WARNING: Contains raw eggs. Only use very fresh and disease-free eggs.
Everybody knows that the official Fourth of July drink is eggnog, and there seems to be a surprising lack of good, seasonal, recipes. So here is ours.
You will need:
1 cup of sugar
1 pint of cream
1 pint of milk
You can also spice it up with some alcohol (whiskey or rum) if you want.
You will want to keep this one refrigerated and should use it within 2-3 days.
Step 1: Separating the Whites From the Yolks
Keep the yolks in a separate bowl, you will need them later.
Step 2: Pretty Much Everything Else
Beat the whites until they make soft peaks (you can use a hand or electric beater)
Add 1/2 cup of sugar and beat again until well mixed.
Now beat the yolks until a smooth yellow.
Add the rest of the sugar (1/2 cup) and beat well.
Pour the yolk-mixture into the white-mixture (it's okay to do it now, since the whites have fluffed)
Add the cream into the egg mixture.
Add the milk in as well. Stir to mix.
Step 3: Decorating
Decorating for the 4th (optional): The foam on the top of a glass of eggnog is a nice canvas.
Apply concentric rings of thick food coloring with a toothpick. Drag the toothpick from the middle to the edge of the cup. Turn the cup a few degrees and repeat.
For other design:
Apply parallel lines. Drag the toothpick perpendicular to the lines. Then drag in the opposite direction. Repeat.
Ground nutmeg also looks nice.