Christmas is nearly here, and many of us are doing our best to try to gather as much Christmas cheer as we can in Taiwan. Whether it’s putting up Christmas decorations, listening to all of the classic Christmas carols, pulling out the red sweater you wear once a year or buying a Santa hat, most people are just looking for a way to bring their friends and family together to have a bit of holiday fun. And what better way to spice up your Christmas with lots and lots of Eggnog (preferably spiked).
Although finding eggnog in Taiwan is pretty much impossible to do (Seriously, if you know of anywhere that sells it please comment below), you can effortlessly brew it at home with surprisingly few ingredients. Here is a homemade DIY recipe, which you can easily use to make your own eggnog. Enjoy, and happy holidays!
– 1L high fat milk (1000cc)
– 4 raw eggs
– ¾ cup of white sugar
– 1 heaping tablespoon of nutmeg
– 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
– Rum (optional) to taste or affect
Putting It All Together
1) In a blender or container, mix the milk, eggs and sugar. If you’re using a blender you can just set the power to low.
2) Add the nutmeg, vanilla extract and rum. Blend again on low.
3) Let it settle in the refrigerator for about 20 – 30 mins.
4) Drink it now!
Protip 1: You can also add a dash of nutmeg on the top, as well as a cinnamon stick for garnish.
Protip 2: While Rum is the traditional (American) alcohol to mix into your Eggnog, a splash of spiced rum will give it an extra little kick!
What You Didn’t Know about the Nog
A traditional English drink, Eggnog is thought to have been based off of the medieval drink Posset, a hot drink made with eggs, milk, and ale or wine that dates back to the 15th century.
Eggnog was originally very much an aristocratic drink, favored by the upper-class who had regular access to eggs, cream and sherry. It started to become more popular throughout the 18th century, especially back in the new world, where food was more available. In fact, Eggnog became a standard drink in the colonies, usually mixed with rum which was more abundant. This new mix is what let to the word “Grog”, used for rum-based drinks, but mostly used for Eggnog.
More of the Good Stuff
If you’re interested in checking out some other eggnog recipes, I really enjoyed these ones as well.
For an awesome stove recipe, click here.
For a nice refreshing cold recipe, click here.
For a really cool alternative punch made with eggnog and candy canes, click here.