Homemade eggnog ice cream is made with fresh ingredients and it doesn’t have a lot of sugar. It’s so simple to make, you will re-think store bought eggnog.
December is national eggnog month and #SundaySupper is celebrating by sharing our best eggnog recipes. When I first read about the #SundaySupper theme for this week I thought this might be one that I would skip. I haven’t had eggnog in years because I didn’t like it enough to go out of my way to buy it or make it.
My father who was a dairy farmer used to make eggnog for us with fresh eggs and milk from the farm when we were young. There was no cooking involved just eggs, sugar, cream and nutmeg mixed up in a blender. It wasn’t one of my favorite holiday treats, that’s for sure. I just couldn’t get past drinking cream and raw eggs, yuk! The nutmeg was the best part. So I thought why don’t I cook the mixture and turn it into ice cream because that sounded like a much better idea.
Before I got to the task of ice cream making, I did a little research just to make sure my father’s way of making eggnog was correct.. While checking on eggnog making, I found interesting tidbits about it. . The tradition of eggnog dates way back to the 18th century. It was a holiday treat for the wealthy because they were the only people that could afford the ingredients. Rum or bourbon was added so that the eggs and milk wouldn’t spoil. In honor of tradition, I added a few ounces of bourbon to my recipe. Now I have a much better way to enjoy eggnog — eggnog ice cream! This might just be my Christmas dessert this year along with cookies.
- 4 egg yolks
- ⅔ cup coconut sugar
- 1½ cups heavy cream
- 1½ cups whole milk
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1½ tablespoons bourbon or rum
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- beat the eggs and sugar together and set aside
- in a saucepan heat the cream, milk and nutmeg occasionally stirring until it starts to boil - remove from heat
- take a small amount of the cream mixture and gradually stir it into the eggs to temper the eggs
- add the egg mixture to the cream and return to heat - cook until mixture reaches 160
- Stir in the bourbon or rum and remove from heat
- Place mixture into a bowl and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours
- Once cool, process the mixture in an ice cream maker
Would you like more eggnog recipes? There are over 25 more below. And many thanks to Christie over at A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting this week!
- Caramel Bottom Eggnog Cheesecake by Botton Left of Mitten
- Chocolate Eggnog Poke Cake by Crazed Mom
- Eggnog Bread Pudding with Warm Whiskey Sauce by The Crumby Cupcake
- Eggnog Bundt Cake by The Chef Next Door
- Eggnog Macarons by Baking Sense
- Eggnog Macaroons by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Eggnog Pie by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Gingerbread Bars with Eggnog Frosting by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Layered Gingerbread Cake with Eggnog Frosting by The Freshman Cook
- Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes by Authentically Candace
- Coconut Milk Eggnog by A Mind “Full” Mom
- Eggnog Coffee Frappe by And She Cooks
- Gingerbread Eggnog Latte by Palatable Pastime
- Spiked Eggnog Hot White Cocoa by The Weekend Gourmet
- Traditional Homemade Eggnog by The Redhead Baker
Breakfast and Breakfast Pastries
- Baked Eggnog Donuts by Life Tastes Good
- Coconut Eggnog Overnight Oats (with homemade eggnog) by Caroline’s Cooking
- Cranberry Eggnog Scones by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Eggnog Pancakes with Cranberry Syrup by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Eggnog Scones by Feeding Big
- Craig Claiborne’s Eggnog Mousse by Food Lust People Love
- Easy Eggnog Fudge by Sunday Supper Movement
- Eggnog Crème Anglaise by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Eggnog Panna Cotta with Cinnamon Whipped Cream by Tramplingrose
- Eggnog Pudding Parfaits by Pies and Plots
- Healthy Eggnog Rice Pudding by Cricket’s Confections
- Homemade Eggnog Ice Cream by Simple and Savory
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