The holiday season entails religiously blasting Mariah Carey Christmas songs on repeat, celebrating holiday traditions with our loved ones, and shamelessly rewatching the same cheesy (but classic) low-budget holiday films (over and over again).
Along with that, the holidays mean we get to enjoy seasonal yet timeless foods and beverages that have a special way of bringing us closer together. On that note, we just happen to have the best recipe for a classic holiday beverage that you and your family can enjoy!
If you are looking for a tasty and festive rich eggnog recipe to try this holiday season, look no further. Follow our step-by-step recipe below and learn how to make decadent homemade holiday eggnog just in time for Christmas. For an easier cooking experience, make sure to take a look at our savvy kitchen appliances!
Having eggnog as a holiday tradition drink dates all the way back to the 1700s and received its official name in the 1800s. Made up of a unique thick and creamy consistency, this egg-based drink is often described as being rich, creamy, and custardy with a hint of nutmeg. While eggnog can be enjoyed alone, many like adding their own personal twist to the classic drink by mixing in a dash (or more) of alcohol (typically bourbon or rum).
Ingredients and Tools
- 4 large eggs
- ¾ cups of granulated sugar
- ½ tsp of dried nutmeg
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 ½ cups of whole milk
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 3 oz cognac (optional)
- 3 oz bourbon (optional)
- Airtight container
1. Add your eggs into a blender and blend on medium speed for 30 seconds. If your blender only has the options low and high, make sure to select low.
2. Add in your sugar and blend for an additional 20 seconds
3. Add in your nutmeg, cinnamon, cognac, bourbon, milk, and heavy cream making sure to blend until it is thoroughly combined (15-20 seconds)
4. Transfer your mixture to an airtight container and refrigerate for two days. This allows the flavors to properly settle and merge.
5. Once you are ready to serve your newly made eggnog, pour it into a mixing bowl and whisk to loosen up the thick texture, sprinkle in some nutmeg, or add in a cinnamon stick for decor and enjoy!
In order to make the best eggnog recipe as simple and low maintenance as possible we recommended using a quality blender or mixer to incorporate all of your tasty ingredients together. Most recipes instruct you to hand-mix everything until combined but we find that hand whisking the eggs takes painstakingly long and you will get a better end result by using a high-quality blending appliance.
This is why we suggest you purchase one of these two types of helpful kitchen appliances, which happen to be some of the best blenders on the market. These personal blenders will not only help you make the best homemade eggnog but also aid you in most if not all of your holiday baking this season.
This high-end gourmet blender will skillfully help you craft whatever you are craving with the simple touch of a button. From smoothies to soups, to fluffy whipped cream or thick nut butters, you can be sure that the Wolf blender will perform exceptionally each and every time.
Offering speed and precise control blending options as well as four programmable settings (allows you to conveniently walk away) you can expect consistent results every time. The High-Performance Blender Red Knob also offers other features such as an intuitive LCD control panel, pulsing at any speed, an emulsion cup, a filler cap, and a tamper.
With 250 watts of power, pulse blending action, and powerful satin-less steel blades, this convenient kitchen gadget will allow you to efficiently personalize all of your favorite recipes. Exhibiting a space-saving design, this blender also comes with two portable blending containers (with detachable drinking lids) that double as travel mugs.
This model is the perfect blender for anyone who is constantly on the go or wants to save storage space, either way, this Danby blender is the pinnacle of convenience and efficiency in the kitchen.
Whether you are looking for a state-of-the-art blender or a new coffee machine, Mountain High Appliance carries a wide variety of high-end kitchen gadgets and appliances to make whipping up your favorite recipes a breeze. Make sure to stop by our Denver store or search one of our many in-store locations located throughout Colorado where one of our experts will be happy to help match you to the perfect kitchen appliance or gadget.