There are a few sites that I REALLY LOVE to follow. One of my dearest friends, NicoleL shared this site with me: http://www.keeperofthehome.org. I saw that there was a homemade Egg Nog recipe on there…And it is SO GOOD!!!
Here is the recipe from KeeperOfTheHome.org – Photos are from her site too…
Incredibly Yummy Homemade Egg Nog
*Inspired by the Egg Nog recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook*
Makes about 10 small (4 oz) serving, or 5-6 larger servings.
6 beaten egg yolks (free range is best)
2 1/4 cups whole milk (raw, if available)
1/3 cup unrefined sugar, like Rapadura or Sucanat (I bet Coconut/Palm sugar would also work, though I haven’t tried it)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup whipping cream (avoid ultra-pasteurized)
2 Tbsp unrefined sugar, or 1 Tbsp honey, or a few drops or maybe 1/2 packet of Stevia (just enough to add a touch of sweetness)
(Note: You may want to begin the recipe the day before you want the egg nog- it’s an easy recipe, but does need time to chill properly)
1) In a medium pot, mix the egg yolks, milk and the 1/3 cup sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture just coats a metal spoon (see photo). Remove from heat. Place pot in a sink or bowl of ice water and stir for 2 minutes to cool mixture off a little. Stir in vanilla. Cover and chill for 4-24 hours.
2) When you’re ready to serve:
Beat the whipping cream and 2 Tbsp of sugar (or sugar alternative) until soft peaks form.
3) Transfer the chilled egg/milk/sugar mixture to a punch bowl. Fold in the whipped cream. Serve immediately. Sprinkle each serving with nutmeg. If you find it a little too thick or too sweet, simply stir in a bit of milk to thin it out.
You’ll never want to go back to the store bought variety again, and with lots of nourishing ingredients like eggs and raw milk, egg nog can actually be a legitimate once-in-a-while treat! Wondering about the whole issue of too many fats? See why my family liberally eats of good, whole fat foods, and yes, even saturated fats.
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