Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Egg Nog

I love egg nog. I mean, seriously LOVE it. And I love to make it. Yes, I know I can go to the store and buy a gallon of it, but, it's me. And I like to make things. Homemade egg nog is one of those things I like to make. :)

I have been making this egg nog for 2 years and am not sure why I haven't posted it before. It is thick and creamy and delicious. The addition of the orange and lemon zest gives it extra flavor, but if you aren't a fan of zests, you could leave them out.

And, please, forgive the picture. I wish I had stuck a cinnamon stick in it or sprinkled some nutmeg on top. Something. But, this was the last glass and it was 630 am and if I didn't get a picture FAST, there would be no picture. Yes... it is THAT good! :)

Enjoy!

Egg Nog
Williams-Sonoma

12 large egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp nutmeg
Grated zest of 1 orange
Grated zest of 1 lemon
2 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream

In a large saucepan, whisk together the yolks, sugar, nutmeg, and zests. Stir in milk and cream. Place over low heat and, stirring contstantly, heat to 160 degrees, about 2o minutes. (If you don't have an instant read thermometer, you could also test by whether the mixture coats the back of a spoon.)

Immediately remove from heat and strain into a pitcher. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about an hour.

9 comments:

ALLRED FAMILY said...

What do you mean, forgive the picture? It looks soooooo good! I love eggnog too!

The Mortensens said...

I LOVE eggnog too, but I have never like any that I have made. I'm going to try this one though, because I know that everything you make tastes good!

Eliana said...

It's not the holidays without egg nog. This one looks super delish.

Jessi said...

I love egg nog, and I've never amde it but I may try this year. Looks great!

Rhandi said...

My hubby will be in pure bliss if I make him homemade eggnog. I have been putting it off for years since I can't stand it but, this is a perfect recipe, so I guess it's about time. Recipe is offically bookmarked.

teresa said...

i love eggnog, i bet the homemade stuff is even ten times better!

Shelby said...

I've never had homemade eggnog...I am hoping to make an "adult" version this year!! ;)

Leslie said...

I have only had store bought eggnog. I would love to give the homemade version a go-round!

Ingrid said...

We really enjoy eggnog, too. I need to follow your lead and whip up my own.
~ingrid

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