Easy Kid Friendly Homemade Eggnog Recipe
When I was little, one of our family traditions was to have eggnog set out in a glass punch bowl, with little crystal glasses all around, while we decorated the Christmas tree. It’s a great memory. I try to hold the tradition, but having 4 young, rambunctious kids, we don’t get out the fancy bowl. With my 2 year old maniac pulling ornaments off the tree, as fast as they go up, I cut myself a little slack. Enjoy. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays 🙂
- Set some in a glass and add a candy cane for the kids! And voila’. This is so much better than the store bought.
- Storage Tip:Use a funnel to transfer the eggnog into an empty jug of milk! Store in the refrigerator. Just, be sure to label it. My brother-in-law once used my Egg Nog to mix the mashed potatoes. Interesting flavor for mashed potatoes!
- 1 & 1/3 c of sugar
- 8 egg yolks
- 1 t of salt
- 16 c of milk=1 gallon
- 4 tsp vanilla
- 8 egg whites
- 12 Tbsp of sugar
- Divide your egg yolks and whites into two separate bowls
- In a large cooking pot, over medium heat - Mix sugar, egg yolks, and salt stirring often
- Add the milk
- Cook and continue to mix until the mixture coats a metal spoon (this should only take a few minutes)
- Remove from heat and add vanilla
- Beat the egg whites, gradually adding the 12Tbsp. of sugar. Keep going until a soft peak forms.
- Transfer your liquid to your serving bowl. Fold in the whipped topping. Sprinkle some nutmeg in.
- Tip:Start mixing the egg whites for a couple of minutes on their own before you start to add the sugar. The sugar, if added too early, can have the reverse affect on whipping. It could make it go flat.
~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com