Eggnog is just delicious- and such a holiday treat! Ever since I was little it has been a favorite! I can remember begging my mother to buy it as soon as it arrived in the grocery store. This year while playing around on Pinterest I discovered several recipes for eggnog pie. Yum, yum, and more yum! My husband loves eggnog too- so this was the perfect new desert to add to our holiday fun!
Eggnog is a traditional holiday beverage; served from Thanksgiving to New Year’s here in America. It is made of eggs (shocker!), milk, cream, sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Traditionally it was made with raw eggs- but due to FDA regulations American eggnog is not raw. It dates to the mid-17th century and was probably invented in England. Most likely it was derived from an older milk drink from Medieval England called posset- which did not contain eggs. Eggnog arrived in America with English settlers in the mid-1700’s and quickly became a favorite beverage. Eggnog traditionally contains alcohol- brandy is the choice in England and in America it’s bourbon.