December 25, 2012
Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. -Washington Irving
…and a season for sharing eggnog with your nearest and dearest in front of an Amish fireplace. Since you’re sharing the ‘nog with your nearest and dearest, why not make it yourself? This version is lightened by the use of 2% milk, which spurred the following post-sip review, “I don’t typically like egg nog, but this is really good! It doesn’t taste like you’re drinking pancake batter!” As they taught us on Reading Rainbow, you don’t have to take my word for it…
yield: 6-7 cups
4 free-range/local eggs, separated
1/3 cup raw sugar
1 pint organic 2% milk
1 cup organic heavy cream
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color.
Gradually add the sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved.
Add the milk and cream and stir to combine.
Add the cinnamon and nutmeg to taste.
Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat to soft peaks.
Whisk the egg whites into the mixture.
Chill and serve.
*If you’re serving to adults, then I suggest taking this route to add the Christmas spirit to your festivities.
Happy Holidays from With The Grains!