Here in Brazil eggnog in almost unknown, so you can imagine it is impossible to have store-bought eggnog. How do we deal with this? By making our own.
The first time we made it at home it was an uncooked version. But things didn’t turn out ok…
Some friends were coming over for cookie decorating and a pre-Christmas dinner, and we wanted to impress them with this classic holiday drink. As I’ve mentioned before, here in Brazil is summer and hot.
That day was particularly hot, but we thought there would be no problem to make it uncooked, after all we wanted a classic eggnog, and most classic recipes we found were with uncooked eggs.
But we were wrong. By the middle of dinner Luciano, my husband, had to leave the table. Soon it was my turn. When our friends were leaving, one of them had to come back to use the bathroom and his wife barelly made it home.
Eggnog since then became a tradition in our pre-Christmas dinners – but we switched it to a cooked eggnog recipe, just to be safe 🙂
Classic cooked eggnog - full flavor amd no need to worry about raw eggs
- 3 eggs yolks
- ¼ + ⅛ cup sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup bourbon
- ⅛ cup rum
- ⅛ cup Cognac
- 1/16 tsp grated nutmeg
- Beat egg yolks and sugar. Pour milk and mix well. Take this mixture to low heat for 5-7 minutes, until it thickens a litlle. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Chill for at least one hour.
This story happened 8 years ago, but up to this date we still have good laughs with it 🙂