December's #Eggnog Recipe of the Month | By Megan Smeck
You will need a very large and medium bowl. KitchenAid mixer is awesome but hand mixer works just fine. Wide mouth quart or cracker jars and a handle measuring cup works well for scooping into the jars.
1 dozen eggs, separated yolks and whites (No yolk in the whites)
2 c. Jack Daniels Black bourbon (optional)
2 oz Anejo Dark Rum (optional)
1 ½ c. sugar
4 c. Whole milk
2 c. Heavy cream
Nutmeg to sprinkle on top (optional)
Beat whites to stiff peaks. Add ½ c. sugar. Scrape into large bowl.
Beat yolks and 1 c. sugar to very thick cake batter consistency. Takes minutes.
Gently fold liquor into the yolk mixture. Won't be completely together.
Fold yolk/liquor mixture into the whites. Let it remain lumpy. Don't over mix at this point.
Beat 2 c. cream to very still. Gently mix in 4 c. whole milk. Fold cream/milk into yolk/whites mixture.
Wa-La! - you are ready to serve and sip! Nutmeg sprinkle optional.
Note: Frothy consistency if served right away. However, transfer eggnog into wide mouth quart jars or cracker jars. Mixture will separate in fridge but can be stirred back together into a thick, creamy beverage if poured later. Both are delicious! Keeps in fridge for days... if it lasts that long!
Enjoy and feel free to share the recipe!