Egg nog is a sweetened dairy-based beverage traditionally made with milk and/or cream, sugar, and whipped eggs (which gives it a frothy texture). Brandy, rum, whisky, bourbon, vodka, or a combination of liquors are often added. The finished serving is often garnished with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin spice.
It has also been known as egg milk punch… either way, we’ll be having a glass tonight. What? We have to make a jug for Santa…
A creamy festive drink with grated nutmeg
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 tbsp (30ml) sugar
- 1ml all spice
- 3 tbsp (45ml) brandy or rum
- 1 ½ cups (375ml) milk
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 cup (250ml) cream
- ¼ cup (60ml) brandy or whiskey
- freshly grated nutmeg, to garnish
- Place egg yolks, sugar and all spice into a glass bowl and whisk until pale and slightly thickened.
- Place milk, cinnamon and ¼ cup of cream into a small pot and allow to simmer over a low heat for 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and slowly pour into the egg mixture while whisking continuously to prevent mixture from curdling.
- Place mixture over a pot of simmering water, and continue to stir until it coats the back of the spoon and the raw egg flavour has cooked out.
- Add the brandy and pour into 4 individual glasses. Set aside.
- Whisk remaining cream until soft peaks form and top each glass of egg nog with a spoonful.
- Garnish with a little freshly grated nutmeg and serve immediately.