Irish Eggnog for Christmas

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I like rum. Who doesn’t like rum? But I like whiskey better.

And this eggnog recipe is sweet, nourishing, and full of Irish Whiskey goodness!

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Irish Eggnog for Christmas

Irish Eggnog Recipe

serves 4

What you need:

4 eggs from pastured hens; since this eggnog is not cooked, it is important to only use eggs from hens you know are healthy

4 cups of milk; raw milk from grassfed cows is best

1-2 tsp vanilla (like this) optional or to taste (Note: My husband thinks you should use either vanilla or whiskey, lest it be too bitter; I like it with the 2 full teaspoons of vanilla and whiskey.)

1/4 tsp nutmeg (like this)

Pinch of allspice (like this)

1/3 cup heavy cream; raw is best, do not use ultra-pasteurized

1/3 cup raw honey, preferably local

 Irish whiskey, 1/8 of a cup is needed for each “adult” serving of eggnog

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Separate the eggs. Put the yolks in a large bowl; set the whites aside.

To the yolks, add the salt, spices, vanilla, cream, and honey. Blend well. Add the milk and blend again.

Beat the eggs whites into a nice meringue foam.

To each “adult” cup, add 1/8 cup whiskey.

To each cup, add 1/2 cup foam. Pour a cup of the yolk mixture slowly over the top of the foam… the foam will float to the top of the cup.

Sprinkle with additional nutmeg, if desired.

To serve a crowd, this recipe is easy to double or triple. To serve in a punch bowl, simply add the whiskey and the foam to the yolk mixture and stir it in.

Nollaig Shona Duit!

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Irish Eggnog is a great treat for holiday gatherings or a quiet Yuletide by the fire.

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9 Responses to Irish Eggnog for Christmas

  1. Anna says:

    So, is that a half cup of whiskey?

    • onceuponatimeinabedofwildflowers says:

      Yes — if you have four adults!

      We always add the whiskey to each individual serving — since we have kids who, obviously, don’t get to have any whiskey.

      (Honestly, if I was making it for all adults it would be a pretty fat half-cup of whiskey! 😉 )

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  3. Hi Christine,
    Growing up with a wonderfully happy, ever smiling mama, our holidays were large, noisy and included all of the traditional foods and festivities of the season. That meant rich, creamy, well-spiked eggnog. This was the one time of the year when we children got to drink alcohol–and boy what fun that was for us. So your joyful recipe for Irish Eggnog brings back fond memories of family members–long since gone–but still in my heart. Thank you for sharing this at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop. I appreciate your spirit.

  4. Wow!!! Never heard of this, but when I saw it on Mostly Homemade Mondays I had to have a look, hmm where to pin it? Join us for Real Food Fridays, and bring your recipe.

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