Eggnog – guilty pleasure at Christmas time

Eggnog is a favorite Christmas drink and also pastry filling and an ingredient in cake cream in the Czech republic. We call it “vaječný koňak” or shortly “vaječňák“. This eggnog I make for drinking at home and as a gift when I go to visit someone in time before Christmas.

Ingredients for 1 liter of eggnog

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 140 g sugar
  • 700 ml cream
  • 300 ml rum
  • vanilla beans

Put the yolks and sugar into the pot and whip it into a foam. Then add milk, cream, and vanilla beans. Bring the mixture slowly to a boil to make it thicken. Keep stirring constantly and be careful with the heat, you are making eggnog, not scrambled eggs. The right density is thinner than a pudding.

Let it cool down. After cooling stir in the rum and pour the eggnog into the bottles. Don’t forget to wash the bottle inside with hot water before.

Store the eggnog in the fridge or in a cold place. Alcohol works as a conservant, if stored properly it will last you a month.