So this holiday season I managed to find a pumpkin spice nut milk that had ZERO sugar...shut the front door, yes I know!! Madness, now that egg nog is just starting to make an appearance all I see are extremely high sugar levels and unnecessary ingredients. Let me begin by saying I've never made this, making egg nog scared me because I had to temper my eggs, blah, blah, blah...it was easy I actually did it while I made a batch of cookies.
This is technically a half batch, but it was SO thick that I had to cut it in half and add more milk.
3 egg yolks-whipped
1/2 c heavy cream or canned full fat coconut milk
1 c whole milk/ unsweetened nut milk
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
Start with a sauce pan and a large bowl, crack your eggs and separate the yolk from the white. Set the white aside to make a scramble the next day or add to your smoothie.
In your sauce pan add cream, milk, nutmeg, and cinnamon bring to a slow simmer, stir occasionally.
While your cream mixture slowly heats up, whip your egg yolks...I mean actually spend a few minutes beating them with a whisk until they are frothy!
Once cream has simmered take it off the heat and mix, take your measuring cup you used to measure out ingredients and add less than a 1/4c at a time of cream to egg mixture...as you ladle in cream vigorously whisk your egg yolks, you do not want them to curdle this method is called tempering. Continue this process until the majority of cream is in your yolk bowl.
Add the cream/yolk mixture back to the saucepan and bring to 160 degrees, continue to whisk the nog constantly. This last step only took a few minutes, once up to temperature I allowed the saucepan to cool down then added vanilla before I put the nog into a clean bowl.
Place in fridge until chilled, once completely chilled you will notice it is much thicker than before. This is where your personal preference comes into play, want super thick nog, leave it as is...want it a little thinner add more milk until the thickness is what you imagined!
Now some of you may want to sweeten this egg nog up, you can use liquid stevia and slowly add one drop at a time to the nog.