A glass full of eggnog is wonderful holiday a tradition! With rum for the adults and a cinnamon stick for the kids, what could be more enjoyable? Best of all, my favourite recipe only takes only 5 minutes to make!
Two types of Eggnog
There are two different ways of making eggnog. The more common eggnog is a thicker, cooked, custard-based eggnog. This is what is sold in the grocery stores, since the cooking process avoids the use of raw eggs. It is a thick and sweet eggnog.
By comparison, uncooked eggnog is a light and frothy drink. If you’ve never had this version of eggnog, I definitely recommend trying it! Here’s a short list of the reasons why I love probiotic eggnog:
- It is super quick to make. It takes about 5 minutes.
- You probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen.
- It uses whole eggs rather than a bunch of egg yolks.
- It has the same delicious flavour, but it’s a much more drinkable treat.
- Since it’s not cooked you can use cultured dairy for a good dose of probiotics!
- 4 egg yolks
- ⅓ cup powdered sugar (see notes)
- 2 cups milk (see notes)
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 4 egg whites
- 3 ounces golden rum (optional)
- Beat egg yolks in a large bowl until the colour starts to lighten.
- Add in sugar and stir until completely dissolved.
- Stir in milk, cream, and nutmeg.
- In a separate container whip egg whites with 1 tbsp sugar until stiff peaks form.
- Stir egg whites into the egg yolk mixture and serve immediately or refrigerate and serve within 3 hours.
- I used powdered date sugar because I’m like that… However, powdered white sugar is traditional and will dissolve better. You could use any alternative powdered sweetener in this recipe.
- Use cultured milk, yogurt and/or cream for a probiotic drink!
- If you want to make a whole batch of spiked eggnog, add the rum into the yolk mixture. Otherwise leave it out so that your guests can add it to their individual drinks.