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John In Seattle

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EGGNOG! Wed, 10/15/08 5:52 AM (permalink)
I LOVE eggnog. It’s that time of year again. I found eggnog in a local store yesterday – way before Halloween.

Please share your thoughts and recipes for the wonderful seasonal beverage.

What is your favorite brand/recipe?

 
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    David_NYC

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    RE: EGGNOG! Wed, 10/15/08 12:42 PM (permalink)
    It has been the tradition in my family to serve a small glass of egg nog at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Since 1980, I have been buying the commercially-produced egg nog from Queensboro Dairy Products. I don't think the formula changed over the years at all. It was not ultra-pasteurized. Unfortunately, I was not able to find any at retail in 2007, since Queensboro seems to now specialize in the institutional and restaurant trade. I always stuck with commercially-prepared pasteurized egg nog for food safety reasons. Chrome Dairy made a great egg nog when they still had their own dairy plant. But Queensboro's was the best to be had at retail in NYC.
     
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      bakman_01570

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      RE: EGGNOG! Wed, 10/15/08 12:57 PM (permalink)
      i like hood egg nog
       
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        CajunKing

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        RE: EGGNOG! Wed, 10/15/08 1:05 PM (permalink)
        Trauth Dairy Egg Nog out of Newport, KY

        OMG - that stuff is AWESOME!!

        Their recipe is a well kept secret, it is rich and flavorful and yummy

        I got to get through cider season before I can start to think about egg nog season
         
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          firecommander3565

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          RE: EGGNOG! Wed, 10/15/08 1:10 PM (permalink)
          I like Egg Nog in the carton! In other words.... it should never be opened! Egg Nog is
           
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            WarToad

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            RE: EGGNOG! Wed, 10/15/08 1:12 PM (permalink)
            I got ill on eggnog as a 5 year old and ever since then still haven't been able to stomach the stuff. Just a sip and I'm ready to spit.
             
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              fabulousoyster

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              RE: EGGNOG! Wed, 10/15/08 1:32 PM (permalink)
              COQUITO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(no eggs)

              1 can sweetened cream of coconut (COCO LOPEZ)
              2 cups clear rum, I like Captain Morgan Coconut
              1 can evaporated milk
              1 can sweetened condensed milk
              1 tsp vanilla
              1 tsp nutmeg
              1 tbs cinnamon

              Blenderize all, pour into pitcher, let chill, keep chilled.
               
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                MilwFoodlovers

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                RE: EGGNOG! Wed, 10/15/08 2:26 PM (permalink)
                Any sugar-free recipes?
                 
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                  Rusty246

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                  RE: EGGNOG! Wed, 10/15/08 2:33 PM (permalink)
                  Christmas day only, a small glass with a shot of Ancient Age.
                   
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                    Run2Eat

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                    RE: EGGNOG! Wed, 10/15/08 2:41 PM (permalink)
                    I put a little egg nog in my bourbon around Christmas every year.
                     
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                      sweetslover

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                      RE: EGGNOG! Thu, 10/16/08 12:18 PM (permalink)
                      I like Schepp's eggnog (I'm in the Dallas area.)

                      I've only had homemade twice, and don't favor rum in it. I like brandy instead.
                       
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                        Capybara91

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                        RE: EGGNOG! Fri, 10/17/08 9:04 AM (permalink)
                        I like the fatty stuff in the carton at Fred Meyer and I add a couple shots of Christian Brothers brandy in a snifter to taste.
                         
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                          cavandre

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                          RE: EGGNOG! Sun, 10/19/08 11:47 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by Run2Eat

                          I put a little egg nog in my bourbon around Christmas every year.

                          I totally agree with y'all!
                           
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                            leethebard

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                            RE: EGGNOG! Mon, 10/20/08 12:14 AM (permalink)
                            As kids growing up in the 50's, mom made homemade egg nog all the time...we loved it...I guess safety concerns have ended that common practice!!!
                             
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                              Willly

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                              RE: EGGNOG! Mon, 10/20/08 9:21 AM (permalink)
                              This is MY eggnog:

                              Makes about a gallon.

                              12 large eggs
                              2 cups granulated sugar
                              Pinch salt
                              3 teaspoons vanilla extract
                              Fresh nutmeg
                              2 cups rum
                              2 cups bourbon
                              2 cups brandy
                              1 quart light cream
                              1 quart heavy cream

                              Beat eggs, sugar, and salt until light and lemon colored. Beat in rum, and let sit one hour.

                              In large container, combine egg mixture, bourbon and brandy, and the light and heavy cream.

                              Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, then serve.
                               
