday tradition that you either love or hate! For you eggnog lovers, here's a recipe for making your own fresh eggnog and 6 unique recipes to try for a different twist on the typical eggnog spiked with rum or whiskey. Maybe you can change an eggnog hater into an eggnog lover!
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt (optional)
4 quarts divided milk
4 tsp vanilla
1. In large saucepan, beat together eggs, sugar and salt, if desired. Stir in 2 cups of milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat metal spoon and reaches at least 160 degrees. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining 2 cups milk and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, several hours or overnight. Just before serving, pour into bowl or pitcher. Serve immediately. For faster preparation, heat milk until very warm before stirring milk into eggs and sugar.
2. Microwave: In 2-quart liquid measure or bowl, beat together eggs, sugar and salt until thoroughly blended. Set aside. In 1 quart liquid measure or bowl, cook 2 cups of the milk on full power until bubbles form at edges, about 5 to 6 minutes. Stir into egg mixture. Cook on 50% power until mixture is thick enough to coat a metal spoon and reaches at least 160 degrees, about 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in remaining 2 cups milk and vanilla. Continue as above.
Though the risk of salmonella is smaller from uncooked egg whites than from the yolks, the US Department of Agriculture recommends against using them to be absolutely sure -- particularly for the very young, the elderly, pregnant women and people with serious illnesses or weakened immune systems.
¾ ounces butterscotch schnapps
3 ounces eggnog
Pour the schnapps into a cocktail glass. Add eggnog, sprinkle with nutmeg, and serve.
It’s a Wonderful Life Eggnog
1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1/4 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur
5 oz eggnog
1 shot whipped cream
Pour eggnog into a coffee mug. Stir in amaretto, and float kahlua on top. Add a small shot of whipped cream, then sprinkle a couple of pinches of nutmeg on top.
Christmas Nipple Eggnog
1 oz Bailey's® Irish cream
1 oz butterscotch schnapps
1 oz eggnog
Stir ingredients together over ice in a coffee mug, and serve.
Christmas in the Tropics Eggnog
2 oz Captain Morgan® Parrot Bay coconut rum
6 oz eggnog
Pour the Captain Morgan Parrot Bay coconut rum into a cup, then pour in the eggnog after. Stir it around a bit to mix it together, and serve.
1 cup eggnog
2 shots Bailey's® Irish cream
2 shots butterscotch schnapps
Stir ingredients well so that the drink is the original color of the eggnog.
1 oz light rum
1 oz coffee liqueur
1 cup eggnog
Shake all ingredients with ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a large brandy snifter, dust with nutmeg, and serve.