Ever wonder what’s in eggnog? My son ventured a guess: It must be eggs, and…nog. This all natural holiday eggnog recipe blends organic, free range eggs and pure cane sugar with raw cream and milk. No nog, and no artificial thickeners or additives! Our family has enjoyed eggnog for years, but now that we’ve tried making it from scratch we won’t be going back to the store-bought stuff any time soon. Real eggnog is so rich, creamy and flavorful!
Free range, organic eggs are the base for eggnog. The fresher, the better! Organic cane sugar or Rapadura, organic raw milk, cream, fresh nutmeg and spices finish the recipe.
To prepare the eggnog, separate the eggs and add the sugar to the yolks. Beat them on high until they become thick and light in color…this takes awhile, but makes all the difference! In a different bowl, beat the whites with a little sugar until stiff peaks form. At this point, you can choose to keep your milk and cream raw, or heat it to reduce any risk of salmonella from the eggs. Mix the spices with the milk and cream, then combine the egg yolks with the milk mixture.
Fold the egg whites into the eggnog mixture and mix well. That’s all! Perfect for a holiday gathering, or sipping by the fire while the snow falls outside.
Slightly adapted from this recipe
4 large free range, organic eggs
2 cups organic raw milk
1 cup organic raw cream
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon organic cane sugar or Rapadura
1 teaspoon organic pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
dash ground cloves
1. Separate the eggs, and set the whites aside. In a large bowl, beat the yolks with 1/3 cup sugar until they are thick and lighter in color. This may take awhile!
2. If you are heating your milk, pour the milk and cream into a saucepan and heat on the stove until it just begins to steam. If you’re leaving the milk raw, skip this step and move on to the next!
3. Add the spices and vanilla to the cream and milk mixture.
4. If you heated the milk, combine 1 cup of the hot milk with the egg yolk mixture while stirring. Whisk for a minute or so, then combine the rest of the milk with the yolk mixture. If you’re leaving it raw, just combine the milk with the yolks.
5. In a different bowl, whip the egg whites and the 1 Tablespoon of sugar until they stiff peaks form.
6. Gently fold the whipped egg whites into the eggnog, and stir until combined.
7. Chill and serve!
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What’s your favorite holiday beverage?