Monday, November 30, 2009

Birthday Eggnog

My sons’ birthdays are on consecutive days, 8 days before Christmas.  They are 6 hours from being exactly 10 years apart and have always celebrated their birthdays together, usually on the youngest son’s birthday, as his comes first :)   So far, they have celebrated 14 birthdays together and treasure each one.  Because their birthdays are so close to Christmas, they have a special menu for their dinner.  Every item on the menu is only made once a year, for their birthday.  And always this must include birthday eggnog. 
Here are the imps at their last birthday: 
This recipe originally came from Parents magazine.  A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, as evidenced by the fact that it contains raw eggs.  The recipe simply advised to use very fresh eggs and we’ve been making it this way for more than 20 years with absolutely no ill effects.  But use your discretion, if this is a concern for you. 
Fair warning.  Once you try this light and delicious beverage, you’ll never be able to drink the icky thick stuff from the supermarket again.  Ever.
Birthday Eggnog
6 large eggs, separated
3/4 cup sugar
2 quarts (8 cups) milk
1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened & cut into 1 inch cubes
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.  Transfer to another bowl.  Beat egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale yellow, about 3-5 minutes.  Gradually stir in milk, add ice cream and stir until completely blended.  Fold in egg whites and sprinkle with nutmeg.  Keep refrigerated and serve cold. 


Mmm.  Creamy and delightful. 

Visit JessieLeigh at Parenting the Tiniest of Miracles for more delicious progressive dinner beverages.


JessieLeigh said...

I must admit that I've never been a fan of eggnog... just can't seem to make myself drink "thick" stuff. ;)

That being said, that picture of your boys is just TOO precious- love it! I had a Christmas Eve baby myself, so I know all about those birthdays near Christmas.

Thanks so much for linking up!

Amy @ Finer Things said...

What a special birthday tradition for your sons!

Cheryl said...

our twin boys were born on the 23rd... this is their 18th birthday this year!


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