Like beer? Like eggnog? Then you’ll like this: beer nog!
Don’t knock it ’til you try it. I’ve shared this with many people. Everyone thinks it sounds terrible–and everyone has actually liked it a lot. And even if you don’t like it, well, just leave out the beer, the homemade eggnog is tasty on its own too.
It’s not my recipe, I got it from my dad, who got it from a beer magazine.
4 large eggs, separated
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. milk
1 c. heavy (whipping) cream
Brown ale, like Newcastle. Other English- and Scottish-style ales will work. But nothing too hoppy. Not sure if a stout or porter would work. Lagers, wheat beers, fruit beers, etc. really would be terrible.
Whip the cream. Beat the egg yolks, sugar, and milk into the cream until smooth. Season with dash nutmeg, dash vanilla. Beat egg whites, fold into eggnog.
Fill a 6-8 oz glass 1/4 full with beer. (Optional: add 1/2 oz. rum; don’t go overboard as you don’t want to overwhelm the beer) Fill glass with eggnog.
This eggnog is sweeter than the store bought stuff. I think that’s what makes it work with the beer, they balance one another. I’ve tried this with store bought eggnog and it doesn’t really work.