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Eggnog in glasses with nutmeg

Classic eggnog

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
  • Easy
  • Serves 6 - 8

Get into the festive spirit with eggnog, a classic Christmas drink made with brandy, cream, eggs and vanilla. Serve with plenty of ice in tumbler glasses

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving (8)
NutrientUnit
kcal214
fat11g
saturates6g
carbs12g
sugars12g
fibre0g
protein6g
salt0.18g
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Ingredients

  • 1 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped out
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 100ml sugar syrup
  • 100ml double cream
  • 500ml whole milk
  • 100-150ml brandy
  • ice

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the vanilla seeds in a large bowl. Add the egg yolks and sugar syrup, and beat with an electric whisk until pale, about 2-3 mins. Add the cream, milk and brandy, and beat again until just combined. Strain into a punch bowl.

  • STEP 2

    Clean the beaters, then beat the egg whites in a clean bowl to soft peaks. Fold a third of the whipped egg whites into the milk and cream mixture in the punch bowl, then add the remaining whipped egg whites. Gently fold these in until the eggnog is fluffy and smooth. Chill until ready to serve. Will keep, covered in the fridge, for up to a day. Just before serving, add plenty of ice, then stir gently and ladle into tumblers.

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