Mid-Winter Eggnog Recipe


By Stevie Waring


This recipe is the perfect excuse to invite friends over for mid-winter festivities.


When outside is wet, icy and cold, sometimes all we want is to isolate ourselves in the warmth of our houses and hibernate until spring. But I assure you, there’s one thing better than being a hermit this winter … it’s throwing a Mid-Winter Christmas Party!


Grab your favourite woolly jumper, your merriest friends and make a big batch of eggnog to celebrate winter.


Serves 8

You can forgo the rum for a non-alcoholic eggnog



·         3 cups milk

·         1 cup cream

·         1 vanilla bean pod

·         1 teaspoon nutmeg

·         5 eggs separated

·         2/3 cup sugar

·         ¾ cup Rum or Bourbon



·         In a saucepan, combine all of the ingredients except eggs, sugar and alcohol. Bring to boil over medium heat, then remove from heat and allow to steep.

·         In a large bowl, combine egg yolks & sugar until pale and thick. Slowly whisk in the milk until mixture is combined and smooth. Add alcohol and stir. Refrigerate (at least) overnight or up to three days.

·         Before serving, beat the egg whites in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Fold into the eggnog gently. Serve in a classic glass and top with some nutmeg and cinnamon.