Boozy Eggnog is homemade egg nog, that is spiked with liquor. This recipe for spiked eggnog super easy to make, and you will soon wonder why you never made this before.
First, I must make a confession. I love eggnog. I never tried the spiked version until too late in life, people speak of it so highly. I must confess, I know why now. I finally made some homemade eggnog, and it is delicious.
Yes, homemade eggnog has raw eggs in it. There are two reasons why this is less worrisome than you might think. First off, let me say minors should not consume drinks with alcohol. Secondly, you can purchase pasteurized eggs. These pasteurized eggs are safe to consume. If you have additional concerns about raw eggs in eggnog, be sure to read this page from the Food Safety Page.
I have made this recipe a few times in the past couple of weeks. I am now in love with homemade eggnog. Simple to make, and it is simply delicious. Now, if you look online you may see it’s all the rage to age your eggnog for a few weeks before serving, while I did not do this for my recipe, you can read about aging eggnog here. I let my age for a couple of days before serving it.
The alcohol that I choose to use for my eggnog was dark spiced rum. I personally love the flavor of a good quality spiced rum, I think it adds a lot of nuance to the flavors of eggnog. I hope you give this recipe a try, and I hope you find homemade eggnog as delicious as I do.
The ingredients are very simple. It is made with cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla, rum, and half and half. Half and Half is sold in the US, it is a mixture of whole milk and heavy cream. It is half whole milk and half cream.
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- 6 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups half and half
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup rum/bourbon/whiskey my personal preference is for dark rum
- Whisk the eggs together until they are lighter in color and creamy. Mix in sugar, and stir to blend until all sugar is dissolved. Add in half and half, heavy cream, and vanilla. Stir to combine. Add in your favorite alcohol.