just made eggnog from scratch... not too bad either!!

Monday midnight,  I had a sudden urge.  Wanted some corn meal muffins and went to the kitchen to make some.  When that was in the oven I had 20 minutes to wait to make sure they didn't burn but were fully done.  


The eggs were out on the counter, the milk was out also.  Maybe I ought to try to make egg nog while I wait on the muffins.  I have got to admit I made a few short cuts.  If I'm going to use  both the yellows and the whites of the eggs  why bother to separate.  I left them together and let my hand do the mixing while I kept an eye on the oven and my muffins.  Also I didn't use sugar, I used artificial sweetner - Splenda.  I just guessed at the proportions but seemed to get it about right.


I had one more short cut to take.  It says  the eggnog should chill in the fridge overnight.  I was in no mood to wait to taste the results tomorrow.  I put it in the freezer while I got my muffins out.  The I poured out about 7 oz of eggnog (without nog at this stage)  mixed in some more nutmeg and tasted  
Hey.  Very good.  Now for a little nog....  Wunderbar!!!  No more waiting for December to roll around.  I'll make it my self when I want it and at about 1 quarter or 1/6th the price of ready made. 


Gee Whizz. Maybe i'll try to make some Tom and Jerry's next.  Mrs Herrin tried to teach me the secret of making them without the milk curdling... but I don't remember what she said.


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Comments (5)

  1. TomasSISI

    Next time I’ll separate the egg yolks from the whites… though I can’t imagine it being any better that the way I did it last night.

    December 20, 2016
  2. burgundystblues

    You’re very inventive! The most unforgettable eggnog I’ve ever had was the one I shared with Marie one evening of that Christmas season back in 1953. We were alone. Bob was supposed to be at his office. (He wasn’t. He had to attend to other matters). The eggnog was great but if I only had……….

    December 20, 2016
    1. TomasSISI
      Munkyman has told me for years that it was easy to make. I’m a little afraid of raw eggs – salmonela and all that. but I took a chance and it was just great. Though I can imagine what you were going to say next…

      December 20, 2016
  3. burgundystblues

    Sometimes it pays to take a chance. In your case it did. The eggnog was great. In my case I didn’t take that chance. Too bad.

    December 20, 2016
  4. Munkyman

    There’s a good reason to separate the yolk from the white. If you mix your sugar with just the white you get more volume out of it & then your yolk is the richness. Separating them isn’t critical, but you can definitely tell the difference side by side, just by how much nog you make out of the same amount of ingredients.

    December 20, 2016