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Egg Nog Recipe

This beverage is synonymous with the holidays and our simple recipe makes it a tradition worth bringing back.

Directions

In a large saucepan, whisk together eggs and sugar until well combined. Whisk in milk. Add cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, mace and cloves; place over medium heat and whisk gently for about 10 minutes or until mixture has small bubbles around the edge of pan and thermometer reaches 160 F (71 C).

Remove from heat and pour through fine mesh strainer into a large bowl. Whisk in rum (if desired) and cover with plastic wrap, directly on surface, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 2 days.

In a bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Dollop each cup of egg nog with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.

Variations

Chocolate Egg Nog: Whisk in 1/2 cup (125 mL) high quality cocoa powder to egg and sugar mixture and continue with recipe.

Maple Ginger Egg Nog: Omit granulated sugar and substitute 1/2 cup (125 mL) pure maple syrup. Add 1 inch (2.5 cm) piece fresh peeled ginger, thinly sliced or 2 tsp (10 mL) ground ginger with cinnamon sticks and continue with recipe

Chai Egg Nog: Add 10 crushed green cardamom pods and 6 black peppercorns with cinnamon sticks and continue with recipe.

Nutrients Per Serving

PROTEIN: 8 grams, FAT: 6 grams, CARBOHYDRATE: 23 grams, CALORIES: 173, FIBRE: 0, SODIUM : 99 mg