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Maple Eggnog Lattes, and my favourite Homemade Eggnog recipe!

I spent a few weeks testing many many (many many many) eggnog recipes on the internet. Ultimately, I combined my favourite features from multiple recipes, swapped in a secret ingredient of my own (maple syrup, obviously), made it WAY healthier than normal, but equally as delicious. So, voila, another Lindsay OG recipe.

 


Eggnog! I realize many of us aren’t eggnog fans, BUT. I wasn’t either! That is, until my friend forced a Starbucks eggnog latte upon me, and my opinion changed forever. Eggnog with coffee is delicioussss. So, if you don’t like eggnog, I would recommend trying it with something else added – hence the eggnog latte! If you don't have an espresso maker, you can still make this - I've got you covered in the recipe! You could also try cocoa, or diluting it with normal milk. Either way, don’t worry, I’ll have lots more Christmas recipes coming that don’t involve eggnog.


I made this because a follower requested an eggnog recipe! I spend a few weeks testing many many (many many many) eggnog recipes on the internet. Ultimately, I combined my favourite features from multiple recipes, swapped in a secret ingredient of my own (maple syrup, obviously), made it WAY healthier than normal, but equally as delicious. So, voila, another Lindsay OG recipe. It's so easy to make, too!


As far as recovery fuel goes after a workout, eggnog is probably actually one of the best recovery drinks you could make. Milk is proven to be one of the most rehydrating liquids you can consume. You also get some protein and calcium, plus protein from the eggs to repair the damaged muscle fibres that happen during exercise. As I said earlier, the body needs fats, and eggs are full of healthy Omega 3 fats. The maple syrup will help top of depleted glycogen stores after exercise, and give you a few of the fast carbs your body needs.



I love that it’s refined sugar free. The maple syrup tastes so much more delicious than regular sugar! I did several side by side comparisons, so you can trust me on that ;) Also, hate to news flash you if you didn’t already know this, but most eggnog recipes, along with store bought eggnog, about half milk and half 35% cream. I did ¾ milk, ¼ 10% cream, and only ¼ 35% cream. Of course, you can just make it with a higher ratio of 35% cream if you want, but personally, I don’t really feel it’s missing anything in flavour because the maple syrup adds so much deliciousness (again, I did flavour comparisons). I did this because I think you guys would want to see a healthy eggnog recipe, being that a lot of us are athletes, but let’s keep in mind that the body needs fat in your diet! I buy eggnog every holiday season, and enjoy every drop of it! Now I'll be making it though ;)



 

Maple Eggnog Lattes, and my favourite Homemade Eggnog recipe!


Servings: 4

Calories per serving: 207 kcal

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes





INGREDIENTS

  • 3 egg yolks

  • ¼ cup maple syrup

  • 1.5 cups milk

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • ¼ cup 35% cream

  • ¼ cup 10% cream

  • ¼ tsp nutmeg

  • ¼ tsp cloves

  • ½ tsp Cinnamon

  • Optional: cinnamon stick and cloves to sit in the eggnog for extra spiced flavour

  • Optional: ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, whipped cream, and/or a cinnamon stick to top it

  • Optional: Rum, kahlua, or your liquor of choice

  • A shot of espresso, or 1tbsp instant espresso powder


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine milk, cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and cloves in a saucepan over the lowest heat setting; stir and heat for 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium-low and slowly bring to a boil. Remove from the heat.

  2. Separate eggs from yolks. Whisk egg yolks in a large bowl until light yellow in color. Add maple syrup and whisk until light and fluffy.

  3. Pour just a bit of the hot milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly to avoid scrambling the eggs. Just a steady little stream of it. Continue adding hot milk and whisking to combine until all milk is incorporated. This is a culinary technique called tempering! Make sure to do it slowly, otherwise the hot milk will cook the eggs and you’ll end up with chunks.

  4. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until a little thicker, about 3 minutes. Do not allow the mixture to boil!

  5. Stir in cream, rum/kahlua/liquor of choice if you want, and nutmeg. (Quebec makes a maple rum that I must say is quite good ;) )

  6. Taste it! If you want additional spices you can still add them. The spices will infuse in to the eggnog overnight and become stronger, so let it sit overnight first. If I want more spice, I usually add a whole cinnamon stick and some whole cloves.

  7. Pull a shot of espresso! Or, mix your 1tbsp of instant espresso powder thoroughly with about 2tbsp of hot milk.

  8. Steam your eggnog, like you would steam your milk for a latte. I actually like to do a half eggnog/half milk mixture. If you don't have an espresso machine, Amazon has tons of options for milk steamers, like this counter top one. I also have this tiny frothing wand, which was cheap and I still use a ton even with an espresso maker in my house!

  9. Pour your steamed eggnog over your shot of espresso. You can top it with cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, whipped cream, whatever you like! Enjoy!




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