Merry Christmas Greetings: Homemade Eggnog Recipe

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. The eggnog season is in full swing and my father has been taking advantage of the short season by enjoying eggnog every day.  This made me think about making your own eggnog so went on the search for a fantastic Homemade Eggnog Recipe…..

My friend Laura from Laura’s Best Recipes, is sharing a recipe her mother used to make years ago.  She promises that once you drink homemade batter you’ll never buy eggnog sold at the local big box grocery store. Laura encourages all of us to play with the spices and consistency and to consider making a large batch and then distributing it to small jars as hostess gifts during the Holiday season.

12 eggs, separated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound butter, room temperature
3 pounds confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

Beat egg whites and salt until foamy in a large glass or metal mixing bowl until stiff peaks form.  mix until the egg whites should form a sharp peak that holds its shape.

Beat the egg yolks to soft peaks in a separate bowl. Beat the butter and confectioners’ (powdered) sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks and vanilla to the butter mixture; mix. Stir in the nutmeg, cloves, allspice, cinnamon and the egg whites; beat until well blended. Batter can be frozen or kept in refrigerator for several weeks.

For one drink, fill a cup of hot water or warm milk with spiced rum or brandy and stir in 1 heaping tablespoon of batter (or more). Top with freshly grated nutmeg. This makes a great non-alcoholic treat too!

Note:  When refrigerated the batter does separate and needs to be stirred before using.

Be sure to stop on by Laura’s Best Recipes and let her know if you made the recipe and what you thought. Merry Christmas!

Photo credit: Laura’s Best Recipes

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