EGGNOG!

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John In Seattle
Hamburger
2008/10/15 05:52:52
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?

David_NYC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/15 12:42:42
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.
bakman_01570
Hamburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/15 12:57:01
i like hood egg nog
CajunKing
Sirloin
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/15 13:05:22
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
firecommander3565
Double Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/15 13:10:59
I like Egg Nog in the carton! In other words.... it should never be opened! Egg Nog is
WarToad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/15 13:12:42
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.
fabulousoyster
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/15 13:32:31
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.
MilwFoodlovers
Filet Mignon
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/15 14:26:20
Any sugar-free recipes?
Rusty246
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/15 14:33:49
Christmas day only, a small glass with a shot of Ancient Age.
Run2Eat
Hamburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/15 14:41:43
I put a little egg nog in my bourbon around Christmas every year.
sweetslover
Junior Burger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/16 12:18:42
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.
Capybara91
Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/17 09:04:07
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.
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/19 23:47:56
quote:
Originally posted by Run2Eat

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

I totally agree with y'all!
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/20 00:14:22
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!!!
Willly
Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/20 09:21:31
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.
Ivyhouse
Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/20 09:36:33
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.
eruby
Double Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/20 09:53:30
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
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/20 10:30:20
Can egg nog be made with egg beaters or other egg substitute if you're worried about bacteria????
Scorereader
Sirloin
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/20 12:29:05
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.
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/20 12:40:35
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!!!
Scorereader
Sirloin
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/20 12:49:45
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.

Bushie
Filet Mignon
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/20 23:01:59
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.
Capybara91
Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/20 23:19:48
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.
MsDiPesto
Junior Burger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/20 23:29:11
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...
Bushie
Filet Mignon
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/20 23:51:50
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.
ynotryme
Double Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/21 00:03:18
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.
TFitz
Hamburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/21 10:07:15
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.
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/21 12:44:45
This sounds great...sure would keep you warm on a cold day!!!!
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/21 13:10:29
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!
mbrookes
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/10/21 13:43:47
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.
Willly
Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/12/22 09:58:45
Watch this video.  You won't be concerned about the eggs... http://www.sciencefriday.com/videos/watch/10186
Niagara
Double Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/12/22 10:18:53
MilwFoodlovers

Any sugar-free recipes?


Get real - like premium ice creams, it's "screw the diabetics" in the world of egg nog.
Fat free, flavored, everything else available but of course, no sugar free.
californyguy
Double Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/12/22 10:33:50
 a FRIEND TOLD ME ABOUT USING egg nog with french bread for frrench toast instead of milk ... guess what i am having for christmas breakfast?
Foodosaurus
Double Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2008/12/22 10:34:08
This is a recipe that I created based on reading countless recipes online.  I made this a few weeks ago for our secret santa night.  It definately has a STRONG rum flavor, which I didn't mind.  But I might cut the amount of rum down next time.

I also made three kinds of liqueur flavored whipped cream for topping.  1/4 C Heavy cream, 2 T sugar, and 2 T of liqueur.  I made Chambord, Kahlua, and Amaretto.  The Chambord was by far the best.

Ingredients:

  • 6 large eggs, plus 2 yolks
  • 1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup dark rum
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks
  • Additional grated nutmeg for garnish

Preparation:

Combine eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and salt in a heavy 3- or 4-quart pan, whisking until well-combined. Continue whisking while pouring milk in a slow, steady stream until completely incorporated. Turn on burner to lowest possible heat setting. Place pan on burner and stir mixture continuously until an instant read thermometer reaches 160 degrees F. and the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Be patient. This should take about 25 to 30 minutes.

Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a large bowl to remove any accidental small cooked bits of egg. Add rum, plus vanilla extract and nutmeg. Stir to combine. Pour into a glass pitcher, decanter, or container and cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Refrigerate this egg custard mixture to chill at least 4 hours or up to 3 days before finishing.

When ready to serve, pour heavy cream into a bowl and whip until it forms soft peaks. Fold whipped cream into cold custard mixture until combined.

