There are hundreds of recipes for Christmas sweets online, but people hardly stop to consider whipping up a batch of homemade eggnog for the holidays.
The creamy, spice-infused dessert is usually purchased from the grocery store. However according to mixologists at Triple B’s Natural Juices, making this drink at home is far more satisfying and fun than just picking it up on a grocery run.
In an interview at their Blue-Hill Road south residence, co-owner Easternee Williams explained that the joy of working with another person to create a beverage with flavors to match the season, is what makes it worth the effort.
“It has to be a process where two or more are willing to work together to make it work.
“You can have a dream but if you don’t have somebody in on it who is gonna push you and motivate you.. the dream will crash” she said.
And co-owner Barrington Bethel added that people can do it as a holiday activity with friends and family.
“It’s something that parents can do with their children and I think another point to note is the satisfaction you get when you actually taste the results of your labor.
“So once you have someone to sample it and they say ‘Oh this is very nice’ that gives you some confidence and satisfaction knowing that you have a high quality product.”
Making eggnog may seem a little intimidating at first, but spending time with loved ones and creating precious memories together at Christmastime is the greatest treat during the holidays.
3 cups (710 ml) whole milk
1 1/2 tsp (6g) vanilla extract or 1/2 vanilla bean
6 egg yolks
1 cup (220g) sugar
1 tsp (3g) cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp (4g) ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cups (354ml) heavy cream
1/4 cup (60ml) rum, brandy, or cognac
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