Eggnog is quite possible the best thing ever. I don’t think I knew until I made my own homemade ‘nog how obsessed I am with it! There’s something about the store-bought stuff that’s just a bit too strong for me; it’s like it’s trying too hard when really all you need are a few egg yolks, lots of cream and sugar, and a few spices! It couldn’t be easier to make or more satisfying.
Christmas is in full swing at the Van Slyke household; we put up our tree on Sunday that we got from the luxurious Home Depot tree barn, I strung up a garland of christmas balls in front of our living room window, and I’m currently in the middle of making a christmas tree skirt out of white faux fur that’s shedding on everything it touches! Best of all, I’m now allowed to listen to Christmas music! Not that I wasn’t already listening to it the beginning of October, but now I don’t have to hide it from my christmasmusiconlybelongsonDecember1st-December26thhusband. He loves it.
P:S: If you’re on Spotify, they’ve put together some great holiday playlists this year! I’m currently playing O Come, O Come, Emmanuel by the Punch Brothers and loving it.
Ok, let’s talk Eggnog again. My favorite thing about making homemade Eggnog is the flavor profile. It’s quite mild and creamy, much more natural tasting than store-bought ‘nog, and you have the liberty of adding whatever spices or other ingredients you’d like. I stocked up on pumpkin puree this year, so I decided to blend in a bit of pumpkin and add pumpkin pie spice along with the usual nutmeg. I think next time I’ll experiment with a chocolate eggnog or a salted caramel version. Both sound fantastic! There’s about 223 calories in an average creamy cup, but our diets are starting after Christmas, right??
I seriously can’t wait for you to try this recipe! Grab a mug full, curl up on the couch to some Christmas movies, and celebrate all the happiness to come in the coming days.Print
- 4 egg yolks
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 cups milk (2% or whole)
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Pour egg yolks into the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on medium speed.
- Add sugar slowly and continue mixing until just combined.
- Adjust mixer speed to low and add in pumpkin, milk, cream, vanilla, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice.
- Pour into a pitcher and chill before serving.