Happy New Year everyone, I hope you all had a great day. We are winding down our 2 week long bash at Fiesta Friday but the party is still going strong. The delicious food keeps pouring in, It has been so much fun co hosting the party with my good friends Judi, Mollie, Steffi, and of course our dear host Angie who has been tirelessly throwing this party every week for 2 years. This very special 100th Fiesta Friday has been a blast, the holidays are now a thing of the past but I want to contribute one more recipe, it’s something I make every year and for me it’s a New Years tradition. I have published this recipe before but it’s worth doing again simply because it’s delicious and just screams holiday!!
Makes 1 quart eggnog base
2 cups whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
6-8 egg yolks (I use 8)
2 tsp vanilla extract
Place egg yolks and sugar in mixing bowl and either whisk or use electric mixer to combine the yolks and sugar until thick and pale yellow. Place milk and cream on stove and heat until scalding (not boiling) add half the hot milk/cream to egg yolks whisking constantly. Pour back into pan with the remaining milk, cook on medium heat stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. You are making a custard, check frequently when the custard starts to thicken by dipping the spoon in the custard, swipe a line on the back of the spoon and if it stays intact the custard is done. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and transfer to a heat proof bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, it should sit directly on the custard and refrigerate at least 4 hours preferably overnight.
Making the eggnog
1 quart egg nog base
1 pint vanilla or eggnog ice cream (optional)
1 cup heavy cream whipped
fresh nutmeg grated
rum extract to taste
To make boozy egg nog omit rum extract and add rum or I like to add rum and cognac or brandy. You decide how much, I like to add 1/4 cup rum and 1/4 cup brandy.
Pour the eggnog base into serving container, whip the cream adding just a little sugar. Soften your ice cream and add in scoops to the eggnog, let it melt, it’s ok. Top with whipped cream and generous grating of nutmeg. If you don’t use ice cream divide the whipped cream and fold half into the eggnog base and top with the other half.
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Hi Suzanne – I recall your saying you had a love affair with eggnog LOL Yumified.
Thanks Cheryl, I do love eggnog. Only drink it once a year, it’s quite fattening but figure just once in moderation is ok.
It is a Holiday drink for certain! Once a year will never hurt! LOL
happy New Year’s Suzanne, I have not had eggnog in ages, these look delicious, Love the fresh nutmeg grated on top.
Thank you! It’s a once a year thing for me but I really love it and the leftover makes great bread pudding or French toast!
Eggnog – what a souvenir ! 🙂 Thank you Suzanne for your sweet idea 🙂
Ooo Suzanne, the photos are so beautiful that I can almost smell the nutmeg. I especially liked the tip about testing the custard part.
I never knew so much went into making eggnog. But the results look marvelous.
I’m so glad you are continuing your blog this year. I really enjoy my visits. Happy New Year hugs!
Thanks Teagan, I found some sun today so the photo’s are nice and bright!! Yes the custard is pretty much the same that you would use for ice cream or creme anglaise. If it leaves a line when you run your finger on the back of a wooden spoon it’s ready. Thank you so much!
An Adult Milk Shake…yum…🌟
Suzanne, your recipe for eggnog is just so good! I would love mine with the rum, please:) What a fantastic way to start the New Year!
Oh yes me too!! Rum makes it eggnog for me along with a grating of nutmeg. Happy New Year!
I’ve never had eggnog before! I think it’s high time I tried it cause after these beautiful pics, I don’t think I can stop myself from making it☺
Oh try it Lina, even if you only have it once a year it’s worth it. It really is wonderful, thank you so much.
Ok..will do it asap:)
Yummy delicious! I love this creamy concoction!
Thanks Julie, I would be very happy with a glass of each, your bourbon drink and the eggnog and my holiday is complete.
Such a delicious drink! 🙂
Thanks Ronit, it really is.
I love eggnog; esp with Kentucky Bourbon! Cheers.
I have been known to mix my alcohol in the egg nog, bourbon, rum, brandy or cognac. Potent for sure. Thanks Michelle.
Your eggnog looks like nectar! Happy New Year to you and santé ! 🙂
Thank you , it’s really a great indulgence.
I only knew eggnog as a yellow insanely sweet and pudding-scented liquid out of a bottle – you’ve opened my eyes to a completely new universe!! I’ll so be making this next Christmas … or even next weekend …
I’ll never succeed as a dryathlete.
Oh this egg nog is great, not tremendously sweet, nicely boozy, creamy it’s a once a year drink I always love. Thanks so much!!
I can’t wait to give it a try!
Looks delicious – I’m glad you made a low-fat version LOL. The holidays would not be the same without some eggnog!
