Homemade Egg Nog with Raw Milk & Free-Range Eggs
I have never liked eggnog. Believe me, I have always wanted to though.
You know, you see families in the movies at Christmas time, gathering around the fireplace, enjoying their eggnog. It always looked so yummy & inviting!
I tried it when I was in my 20’s (yeah, that long ago..) because my mom had never bought it, and she was too busy raising us 8 kids to make homemade.
I get it now mom!!
Scott said he loved it. So being the awesome wife that I am, ahem, I bought that gross stuff in the carton from the store. Bleck! Just tasted like drinking weird eggs.
They say your tastes change every few years. So I gave it a shot again, several years ago. Still, Bleck!!
Then, recently, I started seeing some recipes pop-up in my Facebook feed for homemade eggnog. Facebook is good for something, right? Everybody was raving about it.
I thought “what the heck, I’ll give it a whirl”
To my surprise, it was OH SO, YUMMY, YUM, YUM!!
Our raw cows milk with full fat (cream), and eggs from our hard working Free-Range hens (that means they go EVERYWHERE, no fences or pens to keep them in)
One word.. DELISH!
Next time I’m going to make my own vanilla extract. Yes, that’s a thing. I bet it will be even more amazing!
Here’s the recipe:
Half gallon (8cups) of Hoffman’s Little Acres raw milk
6-8 Hoffman’s Little Acres free-range eggs
1 cup sugar, or 1/2-3/4 cup Hoffman’s Little Acres 100% Maple Syrup
2 tsp vanilla
cinnamon & nutmeg to taste
1) Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks (use the whites for an omelet).
2) Put the yolks in a large mixing bowl add sugar or maple syrup & beat until smooth and sugar is dissolved.
3) Add the raw milk and beat until frothy. Beat in cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. I used about 1 tsp of cinnamon & 1/2 tsp nutmeg.
4) Pour into serving mugs and sprinkle with cinnamon & nutmeg for garnish.
If you’d like to make a “grown-up” drink, add rum, whiskey, bourbon.. I’m not sure, just whatever you like. But don’t ask me for measurements. Scott calls me a “light-weight”, so a splash of any alcohol is enough for me!
ENJOY by your fireplace ;)