Christmas wouldn't be complete in our family without eggnog. One of the things I miss the most about not living close to my family is that right after Thanksgiving, we put up a large tree in Mom and Daddy's living room. Mom always makes homemade eggnog, Daddy puts on Christmas music and we decorate the tree. Then we sing Christmas songs together and watch a Christmas movie. I miss that SO much!
Here are two recipes for eggnog that are OH SO GOOD!
SUPER EASY EGGNOG
4 eggs (USE EGG BEATERS! It's safer especially for children & elderly. 1/4 C of egg beaters per egg = 1 C)
4 2/3 C milk
6 T sugar
2 t vanilla
Using a blender, blend all ingredients together except nutmeg. Chill until ready to serve. Use a dash or two of nutmeg for each serving.
OH SO GOOD EGGNOG
2 C milk
3 whole cloves
1/4 t vanilla
1 t ground cinnamon
6 egg yolks (Try using egg beaters. 1/4 C of egg beaters per egg = 1 1/2 C)
3/4 C sugar
1 1/4 C light rum
2 C cream
1 t vanilla
1/4 t ground nutmeg
Combine milk, cloves, 1/2 t vanilla & cinnamon in a saucepan. Heat on low for 5 minutes, slowly bringing it to a boil.
In a bowl, mix eggs & sugar. Whisk together until frothy & fluffy. Whisk hot milk slowly into eggs. Pour mixture back into saucepan. Cook on medium, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes. Do not allow to boil! Strain to remove cloves. Let cool for about 1 hour.
Stir in remaining ingredients. Chill for at least 8 hours before serving.