Cappuccino Nog

No espresso machine is necessary for this coffee-boosted egg nog that could quite possibly be winter's perfect beverage.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

6
eggs, slightly beaten
2/3
cup granulated sugar
1/8
teaspoon salt
5
cups milk
2
teaspoons vanilla
2
cups hot espresso coffee
1
cup coffee liqueur or brandy
2
cups whipping (heavy) cream
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
Ground cinnamon

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Stir together eggs, granulated sugar and salt in heavy Dutch oven. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over low heat 15 to 20 minutes, stirring constantly, just until mixture coats a metal spoon; remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Stir together coffee and liqueur. Gradually stir coffee mixture into egg mixture; keep warm.
  • 2 Just before serving, beat whipping cream and brown sugar in chilled large bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff. Gently stir 2 cups of the whipped cream into egg mixture.
  • 3 Pour into mugs. Top with dollops of remaining whipped cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve immediately. Immediately refrigerate any remaining nog.
  • 1 Stir together eggs, granulated sugar and salt in heavy Dutch oven. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over low heat 15 to 20 minutes, stirring constantly, just until mixture coats a metal spoon; remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Stir together coffee and liqueur. Gradually stir coffee mixture into egg mixture; keep warm.
  • 2 Just before serving, beat whipping cream and brown sugar in chilled large bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff. Gently stir 2 cups of the whipped cream into egg mixture.
  • 3 Pour into mugs. Top with dollops of remaining whipped cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve immediately. Immediately refrigerate any remaining nog.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

The sugar in this recipe helps keep the eggs from setting up in the first step. But you'll still need to stir constantly over low heat to provide the gentlest heating possible.

Make espresso coffee from instant espresso powder, or use any strong (regular or decaf) coffee.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
115 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18 g
18 %
(Saturated Fat
7 g,
7 %
),
Cholesterol
120 mg
120 %;
Sodium
90 mg
90 %;
Total Carbohydrate
20 g
20 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
6 g
6 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
12%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
12%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Milk; 3 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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