Fresh Eggnog is called frischer Eierflip in Germany.
Ingredients for Eggnog (for about 15 cups):
- 8 egg yolks
- 1 ½ cups of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 4 cups of whole milk
- 2 cups of heavy cream
- 1.5 cups cups of rum
- 1 split vanilla bean (remove and save seeds)
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
Preparation of Eggnog:
In a large pot, bring the milk, heavy cream, seeds from the vanilla bean, cinnamon,and nutmeg to a boil. Cook for about 10 minutes while stirring. Remove from heat and let cool down while stirring occasionally.
In the meantime, beat the egg yolks with an electric mixer and add the sugar. Slowly add the milk mixture to the egg yolks while continuing to beat with the mixer. Return all the contents to the pot on the stove. Heat up slowly while stirring. DO NOT BRING TO BOIL. Once heated, pour the contents into a large punch bowl through a fine sieve. Add the rum. Mix. And let it chill for about 3 hours.
With your electric mixer, beat the egg whites until stiff. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar. Whisk the egg whites into the chilled mixture. Your fresh eggnog is ready to be served.
[NOTE: You could decorate individual glasses of fresh eggnog with some red and green food coloring dust, which you can find in the baking section of your arts & craft store.]