Making your own eggnog is always better than buying that pre-made packaged stuff. This recipe comes to us via one of my favorite chefs out there today. I usually try to not re-invent the wheel every day and you don’t need to when it is basic and works. I did add cinnamon to the recipe as I like cinnamon in my nog. As always try to use whole spices and grind or grate as you need them. You can make it the day or night before to let the flavors meld together.
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
- 16 oz whole milk
- 8 oz heavy cream
- 3 oz bourbon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon *
- 4 egg whites
In a large bowl beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved. Add the milk, cream, bourbon and nutmeg and stir to combine.
Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat to soft peaks. With the mixer still running gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
Whisk the egg whites into the mixture. Chill and serve.
* – not in original recipe