Eggnog is an absolute Christmas classic, with or without alcohol. And, this one has a twist of caramel. Made from scratch, this homemade caramel eggnog has the perfect balance of rich, creamy, frosty, and sweet.
Whisk continuously until sugar has melted - remove from heat and back on the stand.
Whip the egg whites until soft peaks.
Gently fold the whipped eggs into the cooled eggnog mixture
Return to the fridge to chill completely.
Using a spoon smear caramel sauce around the inside of the glass
Brush the rim of the glass with caramel and dip it in the brown sugar. Do this to all glasses.
Pour eggnog into each glass. (you can also top it with a whipped cream swirl)
Sprinkle with more cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg.
Warm or chilled - I have had both a well-chilled glass of eggnog as well as a warm spiced-eggnog on a cold Christmas night. It's hard for me to pick between the two.
Spiked or not spiked - there is a right time and place for spiked eggnog. I remember ten years ago when eggnog wasn't eggnog if I didn't add the alcohol in there. These days, it's usually not spiked, so the whole family can have the same drink. But Again if you have friends over - go ahead and add some liquor. It's an experience you will enjoy. (makes Christmas even better)
Cook or uncooked - This is always a controversy. I remember when my grandmother made eggnog she didn't cook it. Back in those days, they weren't afraid of raw eggs, but these days we can't think of drinking uncooked eggs. For me, it's always cooked eggnog. My mom did the same.
Fresh or fermented - Keeping the eggnog overnight to me is the best way to go. First, it makes it chilled, and we all love a well-chilled glass of eggnog. The other is that keeping the eggnog overnight helps mellow down the flavor of the alcohol. It's softer and smoother on the palette. I remember my grandmother's excuse for uncooked eggnog was that when kept overnight the strong alcohol cooked the eggs and also kills all the bacteria in there.
Dairy or non-dairy - Traditionally, eggnog is made with milk and cream, but you can make it with almond milk, coconut milk and use coconut whipped cream. In fact, one of my absolute favorites eggnog cocktail among friends was my tropical eggnog - It used coconut milk, pineapple juice, and coconut cream with Malibu.
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