For a lighter, less eggy, eggnog, look no further than this Almost Eggless Eggnog. It’s a breeze to make and very tasty.
I have a love-hate relationship with eggnog. I love the flavor but I don’t like the thick texture, especially from store-bought eggnog. A few years ago, I made it from scratch with all the eggs and I was kind of grossed out. Seriously, I have a thing about raw eggs so you will never see me eating runny eggs of any kind. That left me with the dilemma of making eggnog that I would actually like.
I like the flavor of eggnog so much that I make Eggnog Fudge and Eggnog French Toast and a spicy pancake mix so I can celebrate the flavor throughout the year.
Nutmeg for Almost Eggless Eggnog
The predominant flavor in eggnog is nutmeg. You might be used to the ground nutmeg that comes in a bottle and has probably been sitting in your spice rack for ages and tastes like wood shavings. Nutmeg is the seed of the nutmeg fruit and mace is the lacy covering on the seed. The seeds should be ground using a nutmeg grinder or Microplane. Since the flavor is so important, it’s best to get the best nutmeg you can, and I recommend Penzey’s for the most flavor.
A long time ago, I found a rather strange-looking blender at a resale shop, and since my blender was on the fritz, I bought it. It’s the best blender I have ever had. Yes, they are normally expensive, but very well worth it. The best part about a Margaritaville blender is it shaves the ice before putting it into the carafe. I use mine to blend drinks like almost eggless eggnog, smoothies, and soup. You can’t go wrong.
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- Mise en place.
- If you are using a Margaritaville blender, put the ice in the top of the blender, then put the carafe in the bottom. Shave the ice first then mix it in with the liquid in the carafe.
- 2 cups Cream, 2 cups Milk, 1 Egg, 1 tablespoon Nutmeg, 1 teaspoon Vanilla, 1/4 cup Sugar, 1 cup crushed iceIf you are using a regular blender, put all the ingredients in the blender and blend it for 10 to 20 seconds. Add ice when the mixture is done.
- 1 teaspoon cinnamonServe in small glasses, with brandy or other alcohol for the adults. Dust the top with ground cinnamon.