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Christmas Time Egg Nog

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This beverage is synonymous with the holidays and our simple recipe makes it a tradition worth bringing back."
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Ingredients

4 h 15 m servings 208 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (6 cups)

Directions

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  1. In a large saucepan, whisk together eggs and sugar until well combined. Whisk in milk. Add cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, mace and cloves; place over medium heat and whisk gently for about 10 minutes or until mixture has small bubbles around the edge of pan and thermometer reaches 160 degrees F (71 degrees C).
  2. Remove from heat and pour through fine mesh strainer into a large bowl. Whisk in rum (if desired) and cover with plastic wrap, directly on surface, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 2 days.
  3. When ready to serve, sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.

Footnotes

  • Variations:
  • Chocolate Egg Nog: Whisk in 1/2 cup high quality cocoa powder to egg and sugar mixture and continue with recipe.
  • Maple Ginger Egg Nog: Omit granulated sugar and substitute 1/2 cup pure maple syrup. Add 1-inch (2.5 cm) piece fresh peeled ginger, thinly sliced, or 2 teaspoons ground ginger with cinnamon sticks and continue with recipe.
  • Chai Egg Nog: Add 10 crushed green cardamom pods and 6 black peppercorns with cinnamon sticks and continue with recipe.
  • Tip:
  • If you don't have ground mace you can substitute 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice in the recipe.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 208 calories; 5.6 g fat; 23.6 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 126 mg cholesterol; 94 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Very easy to make and everyone said it was a great blend of seasoning. I added spiced rum instead of plain!

I chilled the nog before adding rum because alcohol starts to evaporate at 80 degrees. ;-)

I just made this today for myself and it is very good. The only thing is I didn't get it smooth enough. I will make it again until I perfect it. This recipe is as good, if not better, than th...

Maybe I overcooked it. Followed the recipe. Not eggnog.