Once a staple at holiday parties, eggnog is one of those foods that have gone the way of the fruitcake. Its unfortunate that its become relegated to retirement home holiday mixers, because when done right, eggnog is delicious!
Its easy to pin the blame for nog going out of style on the high calorie content or concerns about food borne illnesses, but personally I think its because most eggnogs sold in cartons are just gross. Syrupy sweet and tasting of fake rum, they bare little resemblance to eggnog made from scratch.
Served warm with a splash of Scotch, this creamy holiday treat will take the chill off the coldest of winter days. Even chilled, it will warm you up from the inside if you add enough hooch.
Leftovers from your holiday party taste great added to your morning coffee, and replacing the milk in pancakes for a little nog makes for a delicious breakfast treat.
Food blogger Marc Matsumoto shares this vanilla eggnog recipe in a full post on the Fresh Tastes blog.
Marc Matsumoto is a culinary consultant and recipe repairman who shares his passion for good food through his website norecipes.com. For Marc, food is a life long journey of exploration, discovery and experimentation and he shares his escapades through his blog in the hopes that he inspires others to find their own culinary adventures. Marcs been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, and has made multiple appearances on NPR and the Food Network.