The History of Eggnog

December 18, 2009 at 09:21 | Posted in ALEX Toys, Friday Fun, Holidays, Recipes | Leave a comment
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Eggnog is one of the most popular holiday drinks in the United States, Canada and many other parts of the world. It is usually served from November through New Year’s Day. But where did this creamy beverage come from? ALEX is here to shed some light on the mysterious concoction.

Most trace eggnog back to England and was a descendant of “posset” a medieval English drink made with hot milk. Many experts believe that the “nog” of eggnog comes from the word “noggin,” a small, wooden carving mug served in taverns. Wherever it came from, eggnog quickly became a favorite wintertime beverage throughout Colonial America.

Kid-Friendly Eggnog Recipe

1 quart softened French vanilla ice cream
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons eggnog extract
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground nutmeg
Additional nutmeg

Combine all of the ingredients in a large punch bowl until the ice cream melts just enough to form a very thick drink. Immediately pour or ladle into glasses and dust with additional nutmeg. Serve cold.

Makes 8 servings.


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