Eggnog

Eggnog

eggnog recipe

eggnog recipe

Eggnog

Recipe Type: Drinks

Cuisine: American

Author: Caroline Artiss

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

Total time: 20 mins

Serves: 8-10

This recipe is from the brilliant Alton Brown. I tested it as I had never made an eggnog before and it was so perfect I wanted to share it all with you guys.

Ingredients

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 pint whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 ounces bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg / extra for decorating
  • vanilla
  • 4 egg whites

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color.
  2. Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a medium sized saucepan, over high heat, combine the milk, heavy cream and nutmeg.
  5. Bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove from the heat and gradually temper the hot mixture into the egg and sugar mixture.
  7. Then return everything to the pot and cook until the mixture reaches 160 degrees F.
  8. Remove from the heat, stir in the bourbon
  9. Pour into a medium mixing bowl
  10. Set in the refrigerator to chill.
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  12. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg whites to soft peaks.
  13. With the mixer running gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Whisk the egg whites into the chilled mixture

Notes

I served this is in little glasses that I had for a punch bowl, and with a sprinkle of fresh nutmeg on top.

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