Popular in the Western world, eggnogs are synonymous with Christmas and is considered a winter
beverage, usually made of milk, sugar, cream, eggs with distilled spirits (read: alcohol) added
to it. The concoction is rich, creamy, milky, and is sweetened and served chilled.
Said to originate from the early medieval Britain, eggnogs are thought to be an evolved version of the 'posset', a hot, milky, ale-like drink. In the 13th century, monks were known to drink a posset with eggs and figs. As milk, eggs, and sherry were foods of wealthy, eggnog was often used to toast to prosperity and good health.
With Christmas just around the corner, here's a perfect way to kick start the celebrations! Eggnogs are generally easy enough to whip up in your home kitchen. All you need is a mixer/blender (or just whisk it by hand), and all the ingredients. Here's a cool version that is non-alcoholic so that everyone in the family gets to have a taste of this traditional beverage!.
Serving: 6 cups
Recipe and image courtesy of The Stay At Home Chef.