Egg Nog

Whether it’s a “nice” version for kids or a “naughty” version for adults, egg nog is the quintessential Christmas beverage.

Egg Nog Recipe
Yield: approximately 8 servings
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Ingredients
  1. 3⁄4 cup sugar
  2. 8 large egg yolks
  3. 4 cups whole milk
  4. 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  5. 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved
  6. 1⁄2 cup bourbon (or to taste)
  7. Garnish: freshly grated nutmeg or ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together sugar and egg yolks until well combined. In a large saucepan, combine milk, cream, and reserved vanilla bean seeds. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Whisk half of hot milk mixture into egg yolk mixture. Whisk egg yolk mixture into remaining milk mixture in pan.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened, approximately 8 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in bourbon. Serve warm or chilled. Garnish with nutmeg or cinnamon, if desired.
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