Introduction: Creamy One Minute Eggnog

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.

You'll need:

- 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.

Happy Holidays!

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