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Eggnog Recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas: Easy Recipes: Eggnog With and Without Alcohol

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That favorite old holiday recipe, eggnog, has always been around, it seems. It can be purchased ready to drink in stores all over the world. Many people like to make it themselves and use strong liquors to give it kick and substance, but children and those that don’t prefer the liquor need a non-alcoholic recipe. For that purpose, there are two recipes included in this article.

Historically, eggnog is one of a variety of milk-and-wine punches that were popular in the “Old World.” It was brought to America, where the Colonial citizens called rum ‘grog.’ The egg concoction in grog was called, “egg ‘n grog” and over time it was corrupted into “eggnog.” Or, at least, that’s one story. There are several and it’s anybody’s guess which one is correct.

The first recipe is an heirloom recipe that’s been handed down for twelve generations. It’s been found to be delicious and satisfying and it’s said that the taste always reminds one of the holidays.

This Easy Eggnog Recipe Contains Alcohol:

  • 12 large eggs, separated
  • 6 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whisky or bourbon
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 very large bowl or pot
  • 2 medium-large bowls
  • An electric mixer with beaters
  • 8 mugs or cups
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Wire whisk
  • Plastic spatula
  1. In a very large bowl beat the egg yolks with the sugar for ten minutes. Make sure it’s well mixed and creamy with a nice yellow color.
  2. Add the liquors very slowly, just a little bit at a time. Be patient and whisk it all together slowly.
  3. Refrigerate the mixture for up to six hours before it’s planned to be served.
  4. Thirty minutes before serving, remove it from the refrigerator and whisk the milk into the mixture until well mixed.
  5. Stir in 1 ½ tsp. ground nutmeg. Save the other ½ teaspoon to garnish the top of the drinks.
  6. In a separate large bowl, whip the heavy cream to the stiff peaks stage.
  7. In yet another large bowl, whip the egg whites until they also form stiff peaks.
  8. Gently fold the egg whites into the yolks mixture until smooth and creamy, being careful to get all the eggs out of the bowl with a plastic spatula.
  9. Gently fold the whipped cream into the mixture next.
  10. When it’s all mixed, ladle it into waiting mugs or cups and garnish with the remaining ½ tsp. nutmeg.

If this recipe is the choice, make sure food is served at the same time. And, remember don’t ruin everyone’s holiday by drinking and driving and don‘t allow guests to do it, either.

Here’s an Easy Non-Alcoholic Homemade Eggnog Recipe

Here’s a non-alcoholic recipe that everybody will enjoy. It’s a really easy recipe that should be made the day before and finished up just before serving.

  • 12 eggs
  • 3 ¼ cups confectioner’s sugar (powdered)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 large bowl
  • An electric mixer with beaters
  • A wire whisk
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cup for dry measure
  • 8 mugs or glasses
  1. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the whole eggs until they get light and airy and a light pastel yellow in color.
  2. Gradually whisk in the sugar, salt, cinnamon and vanilla.
  3. Whisk in the milk.
  4. Refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.
  5. When it’s time to bring it out, use nutmeg as a classic garnish.
  6. Serves 8 – 10

This recipe is good steamed like a latte, also.

Happy holidays! Be safe and don’t drink alcohol and drive.

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