Caramel Eggnog

Serves: 14
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL)granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp (90 mL)water, divided
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 cups (1 L)milk (1%)
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL)vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL)ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL)salt
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL)whipping cream (35%)
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL)almond liqueur or hazelnut liqueur (optional)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL)icing sugar
  • Ground nutmeg (optional)

Instructions

Step 1: Combine sugar and 2 tbsp (30 mL) water in medium saucepan. Place remaining water near stove.

Step 2: Bring sugar mixture to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; cook until mixture is dark amber in colour, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Gradually add remaining water to mixture, taking care it doesn't spatter. Stir until caramelized sugar mixture is dissolved.

Step 3: Whisk eggs and milk in large bowl. Stir in caramelized sugar mixture. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture coats back of spoon, about 12 minutes. Immediately strain through cheesecloth or fine sieve into 6-cup (1.5 L) bowl. Stir in vanilla, nutmeg and salt.

Step 4: Cover and refrigerate until chilled (3 hours).

Step 5: Just before serving, beat whipping cream, liqueur, if desired, and icing sugar until soft peaks form. Pour chilled eggnog into 2 quart (2 L) serving bowl. Gently fold in whipped cream. Sprinkle nutmeg on top, if desired.


Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 164
  • Fat 8 g
  • Saturated Fa t4 g
  • Trans Fat 0 g
  • Sodium 85 mg
  • Sugars 18 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Fibre 0 g
  • Carbohydrate 19 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg

Notes

Dark rum can be added to taste.

Eggnog can be prepared ahead of time. Cover, and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Whisk before serving.