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Hot Cider Nog

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Total time 40 mins
Yield Makes 5 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup bourbon (optional)
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • Garnishes: cinnamon sticks, ground cinnamon, apple slices

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together half-and-half, milk, apple cider, eggs, sugar, 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, 15 to 20 minutes or until mixture thickens and coats a spoon. Remove from heat; stir in bourbon, if desired. Top each serving with sweetened whipped cream. Garnish, if desired.