Eggnog Day comes on December 24 of Every year. It is otherwise known as Milk Punch or Egg Milk Punch. Eggnog is a famous drink in the United States of America during holidays. Whether buying from the stores for the whole family or made by your own Eggnog is a staple drink during the Christmas season. Eggnog is a chilled, sweetened, rich and cream diary based Beverage. It is made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg, and sometimes they add distilled spirits such as rum, brandy or bourbon.
History of Eggnog Day
The first time the term “Eggnog” was first mentioned in a poem written by Philologist Jonathan Boucher and clergyman. Unfortunately, the poem is not published until 30years after the death of Jonathan Boucher. The lines of the poem went like this,
“Fog-drams in the morn, or better Still Eggnog. At night hot-suppings, and at mid-day Grogg. My palate can regale.”
On March 26th, 1788 the term “Eggnog” was printed in New-Jersey Journal. It refers to the young man drinking the Eggnog. There is a debate about the origin of Eggnog. Some believe that it is originated from East Anglia, England and some think that it came as a Medieval European beverage made with milk. The milk curdled up when mixed with wine or ale and then flavoured with spices.
How to make Eggnog
- Cups of milk.
- 1/2 Teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- One teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
- 12 Egg Yolks.
- 1 1/2 Cups of sugar.
- 2 1/2 Cups of light rum.
- 4 Cups of light cream.
- 1/2 Teaspoon of ground nutmeg.
Method to make Eggnog:
- In a Saucepan combine milk, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and cloves.
- And heat the mixture at a lower setting for nearly five minutes.
- Slowly bring the milk mixture to boil.
- Then take a large bowl and mix egg yolks and sugar. Whisk them until they are fluffy.
- Then whisk the hot mixture into the eggs and pour that mixture into the Saucepan.
- Stir them at medium heat for nearly three minutes. Be careful of not allowing mixture to boil.
- And then strain to remove cloves and let them chill for an hour.
- Stir them in rum with cream, two teaspoons of vanilla and nutmeg. And the Refrigerate them overnight before serving.
How to celebrate Eggnog Day
Celebrating Eggnog Day is quite simple and easy to remember. Gather the full family and enjoy with a glass or two of Eggnog whether you buy from the store or made by your own. You can use #EggnogDay to post on social media.
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