Homemade Dad's Eggnog or Almond Nog

Sunday, December 25, 2011
I love homemade eggnog and almond nog, dad made the best and totally cracked the code of this delicious holiday drink.

It wasn't until I was in my late 20's that I enjoyed it topping it off with a shot of my favorite liquor.

This is his recipe and a tradition every year to make in his memory.

Dad was a big fan of eggnog and I also absolutely love eggnog plain but Dad loved his with a shot of booze in it!

If you would like to add alcohol to your eggnog, the traditional choice is to add brandy rum or bourbon.

We also make almond Amaretto eggnog which is another family favorite and so delicious!

If you've never ever had eggnog, to me it's a creamy glass of heaven with a buttery scotch flavor, just my thought, and the best to try would always be made from scratch.

Everything is fresh and the perfect holiday drink!








Easy Step by Step

  1. place milk, cloves, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and cinnamon in a saucepan and slowly heat but do not boil this mixture
  2. whisk the sugar and eggs into a bowl
  3. add eggs and sugar to the slightly heated milk mixture in spoonfuls whisking quickly
  4. return to heat until thickens
  5. add the cream and alcohol if using
  6. refrigerate overnight




Almond Nog Ingredients:

  • almond milk
  • egg yolks
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • vanilla
  • sugar




Ingredients You Will Need to Make Eggnog

  • milk
  • whole cloves
  • vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon
  • egg yolks
  • sugar
  • heavy cream
  • vanilla extract
  • ground nutmeg




Tips and Eggnog Best Liquor Combinations

  • Peppermint Schnapps and Eggnog
  • Cinnamon Schnapps and Eggnog
  • Amaretto and Eggnog
  • Applejack and Eggnog
  • Bourbon and Eggnog
  • Brandy and Eggnog 
  • Cognac and Eggnog 
  • Frangelico and Eggnog
  • Butterscotch and Eggnog 
  • Irish Cream and Eggnog 
  • White or Dark chocolate liqueur and Eggnog
  • Coconut, Spiced, or Regular rum and Eggnog
  • Kahlua and Eggnog
  • Spice Additions: more nutmeg, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, and vanilla extract 
  • To prevent the eggs from cooking and scrambling, do not heat custard beyond 160 degrees


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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Dad's Eggnog or Almond Nog

Dad's Eggnog or Almond Nog

A delicious holiday drink made with an egg mixture and spices. Can be served with or without liquors.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 7 MinInactive time: 3 HourTotal time: 3 H & 17 M

Ingredients

  • Eggnog
  • 4 cups milk
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Alcohol is optional:
  • 2 1/2 cups light rum, brandy, bourbon, or whiskey
  • Almond Nog
  • 3 cups almond milk
  • 3 eggs yolks
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons of sugar (or sugar substitute to equal same amount)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • Optional: 1 shot of Amaretto Liqueor

Instructions

  1. Eggnog:
  2. Combine milk, cloves, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and cinnamon in a saucepan, and heat over the lowest setting for 5 minutes.
  3. Slowly bring the milk mixture to a boil.
  4. In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar.
  5. Whisk together until fluffy.
  6. Whisk the hot milk mixture slowly into the eggs by spoonfuls.
  7. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan.
  8. Simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, or until this thickens
  9. Do not allow the mixture to boil.
  10. Strain to remove cloves, and let cool for about an hour.
  11. Stir in rum, cream, 2 teaspoon vanilla, and nutmeg.
  12. Refrigerate overnight before serving.
  13. Almond Nog Instructions:
  14. Heat the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat whisking constantly until it starts to a slow simmer.
  15. Remove from heat chill.
  16. Pour into glasses, and sprinkle with nutmeg and a shot of Amaretto

Notes

Tips and Eggnog Best Liquor Combinations

  • Peppermint Schnapps and Eggnog
  • Cinnamon Schnapps and Eggnog
  • Amaretto and Eggnog
  • Applejack and Eggnog
  • Bourbon and Eggnog
  • Brandy and Eggnog 
  • Cognac and Eggnog 
  • Frangelico and Eggnog
  • Butterscotch and Eggnog 
  • Irish Cream and Eggnog 
  • White or Dark chocolate liqueur and Eggnog
  • Coconut, Spiced, or Regular rum and Eggnog
  • Kahlua and Eggnog
  • Spice Additions: more nutmeg, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, and vanilla extract 
  • To prevent the eggs from cooking and scrambling, do not heat custard beyond 160 degrees


Nutrition Facts

Calories

393.09

Fat (grams)

23.64

Sat. Fat (grams)

13.23

Carbs (grams)

22.62

Fiber (grams)

0.44

Net carbs

22.2

Sugar (grams)

21.79

Protein (grams)

5.61

Sodium (milligrams)

87.55

Cholesterol (grams)

205.48


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13 comments

  1. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

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  2. Your dad's eggnog looks amazing, and delicious. Love the recipe...thanks for sharing it!
    Buon Natale, Merry Christmas in Peace, and Joy...with many Blessings!

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  3. Merry Christmas! I love eggnog but I've never made own before. Thanks for the great recipe, I can't wait to try it!:)

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  4. Merry Christmas, my friend! Toasting you with a virtual glass of your dad's eggnog~xoxo

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  5. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas.
    Your dad's eggnog is very nice, I love cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.

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  6. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy new year!

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  7. yummy yummy eggnog!!!
    Merry Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful weekend <3

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  8. Wish I was there in person so we could toast with some of that eggnog! Thanks for being so supportive this year-glad to have you as a friend XOXO

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  9. I remember egg nog made from scratch.... many Christmas songs loudly sung every Christmas night and how know how fortunate I am to have that past! Hope you were finally able to relax and enjoy the season.

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  10. Looks delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe!

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