Nothing goes better with the upcoming holiday season like a glass of creamy eggnog. And nothing is better than a glass of creamy homemade eggnog. Here's how to whip up a glass of your own - and fast.
Step 1: Gather the necessary ingredients.
This recipe is for one generous serving of eggnog. It can easily be multiplied to serve several people, without adjusting quantities. I have had success with up to a dozen servings at once, to fill a large punch bowl.
- 1 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla
- grated nutmeg, to taste
- 1 oz. alcohol of choice*, for the adult version
* Good choices include, but are not limited to: Brandy, Rum, Spiced Rum, Amaretto, Amaretto Cream, Irish Cream, etc, etc...
Step 2: Combining
In a large measuring cup, combine all ingredients except the alcohol.
Step 3: Mixing
Using a hand blender, blend together the eggnog. Lift the hand blender to just below the surface of the liquid to incorporate air into the eggnog. This will result in a richer, creamier eggnog, and the volume of liquid can actually double using this technique.
This step can also be done using a standard blender or magic bullet-type machine. Simply pour the eggnog mixture into the blender receptacle and cover. Blend at a high setting to incorporate air until liquid is almost double in volume.
Step 4: Spiking
While still blending the eggnog, pour in the alcohol. This assures that the alcohol is well-combined into the final product.
Step 5: Pouring
Pour the frothy, delicious eggnog into tall glasses. The prettier, the better, as drinks always taste exponentially better when served in great glassware.
Step 6: Drinking
Raise your glass and make sure to toast the holidays, your guests, and your tall glass of creamy eggnog. Then take a sip. Enjoy.