Community Blog — Christmas Recipes
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
- 1 pint whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 ounces bourbon
- 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- 4 egg whites*
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved. Add the milk, cream, bourbon and nutmeg and stir to combine.
- Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat to soft peaks. With the mixer still running gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
- Whisk the egg whites into the mixture. Chill and serve.
- Cook's Note: For cooked eggnog, follow procedure below.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, over high heat, combine the milk, heavy cream and nutmeg and bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and gradually temper the hot mixture into the egg and sugar mixture. Then return everything to the pot and cook until the mixture reaches 160 degrees F. Remove from the heat, stir in the bourbon, pour into a medium mixing bowl, and set in the refrigerator to chill.
- In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg whites to soft peaks. With the mixer running gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Whisk the egg whites into the chilled mixture.
Recipe adapted from www.foodnetwork.com
White Chocolate Snowflake Martini
This winter cocktail recipe is a perfect blend of sweet and creamy that will have you feeling the holiday cheer in no time!
Ingredients: (makes one drink)
2 oz. vanilla vodka
2 oz. Godiva white chocolate liqueur
1 oz. white or clear creme de cacao
1 oz. half and half
Cut a half-inch slit into the lemon wedge and rub it around the rim of the glass. Pour sanding sugar into a shallow dish then dip the rim in the sugar to coat evenly. Gently shake off excess sugar. Add the vodka, chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao, and half and half into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain mixture into glass.
Serve immediately, and enjoy with your favorite seasonal tunes next to a toasty fireplace!
Winter Ice Shot Glasses
Here’s how to make charming ice shot glasses!
Fill up ice shot molds halfway with water.
Add some festive food items around the mold. Some cinnamon sticks, thinly sliced apples, some greens and pomegranates. More is more with these so don’t be afraid to add a lot of fun garnishes to your frozen shot glass!
After the garnishes are added, top off the mold with more water to complete your creation and wait 24 hours for it to freeze in the freezer.
These glasses melt fast and are meant to be served up right away! I would suggest pulling your ice shots from the mold and setting them on a tray in the freezer hours before you even serve them. That way you can pull them out straight from the freezer, pour your shot in and serve right away!
Recipe adapted from sugarandcharm.com
Here is a delicious holiday cocktail recipe whether your toes are in the sand or snow!
juice of 1 lime
8 leaves mint
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons white rum
1 tablespoon coconut rum
1/4 cup canned coconut milk
sparkling water for topping
pomegranate arils for serving
In a glass, muddle the lime juice, sugar and mint leaves until the leaves have broken down. Fill the glass half way with ice.
In a blender, combine the white rum, coconut rum, and coconut milk and pulse until smooth. Pour over the ice and stir to combine. Top with sparkling water, mint and pomegranate! Tada!
Recipe adapted from www.halfbakedharvest.com
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