Can this be made without the alcohol?
I've been craving eggnog lately, but its not holiday season so you can't just buy it off the shelf. Instead, I decided to make this recipe. I started off with modest expectations - a LIGHT version of eggnog? How good can it really be. I was shocked!! It is rich and creamy and tastes so close to the real thing. It was also easy to make (took about 30 min start to finish). I added 3 whole cloves to the mixture as it cooked and strained them out with a skimmer just before combining with the egg mixture. I also wanted to make a virgin recipe, so I added a couple tablespoons of bourbon to the milk mixture as I heated it up and boiled off the alcohol. I will definitely be making this again!!
Perfect!! Easily made with ingredients I always have on hand.
This was easy and tasted great. Made it just as written. I couldn't resist sampling while it was warm so served myself in a pretty martini glass, yum! Even better after it sat overnight, texture was slightly richer and spice had a chance to settle.