Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time for eggnog. You know, the creamy holiday drink that is the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter night? Why not forego that store-bought version and try homemade eggnog?
Eggnog is a drink that has been around for centuries. It was first made in England, where it was called “egg-flip.” The English settlers brought it to America, where they changed the name from egg-flip to eggnog.
There are many different ways to make this delicious beverage. The recipe below is a classic, traditional recipe for eggnog. It calls for cream and milk to make the drink extra creamy and smooth. You can also add alcohol to give it an extra kick.
Eggnog is great served hot or cold, depending on your tastes. It can be served as a dessert drink at parties or enjoyed by itself as an after-dinner drink.
For those of you who’d like to give homemade eggnog a try, this recipe is a terrific place to start. It’s very easy to prepare, and in addition to the steps illustrated here, you probably have many of its ingredients on hand. Then all that’s necessary is to pour and enjoy!
Homemade eggnog is a fun holiday treat with our easy eggnog recipe. None of the fillers of the store-bought stuff — just cream, sugar, eggs, and spices. Enjoy it spiked or without alcohol for a kid-friendly version.
8 egg yolks
1 C white sugar
1 1/2 C whole milk
1/2 c evaporated milk
1 c heavy cream
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 C bourbon or rum (optional)
In a large bowl, use a whisk or stand mixer to beat egg yolks and sugar until they become pale and fluffy.
Combine the milks, cream, spices, and vanilla in a heavy bottom pot. Stir well. Move to the stovetop and slowly heat on low heat for about 9 minutes. Until the milk mixture is hot but not boiling.
Add the milk mixture slowly to the egg mixture. Whisking as you go. Once the mixtures have been completely incorporated. Place on stove and heat on low. Stir constantly until the mixture reaches 160 degrees.
Pour in a freeze-safe pitcher and let cool for 2 hours.
Remove from the freezer and add your alcohol; shake or stir well. Serve immediately.
Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days.
Omit alcohol for a kid-friendly version.
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To make your very own pumpkin martini at home, follow these simple steps:
Using two saucers, add crushed graham crackers to one and maple syrup to the other.
Next, rim your glass in the maple syrup, then graham crackers well.
Add vodka, heavy cream, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract to a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes.
Shake vigorously until well chilled, about 30 seconds to 1 minute (your hands will get cold!).
Strain into a martini glass and garnish with whipped cream, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon stick (optional).
But what if you don’t like pumpkin? Or, if you do like it, how can you make this seasonal cocktail even better? We’ve got the perfect solution: substitute apple cider for the pumpkin purée and top it with an apple slice.
It’s important to note that if you don’t drink alcohol, you can still enjoy this drink! To make it alcohol-free, use non-alcoholic vanilla syrup instead of vodka. This will give it the same flavor without the buzz.
We hope that this guide will help you make and enjoy your very own pumpkin martini in time for Halloween. If you try it out, be sure to send us a pic of how it turned out. We would love to feature your creations! Be Well-Omniley
Looking for a conversation starter and crowd pleaser? Prosecco Popsicles
We have finally opened our pool and I am trying to enjoy it every weekend. I decided to have a tasty cocktail on hand while floating in the pool. I ended up getting a floating tray, so everyone in the pool could have access to their cocktail at all times without leaving the pool.
Season Greetings. I hope you are in the final stretch of your Christmas shopping and decorating. This year it is very difficult to locate ornaments for my final two trees. I’m hoping this is a sign that everyone is enjoying the season by decorating. Traditions are very important to my family so today I decided to share my Holiday Milk Punch with you. I normally make this cocktail at least once during the holiday season. I love a creamy cocktail and this one checks all the boxes of richness and creaminess.
One of the key ingredients in classic milk punch is bourbon. I have grown quite fond of bourbon lately and I enjoy trying new varieties. Today’s cocktail features Jefferson’s Reserve bourbon.
As I stated early this cocktail has become a tradition of mine for the holidays and this is the first time I’ve made it in a single serving and I realized I should have been all along. It keeps the favorite profile and all the nutty and woody hints remain intact.
I hope this post brings you a little holiday cheer. If you decide to try the recipe please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Be Well-Omniley
Greetings! I hope this post finds you well! ‘Tis the season to be Jolly. Hopefully, by now you have your Christmas tree up, if not I’m not judging. In our home, we are on tree number three and I think it’s going to take all of us to decorate this one. I’m so grateful for my son he held a tree for me at work and was so adamant about me seeing it immediately. Once I laid eyes on it it was at that point I knew he knew my style to the tee. I was one proud momma. I was unique in its own special way and seems as if it would fit in the spot perfectly. Once they loaded it in the truck I started to think it wouldn’t fit through the door. I dare not tell him; thankful to God it fits perfect.
