Eggnog Recipes and Techniques

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What's your favorite way to make eggnog?

I have a couple favorite recipes. I like to make the type where the eggs are separated, the yolks, milk, sugar and spices are heated to 160 degrees. The cream ad egg whites are whipped (separately) and added to the yolk mixture. It's foamy and decadent. DH hates it. :gig

I haven't been able to get organic cream in the stores this year. Demand before Thanksgiving wiped the shleves clear. I was able to get organic half & half, so I modified my recipe. It was so easy! worth repeating.

I use my Instant Pot on yogurt/boil setting and use a thermometer to heat to 160 degrees. I strain it 3 times, it turns out nice. I like to use an oil skimmer strainer, but it is slow because it filters out ground cinnamon which clogs the oil skimmer so I need to rinse it off a few times. Worth it though!
 

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Eggnog hits a few of the major food groups, so it must be health food.

Eggs. These are good for you
Cream. Dairy group. Dairy is good for you.
Sugar. Comes from sugar beets and thus is a vegetable.
Bourbon. Grain group. This is good for you.
 

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Eggnog hits a few of the major food groups, so it must be health food.

Eggs. These are good for you
Cream. Dairy group. Dairy is good for you.
Sugar. Comes from sugar beets and thus is a vegetable.
Bourbon. Grain group. This is good for you.
Sugar from sugar cane is just a grass.... grass is high in fiber... so very important
 

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Sugar from sugar cane is just a grass.... grass is high in fiber... so very important
Exactly! Now you get it! By breaking down foods into their respective food groups, the truth comes out. Foods the dieticians say are bad for you really are not. They are lying. There is probably a warehouse somewhere where these experts hoard all the REAL food for themselves. They are probably hung over right now, at this moment, from the eggnog party they had last night.
 

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Where is @baymule with Momma Wall's eggnog recipe????
Here I am! In house in Groveton, propped up in bed, coffee on a bucket end table. LOL

Momma Wall’s Eggnog

12 eggs, separated
12 heaping tablespoons of sugar
12 shots bourbon
1/2 pint whipping cream

Beat egg whites until stiff
Beat whipping cream until peaks form
Beat egg yolks
Slowly add bourbon to yolks, while running mixer. It helps to have bourbon pre-mixed in container with pouring spout.
Add sugar to egg yolk, bourbon mixture
Beat well
Fold in whipped cream
Fold in egg whites
Spoon into cups, top with nutmeg or cinnamon

Momma Wall was my great Grandmother. She made eggnog for breakfast on Christmas morning. Everyone got eggnog, even little kids. My mother remembered having eggnog as a little child. Then my Grandmother made the eggnog. My non drinking parents enjoyed their eggnog and I have memories of getting sh!t-faced on Christmas Day, drinking the eggnog. LOL

Grandmother didn’t have the recipe written down, she just made it. So I watched her and wrote it down. Now I make the eggnog. My punch bowl gets used once a year for the eggnog.

On the bourbon, I use HALF of the amount of the bourbon. The bourbon cooks the egg yolks. It must be added slowly or you get scrambled eggs.

Print out the recipe and start your own family tradition.
 

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I love egg nog, but the sweetness is not good for me. So I will just stick to the bourbon 😏

The wife made some Puerto Rican style egg nog thing last year (her ex MIL used to make it all the time, supposedly). Ick. I couldn't take a second drink.
 

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