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                                Ivyhouse

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                                RE: EGGNOG! Mon, 10/20/08 9:36 AM (permalink)
                                I love eggnog, too! It started appearing in the grocery stores here about two weeks ago, a bit early for me.

                                I like the Southern Comfort brand -- no Southern Comfort in it, but is a creamy, rich eggnog. No matter what brand, I always cut it with some milk to make it less heavy.

                                The other seasonal drink that I like is one that I first had in North Carolina several years ago -- boiled custard. Unfortunately, I don't usually see it in the stores here in Maryland/suburban DC.
                                 
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                                  eruby

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                                  RE: EGGNOG! Mon, 10/20/08 9:53 AM (permalink)
                                  I like the Knob Creek version (recipe below) alot.

                                  Yesterday in a grocery store I saw a quart of Pumpkin Nog. I've seen Egg Nog but never Pumpkin Nog. don't recall if it was a store brand (Weis) or from a dairy.

                                  I've made the Knob Creek recipe with rum, but's much better with Bourbon.


                                  Knob Creek® Bourbon Eggnog
                                  • 6 large egg yolks
                                  • ¾ cup sugar
                                  • 2 ½ cups milk
                                  • ½ cup Knob Creek® Bourbon
                                  • 1 tsp. vanilla
                                  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg

                                  Beat egg yolks and sugar in medium saucepan. Slowly beat in 2 cups of the milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thermometer registers 150°F or mixture coats the back of the metal spoon.

                                  Remove from heat; strain into pitcher. Stir in remaining milk, Knob Creek, vanilla and nutmeg. Cover and chill at least 8 hours or overnight. Sprinkle with additional nutmeg.
                                  Makes 6-8 servings
                                   
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                                    leethebard

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                                    RE: EGGNOG! Mon, 10/20/08 10:30 AM (permalink)
                                    Can egg nog be made with egg beaters or other egg substitute if you're worried about bacteria????
                                     
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                                      Scorereader

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                                      RE: EGGNOG! Mon, 10/20/08 12:29 PM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by leethebard

                                      Can egg nog be made with egg beaters or other egg substitute if you're worried about bacteria????


                                      they sell pasturized eggs. They're pricey, but it's still worth it for making eggnog. Pasturized eggs are good for any recipe where it calls for an egg and there's no cooking involved -i.e. icings, breakfast shakes, etc.
                                       
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                                        leethebard

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                                        RE: EGGNOG! Mon, 10/20/08 12:40 PM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by Scorereader

                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by leethebard

                                        Can egg nog be made with egg beaters or other egg substitute if you're worried about bacteria????


                                        they sell pasturized eggs. They're pricey, but it's still worth it for making eggnog. Pasturized eggs are good for any recipe where it calls for an egg and there's no cooking involved -i.e. icings, breakfast shakes, etc.



                                        Thnks, I'll be on the look out for them!!!
                                         
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                                          Scorereader

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                                          RE: EGGNOG! Mon, 10/20/08 12:49 PM (permalink)
                                          you can also make pasteurized eggnog at home with recipes that cook the egg mixture:


                                          Whisk 12 egg yolks together with 1 and 1/3 cups sugar and 2 cups each milk and heavy cream. Heat this mixture on low in a large, heavy saucepan until the mixture reaches 160 degrees, stirring/whisking frequently but do not allow it curdle nor let it get to a hard boil. Pour out from the pan into a large bowl, and add one cup each milk and heavy cream, stirring to combine. Chill the eggnog. Before serving, give it another gentle whisk (to make it ligher) and then add fresh nutmeg.

                                          Since the whole thing is chilling together rather than folding whipping cream into the egg mixture like a traditional recipe, it won't have the exact same texture. That's why I say give it another whisking before serving. You may want to experiment with the home cooking version a couple times for family, before making this for guests. It's easy to curdle to egg miture if you use too much heat. But, anyone who's cooked eggs in cream and sugar like this for cookies, should be able to pull this off easily.

                                           
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                                            Bushie

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                                            RE: EGGNOG! Mon, 10/20/08 11:01 PM (permalink)
                                            My favorite store-bought egg nog by far is Pennsylvania Dutch brand. Alcohol already in there.

                                            A woman I used to work with gave me this recipe many years ago, and I've made it many times. Quick, easy, and very yummy.

                                            6 eggs, separated
                                            1 pint whipping cream
                                            1/2 cup sugar
                                            nutmeg

                                            In separate bowls:

                                            1) Beat egg yolks with part of the sugar

                                            2) Whip cream

                                            3) Beat egg whites with the rest of the sugar until stiff

                                            Mix all together with 1 quart of milk.

                                            Add a little vanilla if you want, and adjust the flavor as desired. Serve as is or mix with your favorite alcoholic beverage, and top with nutmeg.

