A Saucy Wench
Disclaimer: If you like the stuff they sell in the grocery store, move along I cant help you.
I've been going back and forth for about 15 years between making a real cooked egg nog which is a major PITA when really dh and I just want a bit while we wrap presents and stuff or making a nog with raw eggs and worrying about samonella. OK not much worrying but questioning the wisdom or using pasteurized egg product which has a funny taste.
Or....drumroll (and I almost feel DUH) about this...the ingredients....milk, cream, egg, sugar, vanilla....wait, isnt that French Vanilla icecream?
Let soften a bit, blend with just enough milk and or cream that it is eggnog and not eggnogmilkshake and a little extra vanilla, a dash of nutmeg and rum.
Tastes virtually identical to all the other nog recipes I have tried. Maybe a little less sweet depending on how much milk you use but a bit of honey could always be added.
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Oh, that's a great idea!! We do something similar, except use pudding. We have to substitute so many things over here because of allergies and/or lactose intolerance. So I found this recipe. Like you said, pretty close to the real thing. And simple too.
8 cups milk (we use vanilla soy milk)
1 3 oz package French vanilla instant pudding (if avoiding milk, check the box because not all puddings are milk free)
1/2 C sugar (you don't need all of it, especially if you use vanilla soy milk)
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Mix the pudding w/ the milk. When pudding is formed, add in the remaining ingredients and mix well. Chill
Holy Cow ladies What Fabulous Ideas those are! I was Just thinking that I miss my Dad's Eggnog that I grew up with.... Vanilla Ice Cream sounds double yum, especially the Edy's double churn Vanilla. Will definitely try that.
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