Christmas goodie #11 is peppermint eggnog. You guys this is some seriously good eggnog. It has taken me a couple of years to perfect but I have finally made the perfect eggnog. Then I went and added some peppermint schnapps and made it even better!! This eggnog is thick and rich just like what you buy. I have tried many variations and none have turned out as well as this. No egg whites to fold in even!
For some reason eggnog is something we only enjoy around Christmas time. My husband loves this stuff and I forget that you don’t have to wait until it comes out in the refrigerated section during the holiday season to enjoy a cold glass of thick, rich and creamy eggnog. So save this recipe and make some during the summer and have Christmas in July! 🙂
- 8 large eggs
- 4 cups heavy whipping cream divided
- 2 cups whole milk divided
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup peppermint schnapps optional
In a large heavy saucepan, combine the eggs, 1 cup of cream, 1 cup of milk and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon (about 160 degrees F). Be sure to stir constantly and watch not to boil or the eggs will curdle.
Pour into a large bowl and add in remaining cream and milk. Stir in nutmeg, vanilla and peppermint schnapps if so desired. Cover and refrigerate immediately. Best if left to refrigerated overnight.
Freshly ground nutmeg is highly recommended.
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