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Is there a way to get my egg nog fix for the holidays?

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Created November 09, 2010 at 1:28 AM

So, i noticed today that they are selling egg nog at the grocery store. I have a bit of an addiction to egg nog and was wondering if there was a way to get my fix without straying from the path. Any ideas?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on December 19, 2011
at 12:15 AM

Bummer schmummer- just use the one you want!

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on December 16, 2011
at 06:52 PM

Sounds really good!

79085325969c93fe85d45433424c806f

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on December 16, 2011
at 06:05 PM

Pumpkin egg nog is also pretty tasty!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on December 16, 2011
at 04:47 PM

I may have to make this......cause I dont do eggnog any longer and I love the stuff at Xmas. plus one for the idea.

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

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on December 16, 2011
at 04:46 PM

Almond milk might work if you added some extra fat to the mix.

61852721b5ff3613f56f043fe890a679

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on November 27, 2010
at 11:02 PM

no personal experience. however, courtesy a thing called google, i found this: http://dairyfreecooking.about.com/od/dessertsbeverages/r/dairyfrecochito.htm

62482b6c46233690c88915dd43003546

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on November 23, 2010
at 04:15 PM

Any tips on modifying a traditional coquito recipe to use nothing but coconut milk and cream for someone who only creates messes when experimenting in the kitchen? Can I use the So Delicious Coconut Milk?

6de0fd2b127bfd5cfb09a7ccdf77c56c

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on November 11, 2010
at 04:03 PM

Update... http://www.eco-proper.com/2010/11/primal-eggnog-update.html

02736efa3fda31740e8890eed0cb663d

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on November 09, 2010
at 11:48 PM

Making your own eggnog is super easy. Cream, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon, sweetener- mix.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 09, 2010
at 06:20 PM

Just for once use some bee juice!

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on November 09, 2010
at 06:08 PM

yes! most delicious thing ever. puerto ricans have the lock down on my favorite decadent cocktails--this, pina coladas (which i make with just fresh pineapple, high fat coconut milk and rum), and more. when i was living there for a little while, we just grabbed whatever citrus fruit was overhanging (since something was always in reach), cut it with a machete, squeezed it into a glass and mixed with rum.

95601768ec9cb75cc3a9cbcd2271ed14

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on November 09, 2010
at 05:59 PM

this is pretty much exactly the egg nog my family makes--a bowl of alcohol enriched for the grownups and a virgin bowl for the kids. commercial egg nog has always tasted foul to me--kind of like if you scraped bubblegum off the bottoms of tables and mixed it with nutmeg and put it into a mcdonalds milkshake (same weird constancy.) this, however, is yummy and i look forward to some!

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on November 09, 2010
at 02:10 PM

Commercial eggnog is unfathomable. That it has dairy in it seems to be the only resemblance.

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on November 09, 2010
at 05:35 AM

Grandma's pumpkin pie is better.

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on November 09, 2010
at 03:50 AM

Heh - since I've been pregnant and/or nursing much of the last couple of years, don't happen to have a lot of rum on hand. For me, egg nog's main pleasure is the decadent creaminess and the hit of nutmeg, and so those bases are covered. Though I wouldn't be opposed to trying it with rum and egg added if I knew that it also wasn't prepared with sugar!

D738a5b2a67f3c36518a2ac9f32d27af

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on November 09, 2010
at 03:49 AM

Ditto on the maple syrup idea. Though commerical eggnog is disgusting. Tell me, is it really all about the rum? I should try making the real stuff sometime. Wasn't there a recipe in one of the Little House on the Prairie books?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 09, 2010
at 03:31 AM

Where's the egg and rum in your nog?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 09, 2010
at 03:29 AM

Where's the egg in your nog?

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

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on November 09, 2010
at 02:18 AM

You can try it, but almond milk may turn out to be too thin in texture to make a decent eggnog with.

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on November 09, 2010
at 02:11 AM

Thank you. It's worth a try. I wonder if I could substitute almond milk instead....

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at 01:45 AM

Upvote for mom's pumpkin pie.

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on November 09, 2010
at 01:40 AM

In my humble opinion....have a glass or six. It's the holidays. I won't get through Thanksgiving without a piece of my mom's pumpkin pie. I'm not going to worry about it.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on November 09, 2010
at 01:45 AM

Upvote for mom's pumpkin pie.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on November 09, 2010
at 05:35 AM

Grandma's pumpkin pie is better.

79085325969c93fe85d45433424c806f

(75)

on December 16, 2011
at 06:05 PM

Pumpkin egg nog is also pretty tasty!

