Friday, December 16, 2011

DIY: Healthy Homemade Eggnog


6 beaten egg yolks (free range, organic is best)
2 1/4 cups whole milk (organic is best)
1/3 cup unrefined sugar (like Sucanat, Coconut/Palm sugar, etc.)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup whipping cream (avoid ultra-pasteurized)
2 Tbsp unrefined sugar, or 1 Tbsp honey, or a few drops or 1/2 packet of Stevia (just enough to add a touch of sweetness)
Ground nutmeg


1) In a medium pot, mix the egg yolks, milk and the 1/3 cup sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture just coats a metal spoon. Remove from heat. Place pot in a sink or bowl of ice water and stir for 2 minutes to cool mixture off a little. Stir in vanilla. Cover and chill for 4-24 hours.
2) When you're ready to serve: Beat the whipping cream and 2 Tbsp of sugar (or sugar alternative) until soft peaks form.
3) Transfer the chilled egg/milk/sugar mixture to a punch bowl. Fold in the whipped cream. Serve immediately. Sprinkle each serving with nutmeg. If you find it a little too thick or too sweet, simply stir in a bit of milk to thin it out.


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