Do You Like Eggnog? Try These 3 Recipes
Do you like eggnog, have you ever made it? Eggnog is a rich, chilled, sweetened beverage traditionally made with milk or cream, sugar, eggs and sometimes with brandy, rum or bourbon. Origins and ingredients are often debated.
In the United States and Canada, it is traditionally consumed during Thanksgiving and Christmas. During the holiday season, you can find eggnog sold in grocery stores as well as homemade.
According to the Days of the Year website, December 24 is Eggnog Day. They relate that celebrating Eggnog Day is quite easy and enjoyable. All we have to do is buy or make our own eggnog, sit by a fireplace or at the kitchen table, and enjoy the eggnog with our family and friends. They add that after the children have gone to bed, we can also make an alcoholic version of the beverage to share with the adult family and friends.
The word eggnog was first used in 1775 by Jonathan Boucher, a Maryland clergyman and philologist who wrote a poem about the drink:
Fog-drams i’ th’ morn,
or (better still) egg-nogg,
At night hot-suppings,
and at mid-day, grogg,
My palate can regale.
More about the word eggnog can be found at the Word Origins website.
Ok, let’s get to the recipes. The first one comes from Candy’s Farm House Pantry. Candy lives on a dead end road in a farm house where she believes in making things from scratch, not buying ready to eat from the grocery store. She has the best of farm living being able to use milk from her cows and eggs from her chickens! Try Candy’s Homemade Eggnog here.
The next recipe is from Chef Alton Brown at The Food Network where he’s making eggnog, the drink that thinks it’s a custard pie.
The last recipe is a vegan no-egg eggnog from Green Diva Meg.