Living in Korea we can find most anything we need, but it’s those special holiday treats that are not available. Though as a kid we never drank eggnog I’ve found I love it, especially hot, or in coffee.
Trying to be domestic I actually MADE eggnog yesterday! Ok it did take 2 failed attempts to get it right, but here is a recipe I got from traes mom, (a longer recipe to make) and another one I found somewhere online and adapted. (A more quick eggnog)
Childs Family Eggnog
4 cups milk
5 whole cloves
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
12 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 cups light cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1. Combine milk, cloves, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and cinnamon in a saucepan, and heat over lowest setting for 5 minutes. Slowly bring milk mixture to a boil.
2. In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. Whisk together until fluffy. Whisk hot milk mixture slowly into the eggs. Pour mixture into saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, or until thick. Do not allow mixture to boil. Strain to remove cloves, and let cool for about an hour.
3. Stir in rum extract, cream, 2 teaspoon vanilla, and nutmeg. Refrigerate overnight before serving.
Easy and Quick Eggnog
4 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream
8 eggs (2 egg yokes)
2/3 cups sugar (+ 2 tbs )
1 tsp vanilla
5 whole Cloves
1) Separate eggs and whip 8 egg whites till they make peaks, add 2tbs. Sugar and whip a few more minutes.
2) in separate bowl whisk 10 egg yokes with 2/3 cups sugar, whisk in cream and milk, add in cloves, nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon to taste. (If you want to make it less Raw, whisk on the stove on medium heat for about 7 minutes, but then you’ll have to strain it to get any bits of cooked egg out)
3) fold in egg whites and stir carefully until smooth.
Serve immediately or Keep refrigerated for I think up to 3 days.
It’s awesome if you heat up the eggnog then drink a half eggnog half coffee creamy deliciousness. Also add whip if you want!!!!
On the note of whip I felt so accomplished making these dishes. Maybe my kitchenaid is a crutch back home , but I don’t think I’ve felt more domestic or momish then beating a bowl of cream by hand until it was whip. It also took forever!