Believe it or not, I have never actually been a fan of eggnog itself. For some reason I could never stomach the drink. However, I decided that I would try to make it on my own this year and see if I could enjoy the drink for once! Thanks to Alton Brown's recipe from Food Network, I think I may actually love eggnog now. That's right, not like, but love!
Homemade Eggnog with Biscotti
-1/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
-2 cups whole milk
-1 cup heavy cream
-2 to 3 ounces bourbon and/or brandy (optional)
-1 teaspoon nutmeg
-4 egg whites
In a bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until pale yellow. Add in the milk, cream, alcohol if using, and nutmeg.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they begin to form soft peaks. Add in the tablespoon of sugar and continue to beat until the egg whites form stiff peaks.
Gently fold the egg whites into the liquid mixture. Chill in the refrigerator (or in the freezer for a few minutes) and serve cold.
Sip, slurp, and enjoy!
For the homemade biscotti recipe, click here.