Reluctant Housewife: Homemade Eggnog
Updated: Mar 23, 2019
It's the holidays kids and what better way to cozy your way through them then with a nice glass of Eggnog! I've always wanted to know how to make eggnog and frankly, if I even could. For most of my life I was a little hazy on what exactly eggnog really was. Are there eggs in there? Are they cooked? How do they not scramble? These things did not keep me up at night, but they did make me curious to see if I could make it. Like the quote, SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD, SO SHE DID.
And, here it is!
Frothy, creamy, milkshake-y goodness. Add some brandy or Jack Daniels and my God you've got yourself a drink. Watch the Reluctant Housewife episode to see how I made it or grab the recipe below!
Your Reluctant Housewife,
6 egg yolks
2 cups milk
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup heavy whipping cream
Pour milk, sugar and egg yolks into a boiling pot and set to medium heat. Don't let the mixure boil or come to a simmer. Bring to a warm temperature until you see a smooth pale yellow. Pour mixure into another container and put in an ice bath to cool down for two minutes. Bring your bowl with your mixure out of the ice bath and place into the fridge for four hours. In a seperate bowl pour heavy whipping cream and mix on high with an electric mixer until peaks occur. About 10 minutes. Cover and place whiped cream in fridge. After four hours gently fold in the whipped cream into the eggnog mixure and combine. Add a touch of nutmeg, maybe some brandy and pour!