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#566723 - 12/12/16 01:56 AM Home Made EggNog  
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I love EggNog, but the stuff is just full of sugar and fat. So, I decided to try a low carb recipe. Unsweetened almond milk and stevia are the major changes to the traditional recipe. I must say, this stuff was pretty gosh darn awful. It had a good eggnog flavor, but it also had a burnt flavor to it. I guess I over cooked it. Oh well.

As a replacement, I created a concoction of Bailey's, Kahlua, spiced rum, half and half, almond milk, and nutmeg. No cooking, so low risk. Not bad tasting!

Any other stories, good or bad, of making eggnog or other holiday libations?

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#566731 - 12/12/16 03:10 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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That concoction sounds nice. Might have to give that a go.

One thing that I have not had in ages is Rum Balls. My mom used to make them every year.

Very simple to make. Just use:

Vanilla Wafers
confectioner's Sugar
Some kind of sweet syrup (whatever floats your boat).

And...




Wait for it...





RUM!

I prefer a dark and slightly spicy rum such as Pusser's.


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#566737 - 12/15/16 04:38 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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I love eggnog but limit myself to one quart during the holidays. Tina doesn't drink it so I tend to slowly sip it. Well, for the first few sips, then I guzzle it.

Our daughter in law made some. It was OK, but didn't really have that eggnog taste. Lots of rum though so it was still good.


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#566747 - 12/17/16 03:08 AM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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#566756 - 12/18/16 02:16 AM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Eggnog, yechh...doctored up french toast batter is all it is, and my taste buds just don't like it... sick


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#566762 - 12/18/16 04:54 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Hey PH! Got got really bold today and made a batch of the Aged Eggnog.

Only a week to Christmas. But it makes about 3/4 of a gallon and so I should have some left to see how much better it gets come New Years.


It has a pretty good flavor now. Can't wait to see how it mellows with age.


Thanks for the link! thumb


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#566765 - 12/18/16 08:14 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Admin, please give us a post-holidays update on the eggnog!



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#566766 - 12/18/16 09:35 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Better yet, give us a running commentary of partaking of the eggnog.
Didn't Bones do that one year?


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#566767 - 12/19/16 01:25 AM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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I just tried again. This time, I used lower heat, stirred more frequently, and left out the Stevia. Much better than before - tastes like regular ole eggnog, but mediocre at best. Less sugar and fat, but less flavor as well. Not sure if I will try a 3rd time. Might just pour the rum over rocks and be done with it.


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#566768 - 12/19/16 08:58 AM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Will definitely report on how it comes out. thumb

Dock,

I'm thinking that attempting to keep it healthy (less sugar and fat) is what is keeping it from tasting good. It's not like you'll be drinking gallons of the stuff, so go with the sugar and fat and enjoy it. grin


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#566773 - 12/19/16 06:25 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Admin]  
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Originally Posted By: Admin

Dock,

I'm thinking that attempting to keep it healthy (less sugar and fat) is what is keeping it from tasting good. It's not like you'll be drinking gallons of the stuff, so go with the sugar and fat and enjoy it. grin


Good point. However, after having made 2 batches, I have had enough for the season. Given that it has been below zero for the last 2 days, it is time to focus on drinking margaritas on the beach. thumb

#566775 - 12/19/16 07:07 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Parrott_head]  
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Oh I am guaranteeing that gets made here.

I love Egg Nog
Alton is one of my major food teachers (I am still learning that which I cook).

That just looks GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD.


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#566776 - 12/19/16 07:09 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Incidentally, I NEVER cook egg nog.

The only egg nog recipe I cook is to make ice cream (the custard base).


That streak that howled by? That was me. Did ya like the roostertail? Big Blocks and Jets Forever
1978 Hawiian 20' Bowrider, 454, Dominator pump
1990 Magnum Mach 1 24' Cuddy Cabin Cruiser, 454, Bravo 1 drive.
1993 Suburban 454 tows the Mach 1 to water.
2001 Blazer 4x4 4.3L gets the Hawaiian wet.
#566803 - 12/22/16 11:42 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Just made Alton's Aged Egg Nog, double batch.

Been too busy with another truck-project (deer-shredder front bumper) to do it before.

It's mighty good fresh, if it "mellows" as it ages,, it's going to be mighty smooth later on, or next year.

This may become an annual thing, like my pfeffernuttes.


That streak that howled by? That was me. Did ya like the roostertail? Big Blocks and Jets Forever
1978 Hawiian 20' Bowrider, 454, Dominator pump
1990 Magnum Mach 1 24' Cuddy Cabin Cruiser, 454, Bravo 1 drive.
1993 Suburban 454 tows the Mach 1 to water.
2001 Blazer 4x4 4.3L gets the Hawaiian wet.
#566807 - 12/24/16 12:12 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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I just tasted my batch. All I can say is that I REALLY wish I had made a double batch as well. TRIPLE!

At just one week old, it is much better than the day I mixed it. Very smooth and it did mellow a bit. If this stuff keeps getting better with age, it will be some seriously good Christmas juice.

I'm thinking that two months should do nicely. I will definitely be making at least a double batch next year come November. thumb


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#566810 - 12/25/16 12:13 AM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Sounds great -- I think a batch or two is in my future.

Happy Holidays to all!



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Originally Posted By: Admin

I just tasted my batch. All I can say is that I REALLY wish I had made a double batch as well. TRIPLE!

At just one week old, it is much better than the day I mixed it. Very smooth and it did mellow a bit. If this stuff keeps getting better with age, it will be some seriously good Christmas juice.

I'm thinking that two months should do nicely. I will definitely be making at least a double batch next year come November. thumb


Ok, that's it. Cover me, I'm going in and making some...





“One quart cream, one quart milk, one dozen tablespoons sugar, one pint brandy, pint rye whiskey, pint Jamaica rum, pint sherry — mix liquor first, then separate yolks and whites of 12 eggs, add sugar to beaten yolks, mix well. Add milk and cream, slowly beating. Beat whites of eggs until stiff and fold slowly into mixture. Let set in cool place for several days. Taste frequently.”


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#567079 - 02/03/17 05:13 PM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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So, anyone have any aged egg nog left?

I made a half batch during the holidays and have a pint stashed away. The second pint aged three weeks before we got into it. I have to say, I REALLY like it! Will definitely be making larger batches in the years to come.

And thanks to Admin reminding me how good they are, I made rum balls this year as well. A few family members commented that they had too much rum in them. ouch I'm not complaining, more for me!



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#567139 - 02/17/17 11:54 AM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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We just finished off the first half of our batch. Wow, did it get smooth!

I think I am going to wait at least another month before cracking the second bottle.

My wife kept asking me if I was sure that it had not spoiled. I told her with all that alcohol, there was no way anything was going to grow in there. grin



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#567160 - 02/21/17 01:30 AM Re: Home Made EggNog [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Been looking at that qt. jar in the back of the main fridge for a while now, still 5 more in the downstairs fridge, so I poured a small glass (late, I'm tired).

That is niiiiice............... smooth, not too boozy, certainly not 'spoiled'.


That streak that howled by? That was me. Did ya like the roostertail? Big Blocks and Jets Forever
1978 Hawiian 20' Bowrider, 454, Dominator pump
1990 Magnum Mach 1 24' Cuddy Cabin Cruiser, 454, Bravo 1 drive.
1993 Suburban 454 tows the Mach 1 to water.
2001 Blazer 4x4 4.3L gets the Hawaiian wet.
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