When I moved to Toronto last Winter, I vividly recall seeing supermarket shelves lined with Eggnogs and Eggnog lattes. Having not the slightest clue about what it was, I asked my husband to describe what it tasted like. And the minute I learned it had raw eggs in it, I swore I’d never even attempt to try it because the idea repulsed me.
One year later, when I was in line at Starbucks, I was intrigued by all the people in front of me who were ordering Eggnog Lattes and seemed to thoroughly enjoy them. In all fairness, it did look really good. It was then that I decided to take the plunge and order myself a regular sized cup of the same and to my surprise I really enjoyed it! It tasted nothing like raw eggs. On the other hand, it was creamy and had just the right amount of cinnamon and vanilla goodness to it…
Since the drink is such a holiday favourite, I decided it was only fitting that it deserved a whole post for Blogmas! 😀 … I’m sharing the recipe I used, inspired by the one by Jamie Oliver, which makes a really creamy eggnog which I’m sure you’d enjoy trying out over the holidays… 🙂
1 cup whole milk
1/3 cup double cream
1 cinnamon stick
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder
Yolk of 2 eggs
Egg whites from 2 eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup rum
- Combine milk, cream, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg in a saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat. Once it boils, take it off the heat to cool.
- Whisk the egg yolk and sugar until it’s thick and creamy. Slowly mix in the milk and continue whisking until its combined well.
- Pour the rum to this mixture and stir well. Refrigerate the mixture overnight.
- Before serving, beat the egg-whites in a bowl until soft peaks form and whisk it into the milk mixture.
- Serve chilled with powdered nutmeg and cinnamon.