Monday, December 19, 2011

Peppermint Eggnog

Eggnog seems like a touchy subject.  Either you love it or hate it.

I have always been in the hate it category.  Nothing about it was a temptation and frankly when it was pulled out at the holidays I wanted to just puke.

My hubby on the other hand loves it.  This time of year rolls around and he is always wanting to have some in the house.

I came across this recipe from Martha Stewart and I thought maybe I need to retry eggnog and give it a chance.  Especially because Martha is amazing!

Well let me say ladies and gentlemen...this was AMAZING!  I am now firmly in the eggnog love it camp (at least if it's homemade) and plan to make this every year.  It was delightful with just a hint of peppermint and really no egg flavor (that's where the hate part came in).  It is so creamy and delicious that my eggnog hating children have even changed their minds.  So go ahead and make some and see if you change your mind.

Peppermint Eggnog

(click here for printable version)

6 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp more sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pure peppermint extract
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
4 cups whole milk
12 peppermint candy canes, broken into pieces
3 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
Peppermint sticks, for garnish

1.  Prepare an ice-water bath; set aside. Whisk together eggs, egg yolks, sugar, salt, and the extracts in large saucepan over medium-low heat until combined. Pour in milk slowly, whisking until fully incorporated. Raise heat to medium. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture registers 160 degrees on an instant-read thermometer and is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 30 to 35 minutes.

2.  Pour milk mixture through a fine sieve into a medium bowl. Set bowl in ice-water bath; let mixture cool completely. Transfer custard to an airtight container, and refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to overnight.

3.  Pulse candy canes in a food processor until finely crushed. Sift in a strainer to discard dust. Transfer to a shallow dish.

4.  Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Let cool 5 minutes. Dip rim of each cup into melted chocolate, then crushed peppermint. Refrigerate until set, about 5 minutes.

5.  Remove custard from refrigerator; set aside. Put 1/2 c. cream into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment; mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Fold into cold custard until combined. Fill cups with eggnog. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint, and garnish with peppermint sticks; serve and enjoy!

Source: Martha Stewart


{emily} said...

I've always hated eggnog too! I'm still a little skeptical though...maybe you should make it while yer home, yeah! [:

Life Size said...

That is certainly a kid's delight! Well, the same goes with sweet-tooth adults like me. Thanks for this wonderful share.

theminddoeswander said...

OK, I think I could get into this, just because it looks so pretty. I always feel funny about the raw eggs, but I think I could overcome.

webee said...

looks so yummy,i will have to try this

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I never would have thought of eggnog with peppermint...but now I'm totally intrigued! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

Alecia said...

I might just try this! I'm getting about 16 eggs a day so if I don't like it I'll feed it back to the chickens! Thanks for sharing. New follower from The Sasse Life.

I'm cohosting a Link party this week at my blog I would love it if you would stop by and link up!

Marilyn said...

Thanks SO much for linking this awesome goodness to Pin'Inspirational Thursday last week..Soo creative & looks SOO yummy. .I featured YOU today!! Hope you can stop in and snag a button as you where one of the FAV five from the party.. THANKS AGAIN.. **WISHING YOU A SPECTACULAR NEW YEAR** Cheers to much success in 2012.. Xoxoxo..M

Wedding Supplier said...

yummy recipes and good looks. superb sharing i love it

Healthy Food Recipes said...

It Sound Yummzzz :)

Nutrition Information said...

These cup cakes are looking so much delicious !!

Nutrition Information said...

These cup cakes are looking so much delicious !!

Rachel O. said...

Peppermint eggnog. Yes please! Eggnog is like my favorite thing on earth.

Jerri Rivers said...

This looks great! I love the peppermint around the edges! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this coming week.

Michelle {The Purple Pumpkin Blog} said...

I really was supposed to try and make eggnog for my hubby this year...still haven't done it...this may be the recipe I need :D
I would love to invite you to share this at my Cook, Craft, Create Link Party at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Hope to see you there!

Happy holidays :)

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