Nothing puts us in the holiday spirit like a glass of creamy eggnog. What you may not know about this holiday staple is that is takes no time to make. So why buy it and miss out on all that extra flavour of homemade eggnog? Here are two very easy recipes that will teach you how to make eggnog and bring a little extra pizazz to your holiday parties with this special drink.
What is eggnog?
Eggnog is a traditional Christmas drink that dates back centuries. It is thought to have originated in Europe and is derived from a medieval drink called posset, which was once used as a cold and flu remedy. Its mixture of spices, such as nutmeg and vanilla, have helped it become a popular holiday favourite.
How do you serve eggnog?
Eggnog is traditionally served cold, but you may want to heat it up if you’ve just come in from the cold. Serve it with some grated nutmeg and a twist of orange peel for a citrus boost.
Eggnog with cinnamon and blackberries
Learn how to make eggnog with just a handful of ingredients. This one-pot recipe breaks down the basics and streamlines the process so you end up with silky eggnog garnished with berries and cinnamon. One for the adults, the addition of brandy or rum gives it a kick that will warm you up from the inside out.
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