Typically we try to decorate the main tree together while watching a movie and drinking hot chocolate, but the cooler weather disappeared so today I’m going for Frozen Hot Chocolate. I know an oxymoron right…
While if you’ve ever watched Hallmark Christmas movies you would get it! Last week I tested a recipe out to see what all the talk was about and you can guess it was so delicious. So I’m happy to share my spin on frozen hot chocolate.
I hope you enjoyed today’s recipe, and as always thank you for following me on my journey. Where would I be without you… Please leave me a like, comment, or you can even share the recipe on Facebook or Pinterest. Happy Holidays-Omniley
1. Chopped to chocolate and place in microwave(reserve a small piece if you will be shaving for topping); check every 20 second increments. Once melted stir in sugar, then hot chocolate. Let cool for 1 minute, then add 1/2 cup of milk and mix well.
Place ice, remaining milk, bourbon(optional), and chocolate mixture in blender. Pulse 4-5 times until you have the consistency you like.
Serve immediately and top with topping of your choice.
What is a celebration without a signature punch? I was in the mood for a cocktail a few days ago and ended up coming up with a Spoo-tackular drink. If you know my husband and I…you know we love a good Old Fashioned. I added pumpkin butter to my traditional Old Fashioned recipe and I also substituted apple cider for the simple sugar and this ended up being the perfect spin for a traditional fall cocktail. This drink is perfect to serve at any gathering for the fall. It would be an exciting punch to make with kids for sure. Happy Drinking-Omniley
Greetings! I made this margarita last weekend and when my husband said it was the best drink he has had next to the Blood Orange Old Fashioned with Whistlepig and Luxardo cherries from Stabs you know I had to share the recipe with you.
I’m typically a fruity and cute drink lover and he is totally the opposite. Oh but with this drink our flavor profiles finally aligned. The hints of watermelon help calm the jalapeno and tequila, oh but you still know they are there! Trust me.
We haven’t been to a restaurant for take-out or dine-in since March of this year…we have definitely been missing our fancy drinks from some of our favorite mixologists. Since we are still social distancing I will have to continue with the bar duties.
If you aren’t a fan of spicy drinks then you can ditch the jalapeños and they’re just as delicious. Cheers!
RECIPE TIPS: Use fresh watermelon
We used Triple Sec other options are Cointreau, Combier, Pierre Ferrand Curaçao, and Grand Marnier (any orange liqueur)
Can you believe that it’s almost July? My family and I were hoping to be planning a Fourth of July event, but the way things are going we are shooting for Thanksgiving now.
I stumbled upon the perfect coffee concoction and I’m sharing my take on it with you today. My love for coffee started in 2012 when I was sitting in the Baton Rouge Airport en route to Dallas on a 0615 flight. I could barely keep my eyes open and I stopped at PJs coffee and got a small regular coffee…I added the perfect amount of creamer and Splenda and fast forward to 2020 and I’m still perfecting my favorite cup. I went from two-three cups of regular coffee to now maybe one to two cups of decaf every day. If I don’t get my 1st cup I’m by 10 I usually just skip it. I always thought the coffee gave me energy and I have come to realize drinking coffee just makes me feel like I’m grown so decaf using does the trick for me.
I’m not much of a Starbucks person so when I saw the dalgona coffee storming the internet I had to put my Southern spin on it. I’m not sure what my NaNa would say about this one as she liked her coffee strong with a little sugar.
What is Dalgona coffee?
Only three main ingredients — instant coffee, sugar, and hot water — then combine them with a whisk or, better yet, a hand mixer, until the mixture gets thick and, well, fluffy. Pour it over cold or warm milk. Either way, you have a delicious, extra-creamy drink to enjoy.
Why is it called “Dalgona”?
Dalgona coffee gets its name from dalgona, a spongy South Korean coffee candy. Similar to honeycomb toffee candy, dalgona is basically made by melting sugar and stirring in a little bit of baking soda appearing very similar to the pockmarked texture of dalgona coffee foam against the side of a glass.
Because of the prep time I usually on get these once or twice a week, but they are so worth it. If you give it a try be sure to let me know please-Omniley?