A Christmas Tradition Making Egg Nog - Ginja B

A Christmas Tradition Making Egg Nog

Christmas is a time of joy, love, and togetherness. It’s a time when families gather around the table to share a meal and create memories. This year, there’s a new addition to our Christmas lunch table - Egg Nog!

The Tradition of Egg Nog

Egg Nog has been a part of Christmas traditions for centuries. It originated in Europe and was brought to America by early settlers. Over time, it has become a staple of Christmas celebrations around the world. Egg Nog is more than just a drink; it’s the taste of Christmas. Each sip brings back memories of past Christmases and creates new ones. It’s the warmth of family gatherings, the laughter shared over meals, and the joy of giving and receiving gifts.

What You Need:

3 cups (700ml) whole milk

1 cup (240ml) heavy or double cream

3 cinnamon sticks

1 vanilla bean pod, split and seeds removed

(or 1 teaspoon vanilla)

1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, plus more for garnish

5 eggs, separated

2/3 (130g) cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup (175ml) Bacardi Dark Rum, or bourbon


  • In a saucepan, combine milk, cream, cinnamon, vanilla bean, vanilla seeds, and nutmeg. Bring to the boil over a medium heat. Once boiling, remove from the heat and allow to steep.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat egg yolks and sugar until combined and thick ribbons form when the whisk is lifted. Slowly whisk in the milk and continue to mix until the mixture is combined and smooth. Add bourbon or rum, and stir. Refrigerate overnight or for up to 3 days.
  • Before serving, beat the egg whites in a large bowl or stand mixer until soft peaks form. Gently fold into eggnog until combined. Serve and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Recipe Credit Jamie Oliver

We can’t wait to pour out glasses of homemade Egg Nog, raise a toast to the season, and create new memories with our family. Here’s to a wonderful Christmas filled with love, joy, and plenty of Egg Nog!

Enjoy xx

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