Eggnog (healthy-ish version)- Recipe

Once it was decided that we were going to have a combined Christmas Eve dinner with my family and my husband’s family, I knew I had to make something epic. What says holiday season more than Eggnog? The answer- cookies.  Eggnog is a close second. I may be part of the small population that has never even tasted Eggnog, let alone try to whip up some delicious nog last minute. The first batch I burnt to a crisp (don’t forget to WHISK continuously!),  however, after the second and third batch I was a real nog master. The only downside… smelling bourbon and brandy at 6 am in the morning. I prefer Folgers in my cup!

Ingredients-

  • 3 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of Bourbon
  • 2 tbsp Brandy

Directions-

Combine milk, condensed milk, flour, nutmeg and salt in a medium sauce pan. WHISK! Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add eggs. WHISK!! Cook for one-two minutes or until the mixture becomes a bit thick. Pour into a pitcher (bonus points if the pitcher is holiday related), add in Bourbon, Brandy and vanilla extract (admit this step for a virgin version), cover with wax paper and refrigerate over night. Garnish with nutmeg and candy cane before serving. ENJOY and Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light

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