OMG, can’t stop laughing, yep won’t add an inch (2 maybe). Thanks Judi and I agree, I make it every year.
Hey Suzanne, Happy New Year to you ! I am so pleased you have posted this Eggnog recipe ! Now I can make it, yay !!!! We don’t get eggnog here in South Africa, so now I can make it myself 🙂
Happy New Year Lynne, I am sorry to just be responding. I did on my mobile phone but for some reason the reply did not register. Thank you so much I think it’s great that you will make egg nog in South Africa, you will have to let me know how you like it if you try. Thank you again.
I have never been a fan of store-bought eggnog, but your homemade version sounds so creamy and luscious I’m sure I’d be a convert to this kind of eggnog!
It’s so much better than what you buy already made. You can adjust to your taste, thank you so much!!
I have to confess that I have never tried egg nog ever though I love eggs. Now that I have the recipe handy, I think I might wanna give this a try 🙂
It’s really delicious Sonal, like a dessert. Thank you so much!
Looks delicious, lovely recipe Suzanne!
Thank you so much Freda.
This is a really fun party! I think I put up my link! Yumm your recipe looks so good. I want some Suzanne! xx
Lynn you should. You have until tomorrow before it closes to link ups.
OK I posted eggs, that was boring haha I will post my cookies or something more holiday! How are you Suzanne?
Great Lynn make sure you link it to your blog post. I’m ok thank you so much for asking.
I think I did I hope 🙂
Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine and commented:
Oh my I love eggnog and the rum extract puts it over the top.
Thank you so much for re blogging !!
This looks real good Suzanne, the sun is setting here and that would be the right time for one of your gorgeous looking eggnog 😄 Hugs and a Happy New Year
I had some tonight it’s so good and a little is enough it’s very rich! Thank you so much.
Yum! Homemade eggnog is such a treat and good any time of day; I’ve been known to put a splash in my morning coffee! Cheers to you, Suzanne!
You know what I think I’ll give that a try this morning. Thank you so much.
SO festive!!! Cheers and Happy New Year!!!
Cheers Em. thank you so much and Happy New Year.
Looks delightful, Suzanne! Cheers!
Thanks so much Patty, cheers!!
This sounds wonderful!! I’ll have to make it for my daughter who loves eggnog!
It’s good eggnog, thanks so much.
Such a lovely eggnog and very close to mine, but I’ve never had any ice-cream. I might have to try it! I think I’ll have mine with Brandy, please!!
I had never added ice cream before either but had some eggnog ice cream in the freezer and decided to give it a try and it was really good so the idea stuck. Thanks so much.
Having right now and it is brilliant, great way to use the leftover eggnog. Never thought to add to coffee Thank you.
Enjoy the partying Suzanne but stay sober.
xxx Massive Hugs xxx
LOL, yes I will, both enjoy and stay sober. Thaks David, hugs right back!!
Beautiful pictures….looks and sounds delicious too…. Happy New year Suzanne. ..
Thanks so much Chitra, Happy New Year!!
What a festive treat Suzanne!! Looks delicious!!
Hugs and Regards
Thank you so much, have a great week!!
Oh Suzanne, eggnog used to be one of my favorite holiday drinks! Sadly, I developed a lactose intolerance over the years and can no longer enjoy it. I tried the soy milk version this year, but nothing tastes as good as the real thing!
Heather, sorry you are lactose intolerant. You are saving quite a lot of calories though by not having it. It is part of my holiday celebration every year. Soy eggnot, hmmm… no that would not be the same at all, maybe almond milk and almond cream with the eggs and others stuff might be nice. Happy New Year Heather, thank you so much and have a great week
You may only enjoy your eggnog once a year but I’m sure that makes it all the more special. Wishing you all the best in this new year.
Very special thank you so much Karen.
I am really not an egg person. But this looks so refreshing and tasty! I think my hubby would love this! Happy New Year ♥
Totally get that about the egg thing. If you love dairy you could make a milk punch with the same flavors only minus the egg. Happy New Year and thank you.
Happy New Year Suzanne!!! I hope it’s fabulous!!! Cheers!! 🙂
Thank you Amy and Happy New Year to you also!!
I’ve never made eggnog, it is something my grandmother used to have. Always a boozy version, which is sold in the supermarket and is very yellow in color. When making a custard, I like to use a thermometer so I can heat it more quickly and still stop before it boils (85C/185F). Happy new year, Suzanne!
Thank you Stefan, I grew up drinking egg nog. It was a New Years tradition to have it on New Years Eve. Yes a thermometer comes in handy when making custard for sure. Thank you so much.
