The holidays are all about warmth, joy, and cherished traditions. One of my favorite traditions is sipping on rich and creamy eggnog while gathered with loved ones. There's something truly magical about this festive concoction that makes it the perfect companion for holiday gatherings.
In this blog post, I'm excited to share my homemade eggnog recipe with you. But first, let me introduce myself. I'm Lainie Eilenberger, a dedicated real estate agent with Key and Slate Real Estate Group, serving Lubbock and West Texas. Just as eggnog brings comfort and joy to your holiday season, I'm here to bring you comfort and confidence in your real estate journey. I'm passionate about helping you find the perfect home in this wonderful community.
The Perfect Eggnog Recipe:
6 large egg yolks
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup bourbon or dark rum (optional)
1/4 cup spiced rum (optional)
Whipped cream and ground nutmeg for garnish
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until the mixture becomes pale and slightly thickened.
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the whole milk, heavy cream, vanilla extract, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Stir continuously until the mixture is hot but not boiling.
Slowly pour a small amount of the hot milk mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly to temper the yolks. Gradually add more of the hot milk mixture while continuing to whisk.
Once the egg yolks are tempered, pour the entire mixture back into the saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon (about 160°F). Be careful not to let it boil, as this can cause the eggs to curdle.
Remove the mixture from heat and strain it through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl to remove any lumps. Allow it to cool for about 10 minutes.
If desired, add the bourbon and spiced rum to the eggnog and stir well. You can adjust the amount to your taste preference or omit the alcohol entirely for a non-alcoholic version.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld.
Serve the chilled eggnog in glasses, garnished with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground nutmeg.
As you savor this homemade eggnog with family and friends, I hope it brings you as much warmth and happiness as it does to me. If you're looking to make Lubbock or West Texas your home or you have any real estate needs, please don't hesitate to reach out to me, Lainie Eilenberger, your trusted real estate expert. I'm here to help you find the perfect place to create your own holiday traditions.
From all of us at Key and Slate Real Estate Group, we wish you a joyful holiday season filled with love, laughter, and delicious treats.
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