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61852721b5ff3613f56f043fe890a679

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on November 09, 2010
at 06:46 AM

you are all crazy.

the only thing you need to do is get some puerto rican friends to make you some COQUITO, which is the bestest best holiday drink ever.

yes, it's sometimes called "coconut eggnog," but it is in another league from eggnog. another universe. it's in a galaxy of deliciousness far, far away. eggnog dreams of being coquito when it grows up.

95601768ec9cb75cc3a9cbcd2271ed14

(2206)

on November 09, 2010
at 06:08 PM

yes! most delicious thing ever. puerto ricans have the lock down on my favorite decadent cocktails--this, pina coladas (which i make with just fresh pineapple, high fat coconut milk and rum), and more. when i was living there for a little while, we just grabbed whatever citrus fruit was overhanging (since something was always in reach), cut it with a machete, squeezed it into a glass and mixed with rum.

62482b6c46233690c88915dd43003546

(75)

on November 23, 2010
at 04:15 PM

Any tips on modifying a traditional coquito recipe to use nothing but coconut milk and cream for someone who only creates messes when experimenting in the kitchen? Can I use the So Delicious Coconut Milk?

61852721b5ff3613f56f043fe890a679

(1172)

on November 27, 2010
at 11:02 PM

no personal experience. however, courtesy a thing called google, i found this: http://dairyfreecooking.about.com/od/dessertsbeverages/r/dairyfrecochito.htm

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on December 16, 2011
at 04:47 PM

I may have to make this......cause I dont do eggnog any longer and I love the stuff at Xmas. plus one for the idea.

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6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

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on November 09, 2010
at 02:00 AM

I haven't tried this yet, but here's a coconut eggnog recipe that substitutes coconut milk for the dairy and has less sugar than traditional eggnog. You could also swap out the sugar with your favorite sweetener.

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

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on November 09, 2010
at 02:18 AM

You can try it, but almond milk may turn out to be too thin in texture to make a decent eggnog with.

Ddb0e3a41f15d69d30677339ccf9c7b6

(513)

on November 09, 2010
at 02:11 AM

Thank you. It's worth a try. I wonder if I could substitute almond milk instead....

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

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on December 16, 2011
at 04:46 PM

Almond milk might work if you added some extra fat to the mix.

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D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

on November 09, 2010
at 02:03 PM

From The American Woman's Cookbook:

Eggnog, Southern:

4 eggs, separated [Beat whites until stiff.]

1/2 cup whipping cream [Whip until stiff.]

4 Tablespoons brandy or whisky [or rum].

3 Tablespoons powdered sugar


Beat the yolks till thick and lemon colored.

Slowly beat in the brandy and sugar.

Fold in the stiffly beaten whites and the whipped cream.

This must be eaten with a spoon.


By not whipping the egg whites or the cream, the mixture would be a thick liquid and is probably the eggnog I remember from the 1950s and early 1960s.


Here is a link to that recipe in the cookbook, page 757:

http://www.archive.org/stream/americwomanscook00delirich#page/756/mode/2up


There is another recipe for eggnog on the page which calls for beaten egg whites and milk, just below the one for Southern eggnog,

and also one for children on page 648.


When I was young, the children got eggnog made with cream, milk, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla.

ETA: One could substitute a "tea" made from stevia leaves for the sugar, or simply leave it out.

Hope these are of use to you.

95601768ec9cb75cc3a9cbcd2271ed14

(2206)

on November 09, 2010
at 05:59 PM

this is pretty much exactly the egg nog my family makes--a bowl of alcohol enriched for the grownups and a virgin bowl for the kids. commercial egg nog has always tasted foul to me--kind of like if you scraped bubblegum off the bottoms of tables and mixed it with nutmeg and put it into a mcdonalds milkshake (same weird constancy.) this, however, is yummy and i look forward to some!

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8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

on December 18, 2011
at 11:58 PM

I couldn't stand commercial egg nog but now I love this homemade version:

2 cups cow, goat (preferably pastured or raw), or coconut milk 3 fresh egg yolks 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 Teaspoon Orange Blossom Water or Orange Oil Sprinkle of Cinnamon 1 Tablespoon Sugar 1/4 cup coconut kefir/water kefir or 1 opened capsule of powdered probiotic Makes 2 servings.

Mix in blender about a min.

1
2d2b525eec7ddb30a61fed50733b8f48

on December 16, 2011
at 04:39 PM

I have a paleo eggnog recipe that is really nice. My kids love it as well, which is a big plus for me who's always trying to get extra protein into them. Give it a try and let me know what you think. http://angiessuburbanoasis.blogspot.com/2011/12/paleoprimal-eggnog.html

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on December 16, 2011
at 06:52 PM

Sounds really good!

