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Use Your Noggin’

Celebrate the holiday season with eggnog. This year, pour its rich flavor into foods in nontraditional ways. Add it along with nutmeg and cinnamon to cookie dough. Or use it in a creamy cheesecake filling. Eggnog’s spicy sweetness perks up holiday baking and creates family favorites that will quickly become traditions.

 

How to make your own eggnog

  1. In a large saucepan, heat 4 cups Fresh Thyme whole milk over medium heat until steaming hot.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together 6 Fresh Thyme large eggs, ¾ cup Fresh Thyme organic cane sugar, and ½ tsp. ground nutmeg.
  3. Gradually whisk about 2 cups of the hot milk into egg mixture. Pour mixture back into saucepan of hot milk.
  4. Cook and stir mixture over medium heat until it reaches 160ºF.
  5. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in 1 Tbsp. Fresh Thyme vanilla extract. Cool, then cover and refrigerate up to a week. Makes 5½ cups.

 

Holiday Recipes

Here are some holiday recipes to get you started!

These yummy eggnog cookies can be decorated by dipping half a cookie in frosting and adding sprinkles to create a festive look. Click here for the recipe.

A crunchy gingersnap crust gives this cheesecake a tasty holiday flair. Click here for the recipe.