Homemade Eggnog (Living on the Edge)


There are those who might claim that I’m not much of a “risk taker” or that I don’t exactly live my life flirting with danger.  Well.  Wait until you hear about this bold move…

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That’s right. Homemade eggnog.  With the RAW EGGS!  Why?  Because I’m dangerous and adventurous, that’s why.

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Ok, why really?  Because I’m afraid of the weird ingredients in the store-bought eggnog substitutes.  Well, either way I was taking a risk right?  I like to think I’m quite brave. I could have forgone eggnog altogether this holiday season, but no way, not me!  I’m too bold and courageous to be so easily dissuaded.

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The main reason I wanted to take on an eggnog challenge this year was because I found a recipe (in Food Network Magazine, as I often do) for a granola with eggnog yogurt (which you can see here), and I really wanted to try it. (Granola was quite good, by the by.) I went to the store to gather ingredients, and I couldn’t even find a product labeled “eggnog” – I could only find things called “eggnog flavored beverage,” and let’s be serious – that sounds weird and gross.  Ok, I was in a bit of hurry, and I’m sure I could have found the real thing if I’d put the time in, but it wasn’t gonna happen, so making it from scratch was the next best answer.

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I found the recipe that I used at The Kitchn, here.  Although they offered an option for a “cooked” eggnog, the recipe author was so encouraging about trying the raw version and about the preservative benefits of all that liquor, that I decided to give it a go.  I only made a half batch which was more than enough for our taste test and to make the eggnog yogurt.  I chose rum as our liquor of choice, and I decided that I quite liked it!

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I first tried this two days ago, and remarkably I’ve experienced no untoward effects yet!! I haven’t even puked!  Looks like I’ve outsmarted and outmaneuvered food-borne illness yet again!  Raw eggs, you don’t scare me.  Next year, maybe I’ll leave some out for Santa.


5 thoughts on “Homemade Eggnog (Living on the Edge)

  1. It was quite a year for the both of us then…though my mom makes homemade eggnog every year, it took me 30 years to have my first glass. And like you, I seem to have narrowly escaped Salmonella poisoning…until perhaps next year.


  2. Pingback: Eggnog French Toast | The Bahama Llama

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