                                            Always buy eggs from local farmers who raise free-range chickens, and if available in your area, buy fresh, unpasteurized milk.
                                             
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                                              Capybara91

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                                              RE: EGGNOG! Mon, 10/20/08 11:19 PM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by Bushie

                                              My favorite store-bought egg nog by far is Pennsylvania Dutch brand. Alcohol already in there.

                                              A woman I used to work with gave me this recipe many years ago, and I've made it many times. Quick, easy, and very yummy.

                                              6 eggs, separated
                                              1 pint whipping cream
                                              1/2 cup sugar
                                              nutmeg

                                              In separate bowls:

                                              1) Beat egg yolks with part of the sugar

                                              2) Whip cream

                                              3) Beat egg whites with the rest of the sugar until stiff

                                              Mix all together with 1 quart of milk.

                                              Add a little vanilla if you want, and adjust the flavor as desired. Serve as is or mix with your favorite alcoholic beverage, and top with nutmeg.


                                              Always buy eggs from local farmers who raise free-range chickens, and if available in your area, buy fresh, unpasteurized milk.



                                              I've seen the Pennsylvania Dutch nog in liquor stores and have been tempted to try it. I've had their Gluhwein, which is kind of an acquired taste. I acquired the taste in Germany.
                                               
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                                                MsDiPesto

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                                                RE: EGGNOG! Mon, 10/20/08 11:29 PM (permalink)
                                                I remember when Dad showed me how to make eggnog in the blender. The recipe was in the blender instruction booklet. One raw egg, some milk, sugar, vanilla....et voila! No pasturization happening there. Hmmm, might be time to produce a new, more flavorful version...
                                                 
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                                                  Bushie

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                                                  RE: EGGNOG! Mon, 10/20/08 11:51 PM (permalink)
                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by Capybara91


                                                  I've seen the Pennsylvania Dutch nog in liquor stores and have been tempted to try it. I've had their Gluhwein, which is kind of an acquired taste. I acquired the taste in Germany.


                                                  You should try it if you like egg nog. It's the only brand I will buy.

                                                  As for gluhwein, I've never seen their brand down here, but a very comely waitress talked me into trying a bottle at this place a couple of years ago: http://www.european-bistro.com/

                                                  I didn't think it was that great, but I wasn't about to tell the woman I had fallen in love with 5 minutes before that she made a bad recommendation... Honestly, I enjoyed it, although it was nothing I would crave.
                                                   
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                                                    ynotryme

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                                                    RE: EGGNOG! Tue, 10/21/08 12:03 AM (permalink)
                                                    I like dairy store brands much better than the stuff sold in grocery stores. Byrne's dairy when I'n in upstate N.Y. and Braum's when I'm in Texas.
                                                     
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                                                      TFitz

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                                                      RE: EGGNOG! Tue, 10/21/08 10:07 AM (permalink)
                                                      My father used to make eggnog every Christmas. Now the job falls on me. I make a batch to take to work for the people that work on Christmas Eve. Sometimes I substitute cognac for brandy. This recipe is from the Williamsburg cookbook. It is as thick as a milk shake. I don't know if people like it or they like the fact that they it has alcohol in it but I get asked to bring it in every year and it's all gone before lunch.

                                                      6 eggs, separated
                                                      1/2 cup sugar
                                                      2 cups heavy whipping cream
                                                      1 cup of milk
                                                      1/2 cup bourbon
                                                      1/2 cup brandy
                                                      nutmeg

                                                      Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until thick.
                                                      Slowly add the cream, milk and spirits.
                                                      Chill.
                                                      Whip the egg whites until soft peaks form and slowly blend into mixture.
                                                      Leave to chill for a few hours.
                                                      Sprinkle with nutmeg just before serving.
                                                       
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                                                        leethebard

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                                                        RE: EGGNOG! Tue, 10/21/08 12:44 PM (permalink)
                                                        This sounds great...sure would keep you warm on a cold day!!!!
                                                         
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                                                          cavandre

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                                                          RE: EGGNOG! Tue, 10/21/08 1:10 PM (permalink)
                                                          quote:
                                                          Originally posted by leethebard

                                                          This sounds great...sure would keep you warm on a cold day!!!!

                                                          And since it's served chilled, it will also cool you down on a warm FL Christmas!
                                                           
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                                                            mbrookes

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                                                            RE: EGGNOG! Tue, 10/21/08 1:43 PM (permalink)
                                                            Not as good as real homemade, but this "cheat" version is very good. First add rum, bourbon, brandy or what ever you like to a good store bought egg nog. Whip a small carton of cream and fold it in. Sprinkle the top with nutmeg. The cream freshens it and makes the texture more like just made.
                                                             
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