Homemade Eggnog

Homemade Eggnog

One of the greatest joys of the holiday season is that first sighting of a carton of eggnog in the dairy case. Many of us wait all year to get a taste of that rich, spiced treat!

When I told my friends that I like to make my own version at home, many of them expressed concern over the whole “raw egg” thing. So this year, I decided to ease the minds of my friends and family by making cooked eggnog that everyone could enjoy.

Homemade Eggnog

Cooked eggnog is slightly more complicated than raw recipes, which are usually made in a blender. Typically, cooked eggnog would be made by scalding cream and slowly tempering the eggs to make sure they cook but don’t scramble.

I like to avoid all of that nonsense by using my KitchenAid® Precise Heat Mixing Bowl, which does all of the work for me.

Homemade Eggnog

The process could hardly be easier!

First, attach the Precise Heat Mixing Bowl to your Stand Mixer and use the whisk attachment to cream egg yolks and sugar. Stir in some milk, cream, and spices to flavor the nog. Preheat the Precise Heat Mixing Bowl to 160°F and turn the Stand Mixer speed to “stir.” Allow the Stand Mixer’s whisk attachment to continue stirring the mixture until the temperature reaches 120°F. Turn off the Stand Mixer, lower the bowl stand, and remove the whisk attachment. Carefully remove the Precise Heat Mixing Bowl from the stand and use the lid to cover the bowl.

Homemade Eggnog

Keep the bowl covered, except to stir occasionally, until the Precise Heat Mixing Bowl reaches 160°F. Turn off the heat and transfer the contents to a room temperature container. Refrigerate the container until cool.

Homemade Eggnog

You can enjoy the eggnog as-is, or, for a frothy version, you can incorporate egg whites. While the eggnog is chilling, use your Stand Mixer to whip the egg whites until soft peaks form. Stir in some sugar, then retrieve the cold egg nog from the fridge.

Homemade Eggnog

With the pouring shield attached to the bowl, turn the Stand Mixer speed to “stir” and slowly pour the chilled egg nog into the whipped egg whites. Mix until the whites are well incorporated into the nog.

Homemade Eggnog

And there you have it! Serve the chilled eggnog with a sprinkling of cinnamon and nutmeg on top.

Homemade Eggnog

For an adult version, stir in a little rum or bourbon. However you mix it, enjoy a glass (or two!) by the fire with friends.

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Homemade Eggnog

Makes 6 servings

INGREDIENTS

8 egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar + 2 tablespoons*
4 cups whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon nutmeg (freshly ground is best)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 egg whites*
*For optional egg white addition, if using.

DIRECTIONS

Attach the KitchenAid® Precise Heat Mixing Bowl to your Stand Mixer. Use the whisk attachment to cream together the egg yolks and sugar until light in color. With the Stand Mixer turned off, pour in the milk and cream. Sprinkle in the nutmeg and cinnamon.

Preheat the Precise Heat Mixing Bowl to 160°F and turn the Stand Mixer speed to “stir.” Allow the Stand Mixer’s whisk attachment to continue stirring the mixture until the temperature reaches 120°F. Turn off the Stand Mixer, lower the bowl stand, and remove the whisk attachment. Carefully remove the Precise Heat Mixing Bowl from the stand and use the lid to cover the bowl.

Keep the bowl covered, except to stir occasionally, until the Precise Heat Mixing Bowl reaches 160°F. Turn off the heat and transfer the contents to a room temperature container. Refrigerate the container until cool.

For a frothy version, use your Stand Mixer to whip the egg whites into soft peaks then gently mix in 2 tablespoons of sugar. With the pouring shield attached to the bowl, turn the Stand Mixer speed to “stir” and slowly pour the chilled egg nog into the whipped egg whites. Mix until the whites are well incorporated into the nog.

Serve the eggnog with a sprinkling of cinnamon or nutmeg on top and optional rum or bourbon for the adults.

Homemade Eggnog Recipe

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