Tuesday, December 7, 2010

the eggnog that isn't

Traditional eggnog, with it's raw egg, doesn't exactly appeal to me. I'm a fan of more friendly variations of this contentious holiday drink and a particular family recipe, which is unequivocally not eggnog, is my favorite.

This recipe was invented, or at least claimed by, my beloved granddad, Jack, who sadly passed away last year. My grandfather was one of those fabulous fibbers who's stretching of truths and hilarious inventions simply made life more amusing and therefore went unattested. So, for all intents and purposes this is my grandfather's original recipe, AKA "Jack's Eggnog".

You'll need...

2 cups cooled brewed coffee
1 box of vanilla ice cream (yes a box! A tub will simply not do- this made explicitly clear by the recipe's proprietor)
1 cup of bourbon

My granddad insisted on the box of ice cream because he claimed that the recipe was best if the if the ice cream was cut (not scooped!) into 1 inch squares prior to mixing. You will probably use your discretion as to this instruction. If you don't want to make the whole batch, you can just mix each individual glass to taste, which is what I usually do. After you're done, top with cinnamon and/or nutmeg.

For my family, and many of our family friends, this is a favorite treat. I hope you might enjoy Jack's Eggnog that isn't, with your family this holiday season.


  1. I'm definitely trying Jack's Eggnog! Yum.

  2. yum! i can't wait to try it. love reading your posts. miss you. hope you're well.

  3. ooh yum. i've never liked traditional eggnog but THIS looks awesome. you really can't go wrong with those three ingredients. eggnog is a funny word, can we start adding "nog" to the ends of words for fun? like, "I need to go to bednog," and "g'nightnog".

    the endnog.

  4. SOOOO funny that you posted this, i was just talking about the family eggnog at work and got on your blog and bammm... there it is!

  5. It's not too late to have some, is it? Yum.