Why would anyone dare to put a spin on such an iconic and traditional drink? “This cocktail combines holiday eggnog with a fun whipped dalgona topping! This uniquely inspired spiked eggnog has a luscious eggnog base with a whipped brown sugar bourbon meringue topping. It’s an eggnog cocktail you’ll want to make over and over again this holiday season.” Says Candice Walker of Proportional Plate.
She goes on to say, “A classic eggnog contains egg yolks, cream, nutmeg and the alcohol is usually a whisky or a rum. Because rum and whisky have notes of brown sugar and molasses, the flavor blends fantastically with a whipped sugar topping like a brown sugar meringue.”
Too much for you to handle??? Well don’t worry because eggnog can be served with and without alcohol. This recipe contains both rum and bourbon, with rum in the base of the eggnog and bourbon in the whipped topping.
Is there more than one way to serve it? “After my first taste of it I was hooked.” Candice goes on to say, “I was on a mission. After making tons of eggnog, this wonderful creation was born, along with an eggnog gelato that is heavenly.”
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How does Candice describe it? She says that in a world of ‘clean eating,’ all diets, and detoxing, eating what you want has a lot of negative connotations. We’re fed the idea that we must rigidly follow this healthy regime or that restrictive diet, so many people end up feeling guilty about all food. We all know the feeling – “I can’t eat that”, “I shouldn’t eat that after what I’ve eaten today”. And this guilt often drives our food choices.
According to Candice Walker, this site is dedicated to encouraging you to eat exactly what you want and to feel confident in that decision. It’s a place for you to learn what foods feel good to you. It’s a place to experiment, discover, and have fun!
egg whites – this recipe beats hot brown sugar simple syrup into the egg whites bringing them to a proper temperature that is safe to eat.
rum & bourbon – use alcohol brands that you enjoy drinking for this recipe.
To make the eggnog base you will need 5 egg yolks, sugar, milk (or coconut milk from a can), heavy cream, nutmeg, and rum. You can also use bourbon if that is your preference. Whisk the yolks and sugar together until pale yellow.
Warm the milk, cream, and nutmeg until it just lightly simmers. Temper the egg/sugar mixture with the milk/cream mixture.
Return to the saucepan and cook until thickened, stirring slowly and constantly. It should get to 170F.
Remove from heat. Stir in the rum or bourbon. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
To make the brown sugar bourbon meringue you will need the following ingredients: 5 egg whites, brown sugar, water, and bourbon.
Bring the brown sugar and water to boil then simmer for 3 minutes.
Beat the egg whites to soft peaks. With mixer running, slowly pour in the syrup until shiny and stiff peaks form. Then, beat in the bourbon. Garnish with a cinnamon stick for easy stirring.
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