The other day I was shopping in a membership warehouse type of store with my family. In true boy-mom fashion I separated from my husband and kids in hopes of having 15 minutes of peace to shop in the store and pick up what I needed without interruption while my husband and kids made their rounds around the store playing with toys and checking out the free samples of food.
My 15 minutes was nearly to an end when my youngest son came running over to me, “Mom, I just tried eggnog and I love it,” he says. “You must try to make it at home.” Now, I have to tell you, I paused for a minute and thought to myself, “Who would give a kid eggnog?” Yes, it’s true. Despite being an intelligent woman, in true #GGG fashion, my mind immediately thought of spiked eggnog and not the alcohol-free kind. Truthfully, it never occurred to me to make non-alcoholic eggnog. I come from a family where Coquito is made with pride and the stronger, the better.
Days later after his first taste my youngest was still asking for eggnog so I knew I wasn’t going to get out of it and had to make him a batch and make it soon. So, off the kitchen I went to try and make a kid-friendly batch of eggnog. My son is a huge candy cane and peppermint fan so I decided to work off of those flavors and make Candy Cane Eggnog. It was truly perfect timing because I am partnering with Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs and their Dozen Day of Nog Event.
At first taste my little guy was happier than ever. He loved his specially made Candy Cane Eggnog and I was happy with peace of mind knowing he was drinking eggnog made with Safest Choice Eggs. Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs are perfect for: sunny side up eggs, poached eggs, soft scrambled eggs, omelets, Tiramisu, Caesar salad dressing, Hollandaise sauce, mousse, homemade mayonnaise, homemade ice cream…and licking the spoon when you bake. For information on raw eggs, visit www.SafeEggs.com/eggs/raw-eggs.
- 3 Eggs
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 1/4 c Sugar
- 1/2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 tsp Peppermint Extract
- 2 c Milk
- 3 Candy Canes
- Honey or Karo syrup to rim glass
- In a large saucepan, whisk together eggs, egg yolk, sugar, vanilla and peppermint extract. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Pour milk into saucepan and whisk into the mixture. Turn up the heat and cook until thick (eggnog will coat the back of a spoon).Remove from heat and let cool (or place in the refrigerator to speed up the process). For candy cane rim place 2 candy canes in a plastic bag and crush using a rolling pin. Place the crushed candy canes into a deep bowl or onto a plate. Rim your glass with honey or Karo syrup and dip your glass into crushed candy canes to rim glass. Pour eggnog into glass and garnish using a whole candy cane. As candy cane seeps into eggnog the eggnog will take on a soft pink hue.
I hope you enjoy my Candy Cane Eggnog. But don’t think I’ve gone soft on you. I will be using this Candy Cane Eggnog as a base for a Candy Cane Eggnog Shooters (stay tuned for that).
I collaborated with Safest Choice Eggs as one of their “Dozen Days of Nog” bloggers. This is a sponsored campaign but the recipe and all opinions are my own.
This post was written by food blogger Linda Arceo for Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps. All rights reserved.