By | 23 Dec 2022 at 12:39 PM
National Eggnog Day 2022: Date, History and Recipes

Eggnog is an iconic holiday beverage. It’s sweet, creamy, and a favorite among many. On December 24th, it is officially National Eggnog Day! This day is dedicated to celebrating this traditional festive drink that has been around since the 16th century. Whether you like yours with a splash of brandy or a sprinkle of nutmeg, eggnog is a classic holiday treat that can be enjoyed all season long. In this blog post, we will discuss the history of eggnog, how to make your own at home, and some fun ways to enjoy it on National Eggnog Day. So grab your favorite mug and let’s get started!

What is Eggnog?

Eggnog is a holiday drink made with milk, cream, eggs, sugar, and spices. It can be served with or without alcohol. Eggnog is traditionally made with rum, but brandy, vodka, or whiskey can also be used.

Eggnog has been around for centuries. The first documented recipe was published in England in the 18th century. Eggnog likely originated in Europe, but it’s unclear exactly where or how it got its start.

Today, eggnog is a popular holiday drink in the United States and many other countries. Every year on December 24, National Eggnog Day is celebrated. If you love eggnog, this is the perfect day to enjoy a glass (or two)!

History of Eggnog

Eggnog has been around for centuries and its origins are debated. Some say it originated in Britain, others say it came from Germany. Eggnog may have even been brought to the Americas by British colonists.

There are many different recipes for eggnog, but they all generally contain milk or cream, eggs, sugar, and alcohol (usually rum or brandy). Eggnog was originally a winter drink, meant to warm you up on cold nights. Today, eggnog is enjoyed year-round, but it still remains a popular holiday drink.

So why is eggnog called “eggnog”? One theory is that it comes from the Old English word for “egg” (eg), which was often used in ales and porters. Another theory is that the word “nog” was derived from the word “nectar”. Whatever its origins, eggnog is a delicious and festive drink that everyone can enjoy!

How to Make Eggnog

To make eggnog, you’ll need milk, cream, eggs, sugar, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Start by whisking the eggs and sugar together until combined. Then, add in the milk and cream and continue to whisk until combined. Add in the nutmeg and vanilla extract and whisk again until combined. Place the mixture in the fridge for at least an hour so that it can thicken. When you’re ready to serve, pour the eggnog into glasses and enjoy!

Eggnog Recipes

There are many different ways to make eggnog, so if you’re looking for a delicious recipe to try this holiday season, look no further! Here are four different recipes for you to choose from:

1. The Classic Eggnog Recipe: This recipe is the traditional eggnog that has been enjoyed for generations. It’s made with milk, cream, eggs, sugar, nutmeg, and vanilla extract.

2. The Vegan Eggnog Recipe: This eggnog recipe is perfect for those who are vegan or have egg allergies. It’s made with soy milk, coconut milk, agave syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract.

3. The Low-Fat Eggnog Recipe: If you’re watching your calorie intake this holiday season, this low-fat eggnog recipe is for you. It’s made with skim milk, fat-free evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, nutmeg, and vanilla extract.

4. The Alcoholic Eggnog Recipe: This eggnog recipe is for those who like to add a little booze to their holiday cheer. It’s made with rum, brandy, or whisky (your choice!), milk, cream, eggs, sugar, nutmeg, and vanilla extract.

Pros and Cons of Drinking Eggnog

Assuming you would like a list of pros and cons for drinking eggnog:
Pros:
-Eggnog is a holiday tradition for many people
-Eggnog can be made with or without alcohol
-Eggnog is a good source of protein
Cons:
-Raw eggs are used to make eggnog, which can sometimes lead to food poisoning
-Eggnog is high in calories and fat
-Some people may be allergic to eggs

Conclusion

National Eggnog Day is a great opportunity to come together with friends or family and celebrate this delicious holiday treat. Whether you choose to make your own eggnog, purchase it pre-made, or try some of the exciting flavored variations available, there will be something that everyone can enjoy on National Eggnog Day. So gather around the Christmas tree and raise a glass of eggnog in celebration!

NATIONAL EGGNOG DAY DATES

Year Date Day
2022 December 24 Saturday
2023 December 24 Sunday
2024 December 24 Tuesday
2025 December 24 Wednesday
2026 December 24 Thursday

 

YEAR DATE EVENT
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