Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Getting in the Holiday Spirit with Eggnog!

At this time of year I'm always making eggnog with my family. It's one of my favorite parts of the holidays. Now for those of you who are thinking "I don't like eggnog," bare in mind that store bought eggnog is nothing like the kind you make at home. It's delicious, light, creamy, and frothy.

Here's my 'til now secret (don't tell my dad) Family Recipe:
1 1/2 cups of milk
3 "eggs" (I highly recommend using a carton of egg beaters or better'n'eggs or the like because it is pasteurized. The eggs do not get cooked saw regular fresh eggs pose a health risk, and the egg beaters are much safer.)
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp nutmeg

Just put all of the ingredients in a leak-proof container and shake it up until it gets frothy. Then enjoy!
If you do not drink it right away, just shake it again before you do, so it doesn't loose its foam.

I made it last night and got a lot of positive feedback. I didn't have nutmeg, but for some reason I had allspice so I used that (btw I love allspice. It's a very distinct flavor that is in gingerbread), but you could also use cinnamon. You could use almond/soy instead of regular milk or substitute stevia or agave for the sugar. I don't know of any vegan egg alternatives, but I'm sure they exist because Lula's (a vegan ice cream shop in the East Village) has an "egg cream".

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