Caramel Eggnog

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves:8
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Category: Festive Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 250 ml (1 cup) - Sugar
  • 90 ml (6 tbsp) - water, divided
  • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) - Lemon juice
  • 6 - eggs
  • 1 liter (4 cups) - Milk
  • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) - vanilla extract
  • 1/2 ml (1/8 tsp) - ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 ml (1/8 tsp) - salt
  • 175 ml (3/4/cup) - whipping Cream
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) - Almond or hazelnut liqueur, optional
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) - icing Sugar
  • To taste - grated Nutmeg

How to Make Caramel Eggnog

  • In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, 30 ml (2 tbsp) water and lemon juice. Place remaining 60 ml (4 tbsp) water near stove.
  • Bring sugar mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly
  • Cook for 5 minutes or until mixture is dark amber in colour. Remove from heat.
  • Gradually and carefully add water to sugar mixture or it may spatter.
  • Stir until sugar mixture is dissolved.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.
  • Stir in caramel mixture.
  • Cook over medium-low heat for about 12 minutes or until mixture coats back of spoon.
  • Immediately strain through a cheesecloth into a 1.5 litre (6 cup) bowl.
  • Stir in vanilla, nutmeg and salt.
  • Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  • Just before serving, beat together whipping cream, liqueur, if desired, and icing sugar until soft peaks form.
  • Pour chilled eggnog into 2 litre serving bowl.
  • Fold in whipping cream with whisk. Sprinkle nutmeg on top, if desired.