Saturday, November 20, 2010

Easy from scratch holiday drinks

Snow day! I decided to make some egg nog from scratch. It was surprising easy and so much more healthy than the store variety.

Here is the recipe:
Egg Nog:
In saucepan beat 2 1/2 cups milk, 1/3 cup sugar, ground nutmeg (to taste) and 6 eggs. Cook over med heat until thickened but DO NOT OVERCOOK OR BOIL. Add a splash of vanilla. Cool pan quickly in sink of cold water. I added a spash of half and half, but not necessary. Chill.

I also made hot cocoa. Way too many scary ingredients in the mixes from the store, and the expensive ones that contained high quality ingredients are essentially the same as in this recipe made from scratch:

Hot Cocoa:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder (Hersheys)
dash of salt
1/3 cup hot water
In saucepan, mix and bring to a boil. Boil for two minutes. Add dash of vanilla.
Add 4 cups milk and heat on low. Do not boil. Serve hot.


Eva Geranton said...

Excellent...going to have the older two make both for this's rainy and cooler here today!!

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

I think we'll have to try both of these recipes. Thanks!

Hope the kids are enjoying a bit of snow at your place.

:) :) :)