Eggnog is a holiday
tradition. Eggnog came to America from Europe in the early 17th century. The name origins and particular history
are disputed, but one thing is for sure: It has become a North American tradition for toasting the holidays.
The grocery stores started stocking eggnog weeks ago so somebody must be buying it. For our family we're still a couple of weeks off from enjoying this traditional drink so I have time to perfect my homemade recipe.
- 12 large egg whites
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 12 egg yolks
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 7 cups whole milk
- 1 dash nutmeg
It takes about 25 minutes to prepare and you'll find full preparation instructions here
. The recipe from Company's Coming For Christmas
can be modified with or without alcohol. The British add wine to their eggnog, the Germans add beer, Americans typically add rum. You could make your eggnog alcohol free for the kids then offer your guests tastes of the traditional drink from around the world. If you feel like adding a modern and creative twist, try some of these tempting eggnog based cocktail creations
. Once you've had homemade Christmas
eggnog, you'll never go back to buying it in the carton.