FESTIVE RECIPE: How to make Eggnog

Eggnog Recipe

One for the adults, this alcoholic beverage is highly popular around this time of year (although a rather acquired taste!). Here’s one we picked from Tesco Real Food for those of you with a sweet tooth, craving a drink that makes you feel warm and fuzzy!

Cooking Time: Preparation time 3 hrs (chilling) 10 mins, cooking time 10 mins

Serves: 6-8, easy


3 egg yolks 

75g golden caster sugar 

800ml (1 1/4 pints) whole milk

1 tsp vanilla extract or 1 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped

2 cinnamon sticks, plus extra to serve

150ml (1/4 pint) rum or brandy

200ml (1/3 pint) whipping cream

Pinch of ground cinnamon or freshly grated nutmeg, to serve

Equipment Needed: Whisk, bowl, saucepan, wooden spoon

Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until well combined. Pour the milk into a saucepan, add the vanilla pod or extract and cinnamon sticks, place over a medium low heat and bring just to the boil.

Pour the hot milk over the egg and sugar mix and whisk well. Pour back into the cleaned out pan, place over a low medium heat and stir constantly until thickened slightly.

Remove from the heat and stir in the rum or brandy, set aside to cool for approximately 20-25 minutes and then chill for at least 3 hours.

Once cool, whisk the cream and fold into the mixture.

Fill 6-8 glasses with ice and pour over the eggnog. Sprinkle with a little ground cinnamon or a grating of fresh nutmeg and decorate each glass with a cinnamon stick.