National Eggnog Day comes on December 24 of Every year. Eggnog is otherwise known as Milk Punch or Egg Milk Punch. Eggnog is a famous drink in the United States of America during the holidays.
Whether buying from the stores for the whole family or made on your own, Eggnog is a staple drink during the Christmas season. Eggnog is a chilled, sweetened, rich, and cream dairy-based Beverage.
It is made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg, and sometimes they add distilled spirits such as rum, brandy, or bourbon.
History of National Eggnog Day:
The exact origin and the founder of National Eggnog Day are still unknown. The first time the term “Eggnog” was first mentioned in a poem written by Philologist Jonathan Boucher and clergyman.
Unfortunately, the poem is not published until 30years after the death of Jonathan Boucher. The lines of the poem went like this,
On March 26th, 1788 the term “Eggnog” was printed in the New-Jersey Journal. It refers to the young man drinking the Eggnog. There is a debate about the origin of Eggnog.
Some believe that it originated from East Anglia, England and some think that it came as a Medieval European beverage made with milk. The milk curdled up when mixed with wine or ale and then flavored with spices.
How to make Eggnog:
- Cups of milk.
- 1/2 Teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- One teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
- 12 Egg Yolks.
- 1 1/2 Cups of sugar.
- 2 1/2 Cups of light rum.
- 4 Cups of light cream.
- 1/2 Teaspoon of ground nutmeg.
Method to make Eggnog:
- In a Saucepan combine milk, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and cloves.
- And heat the mixture at a lower setting for nearly five minutes.
- Slowly bring the milk mixture to boil.
- Then take a large bowl and mix egg yolks and sugar. Whisk them until they are fluffy.
- Then whisk the hot mixture into the eggs and pour that mixture into the Saucepan.
- Stir them at medium heat for nearly three minutes. Be careful of not allowing the mixture to boil.
- And then strain to remove cloves and let them chill for an hour.
- Stir them in rum with cream, two teaspoons of vanilla and nutmeg. And then Refrigerate them overnight before serving.
How to celebrate National Eggnog Day:
Celebrating National Eggnog Day is quite simple and easy to remember. Gather the full family and enjoy with a glass or two of Eggnog whether you buy from the store or make it on your own.
How to observe National Eggnog Day:
While gathering together with family and friends, enjoy a glass or two of eggnog! Other ways to enjoy the day include baking eggnog flavored goodies. Make a seasonal ice cream or another holiday treat to share.