Over the years, I have tried to 'create' Christmas traditions. When I was growing up, I don't recall anything special about Christmas. Except dad getting liqueured. Some how I don't see that as a tradition.
This year, because I am feeling a little Scrooge about Christmas, I wasn't even going to make eggnog. Young Frank, a couple of days ago, kind of gave me heck. Apparently he really enjoys homemade eggnog, and doesn't care for the crap from the store. His words. I even cleaned it up a little. He also gently reminded me that I haven't made my eggnog since we moved here. This will be our fifth Christmas at Deadwood. So here is the recipe along will photos. Maddie took the pics and she was having issues with the camera when it came to the part of adding the milk. So no pics on that. No worries. We all know how to pour milk.
You will need:
~ 6 eggs separated
~ 1/3 cup honey
~ 5 cups cold milk
~ 2 tablespoons of rum extract
~ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
~ 1 cup whipped cream
~ nutmeg for garnish
~ beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
~ add the egg yolks and the honey.
~ continue beating.
~ slowly add the milk, run and vanilla extracts, and beat until blended. ( I mixed these all into the same measuring cup)
~ chill. (if you plan on drinking this right away, like we did, there is no need to chill)
note: since I haven't made this in a few years, and because I suffer from iforgotagainitis I couldn't remember if I am suppose to beat the cream. So I didn't. I am not that mean of a cook. And it still tasted good. Maybe next batch I will beat the cream. Just because.
This is a ps.....when young Frank got home from work this evening he commented on the eggnog. He said, ' Mom, it tastes good, but why is it runny?' Now, I know. Whip the damn cream!
Now for those of you who like your eggnog with a little bit of a kick, Spiced Captain Morgan goes good with this. As always, drink responsibly this holiday season.
I like this recipe for the amount of eggs, milk and cream I can use up out of the fridge! Pin It