Kurt McKee

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Homemade eggnog

Posted 26 November 2008 in recipe

I made homemade eggnog tonight using a recipe I found. It goes like this:

  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups of milk
  • Dash of powdered nutmeg

Then, blend everything together. I made two changes: first, I blended the whites of the eggs separately. Unfortunately, after blending in the rest of the ingredients the entire thing went thin. Second, I left out the nutmeg because I forgot to add it in.

It tastes okay, but the vanilla is overpowering. I think I'll use less vanilla in the next batch, and perhaps I'll blend everything separate from the whipped whites and then fold them in for maximum thickness.