It's a rich, indulgent favorite, and Christmas wouldn't be the same without it.
Some eggnog recipes contain raw eggs. If you're concerned about safety, purchase pasteurized eggs or heat the eggnog mixture to pasteurize them yourself. Eggs need to reach a temperature of 160 degrees F (71 degrees C).
- Beat the eggs in a saucepan with the sugar and milk or cream called for in your recipe. Sugar has an insulating effect, and will help prevent the eggs from coagulating in the heat
- Stir the mixture constantly over low heat until it thickens slightly and coats the back of a wooden spoon
- Use an instant-read thermometer. When the mixture reaches the correct temperature, immediately place the pan in a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking
Gingerbread lattes, peppermint mochas--spice up your cup of joe this season.
Fill the house with the aroma of hot spiced cider.
Wassail and Punch
Traditionally made with ale, wassail can also be made with fruit juices.