Introduction: Eggnog

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:
6 eggs
1 cup of sugar
1 pint of cream
1 pint of milk
nutmeg (optional)

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.

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Step 1: Separating the Whites From the Yolks

    You MUST separate the whites from yolks, or the space-time continuum will rip open and aliens will declare war on our dimension. Or maybe you'll get lucky and only ruin the eggnog and have to start over.
    You can use the egg shells to separate the yolk from the whites. I highly recommend separating the whites one at a time into a small bowl, and then pouring the whites into a large bowl (that way if you screw up, it won't ruin your whole batch).  
    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.
You're done!

Step 3: Decorating

Decorating for the 4th (optional):  The foam on the top of a glass of eggnog is a nice canvas.

For spiderweb:
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. 

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice, and I love the bit at end on decorating.

    As an FYI, you can ( in the states anyway) buy pasteurized eggs which should help knock down the risk of using raw eggs. I've used them in several recipes and can't tell any difference!