Monday, December 15, 2014


One of the most famous drinks of Christmas is eggnog.  I'm not the biggest fan; usually one glass a year will cure me of the craving.  The Hubby on the other hand, can drink it in gallons.  He loves my mom's eggnog so this year, I asked her if she could teach me.  She was happy to (especially because now she'll ask me to make it from now on--love you mom!), and I couldn't believe how easy it was!

 {eggnog with spice cookies}

 {The color of the eggnog will depend on the eggs that you use--using fresh farm KY Proud eggs will result in the color above while using store eggs will make it much lighter yellow, almost white}


Makes 2 quarts

8 egg yolks (KY Proud)
2 whole eggs (KY Proud)
3-5 cups powdered sugar (depends on how sweet you want it)
1-12 oz can evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup clear vodka or rum (optional)**
  1. Place yolks and whole eggs in a mixing bowl and turn to medium for 2 minutes.
  2. Slowly add sugar 1 cup at a time, waiting until each cup is fully incorporated.  My family typically uses 3 1/2-4 cups.
  3. Slowly add the milk and vanilla to the egg mixture.
  4. Taste and adjust.
  5. Optional:  Slowly add liquor and turn to low to combine.
  6. Store in an airtight container like a Mason jar for up to 2 weeks (at the most!  It's best to drink it all as soon as possible)
This will definitely be a big hit with the parties and family gatherings you still have coming up!  Do you like eggnog?

**If you are using alcohol, then please enjoy responsibly!Pin It

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