A few years ago I tried egg nog for the first time at my sister’s house and I loved it. This year I knew that would be something I really had to do. So, I browsed for recipes (5 years ago my sister tried to make egg nog at home but I don’t remember why, that didn’t work out) and found a few I combined and tried today. Here’s the finished product and I have to say… YUMMY!
So, for the recipe (I doubled the recipe so I’d have enough) you’ll need:
4 egg yolks
1 (5 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 1/2 cups milk
4 egg whites
1 fluid ounce rum
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
The covered rum bottle is actually the rum my parents had at home, a good aged rum… =)
The cover is a bottle apron that my grandma made a few years ago. Ain’t it cute?
To make the egg nog you’re supposed to use raw eggs, so I browsed and found a way to make it a safer recipe. I don’t want to get sick or make anyone sick, so this is a good way to do it.
It takes a little longer but is just as good.
Whisk the yolks and the condensed milk over a very low heat stirring constantly till it reaches 140-160 degrees (I took mine to 150 as you can see in the picture below).
You must have the liquid of the milk in with the yolks or it will coagulate and produce scrabmled eggs.
Keep stirring occasionally till cooled.
Transfer the mix to a large mixing bowl (photo 1 in the gallery below), gradually stir in sugar, vanilla (photo 2) and milk (photo 3). Beat the egg whites until stiff (photo 4), then add them to the milk mixture (photo 5). Stir rum into the mixture, to taste (photo 6). Garnish with nutmeg.
My taste in what comes to rum in the egg nog was about the double amount as the recipe told to. But add and try to see if it’s enough.
This is a really creamy and rich egg nog and I know you’ll love it. Do it with you family, listening to Christmas songs and just have fun! I was doing this while listening to Michael Bublé’s Christmas album and now I’m gonna bake the cookies with my mom (still listening to MB). =)
Happy Holidays everyone!