Serve in chilled cups or glasses and garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Yield: 12 to 16 eggnog servings
John In Seattle
Hamburger
Re:EGGNOG! 2009/11/06 18:41:25
BUMPED!  For the holiday seasons.
mar52
Sirloin
Re:EGGNOG! 2009/11/06 21:41:04

Mom’s Eggnog
 
 
12 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar
1 quart whole milk
1 quart half and half
1 pint whipping cream
1 pint brandy
½ cup rum
nutmeg
 
Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored, adding sugar gradually.  Make sure that the sugar is all incorporated and beat until lemon colored.
 
Beat in brandy and rum.  Add milks and cream slowly stirring constantly.
 
Whip egg whites until stiff.  Fold into eggnog.
 
Grate nutmeg over the top.
 
Chill then enjoy!


This stuff is excellent and sneaks up on you.


post edited by mar52 - 2009/11/06 21:42:51
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:EGGNOG! 2009/11/07 07:45:28
I love eggnog! I just saw some at the store but it was ridiculously expensive. Something like $2.5 a pint...plus when you look at the nutitional facts and realize that drinking the whole pint (not hard to do) will set you back about 650 calories " /> ....might as well just buy the quart for $1.00 more and call it a day
BigR
Junior Burger
RE: EGGNOG! 2009/11/07 16:48:27
The "Southern Comfort" Vanilla Egg Nog is just about the best thing in commercially made "nogs" to me. A local company (northwest Arkansas) starting putting nog on the shelves a couple of weeks ago in a Halloween themed carton and calling it "Halloween Nog!" I'm for that. I wish we had nog all year long!
claracamille
Cheeseburger
Re:EGGNOG! 2009/11/08 14:15:09
Eggnog was always a Christmas tradition at my grandparents.  They had a dairy farm(Jersey cows, the highest fat content milk) & my grandmother rasied her own chickens.  I don't have my grandmother's recipe,but I know she made a rich custard with whole milk & eggs, folded in whipped cream & then a genous glug of bourbon.  She made the eggnog a few days before Christmas day & kept it in the refergerator in an stoneware pitcher.  Every day my grandfather would add just a little more bourbon.  By the time Christmas day came, the eggnog was more of a bourbon tan color rather than a creamy custard color.  Then my grandfather, uncle & dad would add bourbon to their cups before adding the eggnog.  Christmas was a very merry day at my grandparents.
BelleReve
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2009/11/08 15:46:53
I buy a local milk company brand, Brown's Velvet.  I enjoy it with some bourbon and whole grated nutmeg.  I saw it before Halloween, and thought it was a little early, also saw fresh cranberries, which I always assoicate with Thanksgiving.
 
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:EGGNOG! 2009/11/08 16:12:15
claracamille Then my grandfather, uncle & dad would add bourbon to their cups before adding the eggnog.  Christmas was a very merry day at my grandparents.


That's why we love family!


Niagara
Double Cheeseburger
Re:EGGNOG! 2009/11/09 10:17:21
I would like an occasional glass of eggnog, but am diabetic, and don't love it enough to make it myself.

Really annoying to see all the eggnog, lite eggnog, lactose free eggnog, and probably gluten free eggnog in the diary case, but not one sugar free eggnog.
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:EGGNOG! 2009/11/09 10:24:38
Egg Nog makes a great Pancake. Substitute it for the milk and add cinnamon. Because of the high sugar content you have to watch the cooking time but they look and taste great. Get the stuff in the glass bottle that is as thick as oil...Russ 
 
 
I bet French Toast would be amazing.
post edited by Russ Jackson - 2009/11/09 10:33:04
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:EGGNOG! 2009/11/09 10:50:32
Russ Jackson

Egg Nog makes a great Pancake. Substitute it for the milk and add cinnamon. Because of the high sugar content you have to watch the cooking time but they look and taste great. Get the stuff in the glass bottle that is as thick as oil...Russ 
 
 
I bet French Toast would be amazing.


Those are great ideas....I must try that!
badbyron722
Cheeseburger
Re:EGGNOG! 2009/11/12 21:15:15
My family loves it,but i cant drink it.
enginecapt
Filet Mignon
Re:EGGNOG! 2009/11/15 04:58:18
I love eggnog. The store brand is good enough for me, I'm not picky.

I drink it.
I put it in coffee.
I make a seasonal rice pudding with it, subbing eggnog for the usual evap milk.
I make waffles with it.

I love the stuff.

EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:EGGNOG! 2009/11/15 08:38:44
I make a seasonal rice pudding with it, subbing eggnog for the usual evap milk.


