Classic Holiday Eggnog Recipe
This classic eggnog recipe is perfect for enjoying with loved ones around a toasty fire and can be made a day in advance allowing you more time to enjoy with your holiday guests. This Christmas, try this recipe and celebrate the holidays with the most creamy, delicious eggnog you'll ever taste!
- 12 egg yolks
- 5 whole cloves
- 4 cups whole milk
- 4 cups manufacturing cream
- 3 cups rum, bourbon, whiskey or Kahlua
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 2 vanilla pods or 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp light sour cream
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp salt
In a large mixing bowl, beat together egg yolks, sugar and light brown sugar until fully mixed. Set aside. Meanwhile in a large sauce-pan, bring the milk, sour cream, cloves and cinnamon to a simmer. Remove from heat. Slowly drizzle the simmered milk mixture into the egg/sugar mixture while whisking vigorously to avoid curdling. Once completely blended, return to the sauce-pan and bring back to a simmer. Cook for about ten more minutes or until it starts to thicken stirring frequently to avoid scorching. Once thickened, strain through a cheese-cloth or fine mesh sieve into a container and chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours. Once cooled a bit (it may still be a bit warm), stir in the manufacturing cream, alcohol, vanilla and ground nutmeg and continue to chill until desired temperature (2-3 more hours). Garnish with cinnamon sticks, ground cocoa or ground nutmeg and serve. Serves 8-10 people.
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