Saturday, December 14, 2013

Homemade Saturday: Egg Nog

(Somehow this didn't get posted on Saturday.  Pretty much ready just not published.  So here it is now!)

Luscious, creamy, delicious, rich... yup, Egg Nog is pretty much a wonderful beverage.  And while the store stuff is tasty, it can't even begin to compare to fresh homemade Egg Nog.  

Egg Nog

In a blender combine:
4 organic pastured eggs (if you use 2 whole eggs and 2 just yolks it will make it thicker)
1/2 cup of sugar.
Blend until the eggs are fluffy and light yellow.

4 cups of raw whole milk (this can be made with half cream to make it even better!!)
a dash of salt
1 Tbs of Vanilla
A couple shakes or so of Nutmeg

So I have been debating with myself the entire time whether or not I should share our secret ingredient we discovered which really puts this over the top and makes it taste like the real stuff.  Part of me wanted to keep it a secret, but thankfully for you all, my better generous half got the upper hand. :P

So, the secret is......
....... for 1 tsp of the Vanilla, substitute rum flavoring (it can be purchased in the spice and flavoring section of any store).  So 1 tsp rum flavoring, 2tsp Vanilla.  That, is our secret.

Chill the beverage in the fridge if you are not going to drink it right away, then pour into glasses, and sprinkle with a touch of Nutmeg.  Eat with some Gingersnap cookies.... and...