A beautiful eggnog treat! 🙂 x
Thanks so much Petra. It is a treat. Happy New Year.
Hi Suzanne, I always used to think I didn’t like eggnog until I had my aunt’s homemade eggnog. I really wanted to make it this year, but didn’t get it done. Your recipe sounds so good with the ice cream in it. I like the idea of it being a new year’s tradition. Maybe next year! Happy new year to you!
Thanks Shari, yes homemade is the way to go for sure. The stuff you buy in the store, at least a lot of it has stuff in it thats well, unnatural I guess to make it thick and preserve etc… The ice cream is wonderful in it. Happy New Year.
I have never had eggnog, since I have allergy to eggs. Maybe I should try the recipe work with a vegan version? Sorry, that’s more of a rhetoric question 🙂 I will put some thoughts into it.
You can make a milk punch, no eggs required and the spicing is pretty much the same. Thank you Aspara and a very Happy New Year to you.
I haven’t heard r tried this… Looks inviting.. I was looking for way to give my son eggs this s grt way.. Thanku u
It’s really good Happy New Year and thank you so much!!
I love virgin eggnog. I was introduced to it when I came to US. It was love at first sip. 🙂
Me too Fae, u love it either way but virgin is always a favorite!!
I’m not a big eggnog fan, but I’ve made it in the past for my husband. Have no clue which recipe I used, but yours sounds good! Eggnog is great to cook with too! Thank you, Suzanne!
I love cooking with as well as drinking egg nog. It is delicious I hope you will have a wonderful 2016 and thank you so much.
oh, I have to prepare it! 😀
Thank you and I hope you like if you do.
Happy New Year Suzanne! Can you believe I have never had eggnog in my life? True! I wish I could grab one of these little beauties and taste it!
A lot of people have never had it before. It is delicious and I recommend you add to your bucket list, it’s wonderful!! Thank you Katerina and Happy New Year!!
I’m going to pretend I didn’t see all the fatty ingredients in here…Eggnog is a holiday favorite but I only let myself have it for about a week.
Oh my yes it is loaded fat and it has sugar. This is something I make once a year and thats it and I enjoy immensely but in moderation for sure. I allow indulgences around the holidays and have to get back on track when they are over.
That would not last long in our house. Not long at all!
Thank you. nope didn’t last here either.
What a great eggnog recipe. I just want to reach in an drink it all 🙂 Happy New Year to you! All good things.
Happy New Year Amanda and thank you so much, wishing you a wonderful 2016.
This is in my to do list for long time.. This recipe looks perfect and absolutely delicious.
Thank you, it is really delicious, egg nog is such a holiday tradition here wouldn’t do without it.
I still have not tried egg nog before… hopefully I’ll get around making it before 2016 ends :p Happy New Year to you and your family Suzanne! I think 2015 has been a tough year for you and I hope 2016 will be a kinder and even more fun and amazing one! Take care!
You are so kind, thank you so much Jasline. Yes 2015 has been terrible, honestly, really bad and I am glad to see it over. I wish you the best new year ever, lots of happines, prosperity and all things good. Thank you!
Well, of course you make your own egg nog! 😉 Culinary maven. You could turn any leftovers (not that there would be any!) into icecream. Any added boozy elements would keep it from over churning, too.
Oh thank you so much Shanna, LOL, egg nog has been a tradition in my family as far back as I can remember, my family always bought it, I thought why not give it a try making it and it stuck, it’s just so good. Yes ice cream, french toast, coffee creamer, pancakes, bread pudding if there are leftovers there are so many ways to use them up and absolutely the boozy element will keep it from freezing hard. Thank you so much Shanna.
Happy New Year, Suzanne! There is nothing as delicious as homemade eggnog and your photos are very enticing. Wishing you a peaceful, joyous and delicious 2016!
Same to you Hannah, thank you so much and I hope 2016 is the best year ever for you and your family.
This sounds totally yum.
Thank you so much!!
So adventurous Suzanne!! (and festive!)– I’ve only had eggnog from a carton. I know this has to be better!! Happy New Year to you dear blog-friend!
Thanks Rhonda. I make eggnog every year by the barrel and give to family and friends as well as keep a little for me. It was a family tradition to have egg nog when the clock strikes 12. Thank you so much!!
Well, I’d just like to be your neighbor & recipient of this eggnog!! Happy weekend!
If you were my neighbor you would have a quart for sure.
I’ve never made an eggnog, and I’ve always wanted too. I’ll follow your boozy version! 😀
Highly recommend the boozy version but then the virgin is good also. Thanks Sofia.
I’m sure the virgin is good. But the boozy must be more exciting 😉 hehe