Eggnog is a nutritious drink that contains several dairy products like eggs and milk. The beverage is commonly used in different entrees, snacks, appetizers and desserts as main ingredient. It is usually offered in special occasions like Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve and Christmas. This beverage is very popular in various countries including America, Canada and Great Britain. If you like to serve the drink for these occasions, it is important to learn how to make homemade eggnog. Below are recipes that you can use if you want to make the drink and if you like to know some dishes that contain the beverage.
Homemade Unsweetened Eggnog
To prepare this beverage, the ingredients that you need are a cup of egg substitute, ½ cup of unsweetened sugar, 1 ½ teaspoons rum extract, 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla, four cups 2 per cent milk, a cup of light whipped topping and a teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg. Put the egg substitute, extracts and unsweetened egg in a bowl. Whisk and add the milk. Add the whipped topping and blend. Transfer the drink in a pitcher and cover. Place inside the refrigerator and let it chill for two hours. Stir in the nutmeg and serve.
Easy Homemade Eggnog
In order to prepare this drink, you should have four quarts commercial eggnog, ½ gallon eggnog ice cream, two teaspoons vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon rum and ½ teaspoon nutmeg. Place the ice cream in a large bowl and soften. Add the vanilla extract as well as the commercial eggnog. Stir in the rum. Transfer the drink in a punch bowl. Add the nutmeg and serve.
Christmas Eggnog Bread
If you are planning to serve a healthy and tasty snack for holiday, you can always follow the simple procedures in this recipe. You need three cups flour, ¾ cup sugar, a tablespoon of baking powder, a teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon nutmeg, 1 ½ cup eggnog, a beaten egg and ¼ cup softened butter. To enhance the bread’s flavor, add a cup of white raisins, ½ cup red cherries, ½ cup green cherries and ¾ cup chopped nuts in the ingredients.
Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium size bowl. Mix the egg, eggnog and butter in another bowl. Combine the two mixtures. Add the fruits and nut. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the batter in a baking dish and bake for an hour. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool down for 15 minutes. Slice the bread and serve.