We’re giving a nod to eggnog not just for Christmas, but for the New Year too. Are you with us?
Eggnog is not just for Christmas, it’s also a great way to raise a glass to the New Year – and what’s more as it’s got egg in it, it also delivers a wee bit of goodness too. We realise it’s a bit ‘Marmite’ for some, but for us this creamy little tipple is a slug of heaven that deserves drinking long after Santa has packed away his sleigh and put his feet up. Some people are twitchy about the health risks associated with raw eggs so you can either use pasteurised eggs or if in doubt, serve up something else. We rather like this recipe though.
- 6 eggs
- 150g golden caster sugar
- 500ml whole milk
- 400ml double cream
- 350ml rum or brandy
- Freshly grated nutmeg
Separate the eggs, then whisk the yolks in a bowl with 100g of caster sugar until the mixture is pale yellow and thick. Stir in the milk, double cream, the booze and a little grated nutmeg and pour into a punchbowl.
Next, whisk the egg whites until foamy. Add the remaining 50g of sugar and whisk until soft peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture until well combined then ladle the eggnog into glass tumblers and serve with a little freshly grated nutmeg.
Enjoy responsibly and a Happy and Healthy New Year!