I’ve never been a fan of eggnog but from the looks of the ingredients in the recipe below I may have to start sipping on a glass or two. Eggnog dates back to when the country was first settled as the settlers were combining wine, spirits, eggs and sugar. Most are made from family recipes passed down from generation to generation.
Since eggs are a main ingredient in eggnog, Hickman’s Family Farms have provided their Grandma Gertie’s recipe. I’m probably not going to make it but if you do I’ll give it a try, preferably with the Maker’s Mark added.
Hickman’s Holly Jolly Eggnog
- 5 Hickman’s Super Jumbo egg yolks
- 5 Hickman’s Super Jumbo egg whites
- 1/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 ½ cups Shamrock 2% milk
- 1 pint Shamrock heavy cream
- 3 Tablespoons favorite brandy eggs-tract (optional-Maker’s Mark Whiskey)
- 2 teaspoons nutmeg
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until light in color. Gradually add one cup of sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved.
- Add the milk, cream, egg-stract or whiskey and nutmeg and stir to combine. Set aside.
- Place the egg whites in the bowl of a clean stand mixer and beat to soft peaks.
- With the mixer still running gradually add 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
- Whisk the egg whites into the egg yolk and milk mixture.
- Chill and serve.
For cooked eggnog, follow this procedure:
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until light in color. Gradually add one cup of sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, over high heat, combine the milk, heavy cream and nutmeg and bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and gradually temper the hot mixture into the egg yolk and sugar mixture.
- Return the incorporated mixture to the pot and cook until it reaches 160º.
- Remove from the heat, stir in the egg-stract or whiskey.
- Pour into a medium mixing bowl, and set in the refrigerator to chill.
- Place the egg whites in the bowl of a clean stand mixer and beat to soft peaks. With the mixer still running gradually add 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form
- Once egg yolk and milk mixture is cool, slowly fold into stiff egg whites.
- Stir to combine
- Serve chilled
For more recipes from Hickman’s Family Farms go to https://hickmanseggs.com/