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BVC Eats: Stay home egg nog fluff

Here’s an eggnog recipe we have for the holidays, but only for a crowd.

1 fifth high-quality dark rum
1 fifth high-quality bourbon
1 dozen eggs, separated
1 to 2 quarts whipping cream
1 lb powdered sugar
Ground nutmeg, cinnamon, star anise, and allspice to taste

Beat the sugar into the egg yolks. Stir in the alcohol slowly, then add the spices and mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate at least an hour to “cure.” Five hours to overnight isn’t a bad thing.

Refrigerate the egg whites, covered, in a separate bowl.

When you’re half an hour from serving, pour the nog into a giant serving bowl.

Beat the whipping cream to stiff peaks. Fold the whipped cream into the nog.

Beat the egg whites until they’re stiff and fluffy. Fold them into the already-fluffy whipped cream and nog. This will make a ridiculously fluffy, wildly alcoholic, eggnog-flavored, edible pillow.

Pour into a big serving bowl, serve in small cups, and offer spoons. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

You sort-of eat this nog with a spoon, rather than drink it. Or just dip your beak into the cup and get some up your nose. Stir the big serving bowl throughout your party to keep the nog mixed with the fluffy stuff.

If you have leftovers, i.e., if your friends are not hardened drunks who aren’t used to sticky Starbucks beverages, you can use the leftover nog (beaten well) as the egg+milk+sugar portion of a crepe recipe to feed any survivors in the morning.


4 thoughts on “BVC Eats: Stay home egg nog fluff”

  1. Looks good.

    But why “for the holidays”? I’ve noticed that grocery stores sell egg nog only in November and December, but egg nog is a cold drink. Shouldn’t cold drinks be celebrated in summer?

  2. Jennifer Stevenson

    Well, we only make it for the holidays because we have a conscience, and we hardly ever have enough company to do away with this amount of booze.

    This is a super-duper sticky drink. Like drinking melted ice cream with a lot of likker in it.

    Go ahead and try it in warm weather, Howard, and report back!

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