Growing up I really loved eggnog (and still do). It was always such a great after dinner treat in the darkness of December, and it meant that it was the Christmas season! I loved how festive eggnog would make me feel. It’s associated with a lot of my Christmas memories like decorating the Christmas tree, warming up after epic snowball fights, and sitting by the fire with all of my cousins.
As an adult, I still buy eggnog every season, but this year we went into our test kitchen and made our own and I don’t think I’ll be getting store bought eggnog again! The amazing, epic eggnog recipe below turned out so well and you need to make it! This is a really thick and creamy version of eggnog that goes really well on some ice with rum. It also works well as a stand alone drink, as long as you’re ready for how thick it is.
I can’t wait until the Christmas season is in full swing, as I’ll be bringing this eggnog to every party I go to. Yep, I’m going to be the girl with my homemade eggnog that I’ll be sharing with everyone, served in these Coupe Puddifoot glasses… and I anticipate that I’ll make a lot of new friends.
I was curious what the ingredients were in store bought eggnog, and these are the ingredients I found: Grade A Milk and Cream, HFCS, Egg Yolks, Sugar, Nonfat Milk, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Spices, Carrageenan, Annatto (Color) and Turmeric (Color).
This list of ingredients seems a little long, and has made me think twice about buying it from the store, especially when I can make it for my friends and family relatively easy with a few good, wholesome ingredients.
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