Costa Rican-Style Eggnog

Costa Rican-Style Eggnog

Prep:
5 mins
Cooking:
15 mins
Level:
Easy
Cooling:
180 mins
Yields:
8 servings (1/2 cup each)

Popular throughout Latin America, this holiday Costa Rican-Style Eggnog is traditionally served at Christmastime and to ring in the New Year. Generously spiked with dark rum and flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg, it is especially festive when garnished with a bit of grated coconut or a sprinkle of nutmeg. For a unique hostess gift, pour the chilled eggnog into a pretty bottle tied with a ribbon.

Ingredients

  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cans (12 fl. oz. each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1/2 cup rum or 1 tablespoon rum extract

Directions

WHISK yolks and sugar together in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Stir in evaporated milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Cook over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches 160º F. (do not boil) and is thick enough to coat a metal spoon with a thin film. Remove from heat.

COVER; refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 3 hours or overnight. Remove cloves; discard. Stir in rum. Using a funnel, pour mixture into glass bottle with cap. Keep refrigerated for up to 7 days.

NOTE: Recipe can easily be doubled. More spices can be added to taste. If you like it sweeter, add more sugar.

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Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/8 servings (1/2 cup each) of recipe
  • Calories 220
  • Calories from Fat 70

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 7g 11%
  • Saturated Fat 5g 24%
  • Cholesterol 105mg 35%
  • Sodium 90mg 4%
  • Carbohydrates 21g 7%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
  • Sugars 21g
  • Protein 7g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 25%
  • Iron 2%

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