New Year’s Eve means Champagne in our house, but it also means eggnog (or if you prefer, egg nog).
We’ve made quite a few different recipes over the years. Some are linked below, including a low-calorie option.
This year, we’re looking forward to this spiced chocolate eggnog recipe from American Heritage Chocolate.
The recipe uses American Heritage Chocolate’s Finely Grated Baking Chocolate, which is the equivalent of grating a 57% cacao chocolate bar and adding anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, and red pepper (chile pepper).
To that, the recipe adds additional cinnamon and nutmeg, with optional cayenne as a garnish.
Prep time is 25 minutes. You can then serve the eggnog hot or cold.
Served cold in an Old Fashioned glass, it’s like an alcoholic shake.
Can you add a scoop of chocolate ice cream? Sure!
Ingredients For 6 Cups
1. COMBINE the milk, sugar and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat.
2. WHISK in a separate bowl, the egg yolks and 1/4 cup of hot milk mixture to temper.
3. RETURN the saucepan with the hot milk-sugar mixture to the heat. Whisk the mixture constantly and slowly pour in the tempered yolk mixture. Whisk the mixture constantly until it reaches a light simmer. Remove immediately from the heat.
4. ADD the chocolate and vanilla to the saucepan. Stir until the chocolate melts, and blend. Add the brandy or rum.
5. REMOVE the cinnamon sticks. Pour the eggnog into mugs or glasses of choice, and top with dollop of whipped cream, a grating of nutmeg and a tiny sprinkle of cayenne. Serve hot or cold.
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