It is something that usually just my husband and I enjoy together. I first met my husband during a fall semester at college, and that December I remember walking into a room to him chugging down a carton of eggnog from the fridge.
I had never had eggnog at that point, but years later as I learned about real food, I decided I better figure out how to make real eggnog instead of stand by and watch him down loads of pasteurized toxic milk, fillers, gums, and preservatives.
But it’s just once a year, right?
Well yes. But not only is homemade eggnog super simple, it tastes amazing! It is really just an ice cream base with cinnamon or nutmeg without putting it into an ice cream maker!
You can leave the splash of bourbon out and make some for the kiddos too! It’s like a nutmeg ice cream milkshake!
- 1 ½ cups organic cream (Preferably grassfed and raw)
- ½ cup organic whole milk (Preferably grassfed and raw)
- 3-4 pastured egg yolks (If you don’t have access to pastured eggs just leave this out)
- 2 TB raw honey
- 2 TB pure maple syrup
- ⅛ tsp grated nutmeg or cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp cloves
- Optional splashes of organic bourbon if you wish
- Everything into a small mixing bowl and blend to combine. Sprinkle the top with nutmeg if you wish!
- This batch makes enough for my husband and I each to have a good sized glass. You can certainly double/triple up for a holiday party or gathering.
- Traditionally, eggnog is made with the whole egg, not just the yolk. Raw egg whites are a bit rough on the gut to digest, so I leave them out. Raw yolks from a trusted farmer that keep their chickens on pasture is safe. If you are uncomfortable with this you can leave them out or soft cook the yolks like a custard before you put them in.
- Play around with the sweet to your taste – sometimes I like the richness of all maple syrup.
- Quality cream gets really hard to find around here this time of year, and our milk supply gets shorter for skimming off cream, so if we don’t have access to the cream I just make it with all milk and add a couple more egg yolks.
- Get your eggnog into an ice cream maker for eggnog ice cream! It is so good!
- Are you dairy and egg free? No problem! Here is a great recipe for you to try!