Homemade Eggnog is the perfect, creamy holiday drink for your party guests.
Hosting a gathering this holiday season? Pair your homemade eggnog with some spiced pecans and you've got yourself an amazing after-dinner beverage and snack to keep everyone happy all evening long. Plus, homemade is so much better than store-bought! I find the consistency of my homemade eggnog to be much more desirable than the overly thick variety available at the grocery store. By folding in the beaten egg whites at the end, there is a velvety smooth, foamy "head" on top that makes this drink so luxurious. Perfect for sipping by the fireplace. (I'm guessing, since the closest thing I have to a fireplace is a DVD of a crackling fireplace.)
Making homemade eggnog is not difficult. It takes about 20 minutes, then needs to chill for a couple of hours. The only special equipment that is necessary is an instant-read thermometer because you'll be tempering the eggs, and a mixer to beat the egg whites. Spike it with a little bit of bourbon for the responsible adults this holiday season, or enjoy it sans alcohol which is also delicious. Have fun with it.