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Eggnog is one of those things that starts to arrive on store shelves and on our table around November.
A truly classic drink that is rarely drank outside of the holiday season like another favorite of mine, pumpkin spice lattes. It has a thick rich texture and a taste that is unique. It is a taste one that people either love or hate.
I have always enjoyed it. Although when I was a kid it was the store-bought cartons and they were always packed full of sugars.
Where did Eggnog come from?
While doing my research on this topic, I found some what of a debate about just where this drink originated from. This article from Time says “While culinary historians debate its exact lineage, most agree eggnog originated from the early medieval Britain “posset,” a hot, milky, ale-like drink.”
The article goes on to say Eggnog made a later appearance here in America in the 1700’s. If you would like to read more on this please check out their article here.
Despite the controversy on where this creamy drink came from the recipes all look similar. Starting with a base of cream and egg yolks. Some change the recipe up by using cream rather than milk while others prefer to add alcohol to their recipe.
One thing that I believe remains the same no matter the recipe is that the homemade versions always taste better than the sugary store-bought versions.
Two of my favorite things!
I, like millions of people, love all things pumpkin spice during the fall and holidays. So you can only imagine how excited I was to see Pumpkin Spice Eggnog in the cooler section of my local grocery store. I was so close to buying it that I had to pry my hand off the cooler door!
I mean really you guy who wouldn’t love pumpkin spice and eggnog together? It was like the angles started singing! I knew right then that I had to make some.
So I grabbed my heavy cream and quickly turned my cart toward the baking aisle for a can of pumpkin. Pumpkin Spice Eggnog, here I come!
I had made a plain eggnog recipe low carb years ago and it was pretty tasty. But this flavor combo had me chomping at the bit to get home and start the cooking.
I just knew it was going to make all my holiday dreams come true an I was so right! The pumpkin and spices makes it taste just like a pumpkin pie in a glass!
My 8-year-old son, drank a ton of it, I thought I wasn’t going to have enough to get pictures, but thankfully I was able to hide some away for this post. He said, it was the best thing he had ever drank. That made this mom’s heart smile all night!
Let’s Spread Some Eggnog Cheer!
Are you one that doesn’t like eggnog? Let me encourage you to try this one. I believe this recipe could fill even Scrooge himself with the warmth of holiday spirit!
The hardest part of this recipe will be tempering you egg yolks This is important. You do not want scrambled eggs in your glass! I know a lot of eggnog recipes out there call for raw eggs, but for myself and my family I felt it was best to bring it to a safe temperature. Eggs are safe to consume at 160 degrees according to this FDA.gov article.
I hope you give this recipe a try during your holiday celebrations. I would love to hear what you think when you try it! Join me over on Social Media and let’s toast to the holiday season!
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