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.
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.