Egg Nog

By Posted in - Recipes & Eating Well On A Budget on December 1st, 2011 0 Comments

This is a favorite at our house, especially with the kids.  If your only exposure to egg nog is the stuff they sell at the grocery store, do your self a favor and try this.  Given that this recipe contains raw eggs, we urge you to only prepare this with clean, farm fresh eggs.  When we make it at home, it also contains raw milk. The USDA has many warnings about consuming these products.  That said…

4 egg yolks
1/3 cup of maple syrup
1 pint whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract or whiskey/rum to taste
1 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg
4 egg whites
1 tablespoon of maple syrup

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color.  Gradually add the 1/3 cup of maple syrup and continue to beat until it begins to thicken.  Add the milk, cream, vanilla/bourbon and nutmeg and stir to combine.  Pour this mixture into a pitcher and set aside.

Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until the eggs have soft peaks.  With the mixer still running, gradually add the tablespoon of maple syrup and beat until stiff peaks form.  Whisk the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.

Chill and serve.