That sounds great. Do you ever have a problem with the eggs cooking or curdling  in any of your concoctions? I know at Starbucks ('least they tell me) they can't make the egg nog lattes extra hot because it "scrambles the egg"....delicious!
enginecapt
Filet Mignon
Re:EGGNOG! 2009/11/15 09:04:56
No problemo with any curdling. The rice pudding is a no-bake method I came up with a few years ago, so there's certainly no heat involved there.
Wrogue
Junior Burger
RE: EGGNOG! 2009/11/23 10:32:28
Hey Southern Comfort and Egg Nog...mmmm good!!!
Dpastor
Junior Burger
Re:EGGNOG! 2009/11/23 11:40:53
Be careful what you wish for when it comes to egg nog. A friend of mine promised to bring the best egg nog ever to Thanksgiving dinner - which he did. It was made with Hagen Daz vanilla ice cream and it was unreal.
 
And then I ended up with 10 lbs of turkey leftovers because everyone had filled up on the egg nog and couldn't eat the main course! Even my cats got tired of turkey and wouldn't eat it after the third day.
mbrookes
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:EGGNOG! 2009/11/23 14:38:13
enginecapt, would you share the rice pudding recipe? I love rice pudding, and that sounds like a lovely wrinkle.
bklein1
Junior Burger
Re:EGGNOG! 2009/11/23 16:27:10
The best eggnog I've even had is made by Purity Ice Cream in Ithaca, NY.

http://www.purityicecream.com/
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:EGGNOG! 2009/11/24 07:49:42
bklein1

The best eggnog I've even had is made by Purity Ice Cream in Ithaca, NY.

http://www.purityicecream.com/


That's too funny...I read in the paper yesterday that Turkey Hill Egg Nog Ice Cream was available now and I came to post about that...guess people like the Nog!
http://www.turkeyhill.com...ff/holiday-flavors.asp



They also have Rum Raisin for a limited time

dberryann
Junior Burger
Re:EGGNOG! 2009/11/24 17:05:25
Guys!!  The best thing to do with store bought eggnog is to put it into your ice cream maker and make the best ice cream you ever had!! 

Try it!! you'll love it
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: EGGNOG! 2009/12/21 10:11:26
Back in '08 Faboyster gave us a recipe for coquito - a Puerto Rican eggnog. Sadly, I never got around to making it, but today's NYTimes has an article on a recent contest for the best coquito in NY which reminds me that it is time to try out our fellow roadfooder's recipe. 

The contest was won by a woman from Tobyhanna , PA., a tiny place in the Pconos. Apparently her recipe is a secret. 

Cheers, John 
mbrookes
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2009/12/21 15:51:23
dberryann, do you put whiskey in the eggnog before you freeze it? The idea sounds really good.
tmiles
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: EGGNOG! 2009/12/23 07:12:11
I like Pearsons from my home town , Millbury, Mass. It is made and sold right on the small farm. It can also be found at the local hardware store.

Most commercial eggnog now contains HFCS, and I have  read  that people avoid it for that reason. In my own opinion, if you are going to drink just a few 4 oz glasses a year, what is a little HFCS, when you consider all the other bad for you stuff in it?
tmiles
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:EGGNOG! 2009/12/23 07:15:44
EatingTheRoad

bklein1

The best eggnog I've even had is made by Purity Ice Cream in Ithaca, NY.

http://www.purityicecream.com/


That's too funny...I read in the paper yesterday that Turkey Hill Egg Nog Ice Cream was available now and I came to post about that...guess people like the Nog!
http://www.turkeyhill.com/new-stuff/holiday-flavors.asp



They also have Rum Raisin for a limited time



I saw 1/2 gal bottles of Turkey Hill eggnog in the store. I wonder if they just let the ice cream melt and then bottle it?     :)                re
EatingTheRoad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:EGGNOG! 2009/12/23 08:58:02
I saw 1/2 gal bottles of Turkey Hill eggnog in the store. I wonder if they just let the ice cream melt and then bottle it?     :)


Might actually be good, I may have to give that a try
dberryann
Junior Burger
RE: EGGNOG! 2010/01/24 15:28:25
yes but not too much or you will have eggnog slush not ice cream
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