This is the season for egg nog! And homemade egg nog is a wonderful thing so long as you are careful with your ingredients. Most recipes use white sugar, but of course we use maple syrup to sweeten our nog. Here is a recipe Riva posted on her blog a couple of years ago (a two-part blog post, Part I and Part II here if you are interested!):
- 3 cups egg yolks (pastured eggs from a farmer you trust please!)
- 1/2 c cream
- 1/2 c milk
- 1/8 - 1/4 c maple syrup
- 3 egg whites, beaten just until soft and holding together and garnish on top (Travis doesn't like this, but James does)
- freshly ground nutmeg
This recipe did not make a very thick nog, so you could try adding some white sugar to thicken it up. We also recently found a recipe on the Prairie Homestead blog that we'll be trying at Christmas, then we'll report back!
Go forth and nog, and let us know if you find the best recipe ever!