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16846467115e18d283565a19c374ee07

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on November 09, 2010
at 01:32 PM

Unless you're particularly sensitive to dairy, I wouldn't worry about it! Enjoy the holidays! Sometimes, though make it few and far between, you have to treat yourself. The truth is that as much as we would like to be cavemen and cavewomen, we live in a world where delicious things like pies, eggnog, fried chicken, and pizza exist. So why not treat yourself just a tad? Measure out the pros and cons of a single cheat and enjoy yourself.

Also, coquito, IS delicious. It's the only reason I keep my puerto rican friends around (not really, but it's certainly up there haha)

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02736efa3fda31740e8890eed0cb663d

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on November 09, 2010
at 02:52 AM

Seems like, unless you have a problem with dairy, eggnog is not a huge problem as once-a-year cheats go. You could obviously make it with less sugar, or put some real maple syrup (that would probably be tasty), but even with regular sugar you'd probably be fine- as long as you're just doing it for the holidays.

D738a5b2a67f3c36518a2ac9f32d27af

(821)

on November 09, 2010
at 03:49 AM

Ditto on the maple syrup idea. Though commerical eggnog is disgusting. Tell me, is it really all about the rum? I should try making the real stuff sometime. Wasn't there a recipe in one of the Little House on the Prairie books?

02736efa3fda31740e8890eed0cb663d

(1813)

on November 09, 2010
at 11:48 PM

Making your own eggnog is super easy. Cream, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon, sweetener- mix.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18696)

on November 09, 2010
at 02:10 PM

Commercial eggnog is unfathomable. That it has dairy in it seems to be the only resemblance.

0
D55b8c8cb2aecbc43607f947a4793208

on December 16, 2011
at 05:06 PM

Vanilla protein powder shaken with hwc, rum, a sprinkle of nutmeg and crushed ice solves my jones for eggnog.

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164ed7cd8d84c926bc66f366619bf853

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on December 16, 2011
at 04:55 PM

I have seen at my local grocer coconut milk eggnog. I'm sure not as great as the real deal, but it's an option... along w/the soy eggnog, the almond milk eggnog... etc.
I'd stick w/one of the real recipes others have listed above... It's the holidays, relax, enjoy. :)

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on December 16, 2011
at 04:50 PM

If you make a cooked eggnog you will get more texture, whatever liquid you mix the eggs with. I use a mixture of cream and water, but coconut milk or other milk substitutes would also work. More fat = better creaminess. I made a batch last week using a little honey and stevia extract and my friends practically fought over the last of the batch.

And I agree - it's all about the vanilla and nutmeg anyway.

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on December 16, 2011
at 04:47 PM

If you are ok with dairy, Strauss has a decent one that I saw at Whole Foods, but I think they use homogenized whole milk for this (not their "Cream Top"), which is a bummer.

scroll to the bottom of the page: http://www.strausfamilycreamery.com/?title=cream-top%20milk

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on December 19, 2011
at 12:15 AM

Bummer schmummer- just use the one you want!

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6de0fd2b127bfd5cfb09a7ccdf77c56c

on November 09, 2010
at 07:01 AM

The way to get your fix is to make it yourself. Check out this recipe for primal nog...

http://www.eco-proper.com/2010/10/primal-eggnog.html

6de0fd2b127bfd5cfb09a7ccdf77c56c

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on November 11, 2010
at 04:03 PM

Update... http://www.eco-proper.com/2010/11/primal-eggnog-update.html

0
D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on November 09, 2010
at 02:51 AM

Try an ounce or two of heavy cream sprinkled with nutmeg. Very satisfying, and if you're used to the natural sweetness of dairy, not far off from the real thing at all!

If that's too much, you can also add a splash of whole milk or half & half to the cream before the nutmeg sprinkling.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 09, 2010
at 03:29 AM

Where's the egg in your nog?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 09, 2010
at 03:31 AM

Where's the egg and rum in your nog?

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on November 09, 2010
at 03:50 AM

Heh - since I've been pregnant and/or nursing much of the last couple of years, don't happen to have a lot of rum on hand. For me, egg nog's main pleasure is the decadent creaminess and the hit of nutmeg, and so those bases are covered. Though I wouldn't be opposed to trying it with rum and egg added if I knew that it also wasn't prepared with sugar!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 09, 2010
at 06:20 PM

Just for once use some bee juice!

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