A traditional holiday treat using Summerhill Goat Milk!

A traditional holiday treat using Summerhill Goat Milk!

“Eggnog”

Ingredients:
1 dozen large egg yolks
1 cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream
4 cups Summerhill Goat Milk
2 teaspoons nutmeg
Dash of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon rum extract (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until they become a thick, light yellow. Let stand while you heat the milk.
    Combine the goat milk, cream, nutmeg, and salt in a large saucepan. Heat on medium-low, stirring often until the mixture barely reaches a simmer.
  2. Now carry the saucepan over to your egg yolks and start your mixer (or whisk vigorously by hand as you scoop). Start with ½ cup of the hot milk, slowly adding it to the eggs while whisking to avoid clumps of cooled egg. Add another ½ cup, continuing to whisk so you slowly temper the eggs to the correct temperature. Keep adding the milk in the same manner until it has all been added to the eggs.
  3. Pour the tempered milk/ egg mixture back into the saucepan and continue heating on medium-low, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches 160 ° F on a cooking thermometer. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and rum extracts.
  4. You can be finished at this point, but if you love a truly smooth drink, filter it through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any small chunks of egg or spice. Now pour into a heat proof container and stretch plastic over the rim and make sure to press it against the surface of the eggnog to prevent a skin from forming.
  5. Serve chilled and enjoy!