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Redneck eggnog will be the most delicious you’ll ever drink. We had some friends several years ago share the recipe for French Eggnog with us at a weekend retreat. It was a hit with everyone. Since then, it has become a must every year at our house, although it has had some “redneck” adjustments!
What are the origins of Eggnog?
Somewhere around the 13th century in medieval Britain “posset,” a hot, milky, ale-like drink was discovered. It’s still debated by culinary historians. It was originally served with figs and eggs, and favored by the monks. By the 18th century it’s name was stuck, “eggnog.”
Does Redneck Eggnog have alcohol?
Redneck Eggnog does… Quite a good amount. In fact that is how the egg yolks will actually be cooked. This will make them safe to ingest without conventional cooking. I personally have never been a fan of eggnog until I was introduced to this recipe. After I took the regular bourbon out and went with the honey blend, let me just say it is one of the highlights of the season.
Spices in Redneck Nog
Spices in redneck eggnog are virtually nonexistent. I am not a fan of nutmeg…AT ALL. Never have been, don’t think I ever will be. I figured out why I had always hated eggnog – nutmeg! Now, that I make my own, well I probably like it better than I should. This is because redneck eggnog is the most delicious you’ll ever drink.
When does Redneck Eggnog get made?
Well, at least once to three times a holiday season. When we have our annual holiday baking day, it has been known to make an appearance by the time we are done with coffee and on phase 2 or 3 while we are pulling goodies out of the oven or plating for delivery. We have several parties that we attend or host with groups of friends and this is a request by my son in law every year. If I make enough I try to stash an extra glass to ring in the new year with, after my glass of bubbly.
Creamy, rich, delicious eggnog that will be the hit of the Christmas season!
- 6 Eggs Separated
- 1/2 Gallon Milk
- 1/2 Gallon Vanilla Ice Cream Set out to soften
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Cinnamon Optional – I do use (probably less than 1 tsp.)
- 1 tsp Nutmeg Optional – I DO NOT use
- 1 c. Honey Bourbon American Honey / Evan Williams Honey
- 1/2 c. Coconut Rum Parrot Bay / Burnett's
- 1/2 c. Sugar
Place the egg whites in the fridge. Small mixing bowl – stir the yolks thoroughly until smooth. Slowly add alcohol while stirring.* Set aside for 15-20 minutes to thicken.
Structure of the Eggnog
Large mixing bowl add milk, and sugar mix till dissolved. Add softened ice cream. Beat until smooth. Slowly add egg yolk mixture while stirring/mixing constantly. Add vanilla and stir. Top by sprinkling spices on top when finished.
Use the cold egg whites. Put them in a mixing bowl, beat until stiff. fold into the mixture.
* If you add alcohol to quickly it will cook the eggs too quickly and it will leave pieces of cooked egg in your mixture. So go slow and stir constantly.
** I have never used the egg whites in my Redneck Eggnog version.