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Christmas eggnog recipe -- a deliciously kitsch holiday tradition

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Nothing says "kitsch holiday bash" like a nice glass of eggnog. It has been a holiday staple since the creation of the British drink termed "posset", which is a milky alcohol based drink created back when ravaging Normans roamed Britain. "Eggnog" is derived from the primary ingredient of this concoction and "nog", which is traditionally used to describe any drink involving a strong alcoholic base.

While there are commercial eggnog options available at the local supermarket, this is an easy drink to prepare at home when your distant cousins announce their impending descent upon your home this holiday season.

Get out your best punchbowl and mix up a batch!

24 December is Eggnog Day!

A traditional Christmas eggnog recipe

christmas eggnog Serves: 6.
Prep Time: 15 minutes plus chilling.
Total Time: Overnight.

Ingredients

Instructions

In a small saucepan, combine milk, spices, and vanilla over low heat until just simmering.

In a large mixing bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar until the mixture is pale and frothy.

Temper the egg mixture with the hot milk mixture, whisking until just combined.

Return the mixture to the saucepan and heat until it thickens (160 degrees F).

Once thickened, remove the saucepan from heat. Stir in the heavy cream and alcohol. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

Serve topped with whipped cream and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon.

Note: This recipe can be doubled if needed.

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