Friday, May 15, 2009

Chocolate Eggnog & Fig

Yield: 8


8 eggs

3 cups chocolate milk

2 cups milk

1 cup cream

1 cup Kahlua liqueur (or delicious, freshly

brewed strong coffee)

1 cup dark rum

1/2 cup brown sugar

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

3/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ground

pinch cinnamon, ground (as garnish)

pinch chocolate, grated (as garnish)


In a large saucepan over a medium heat, pour the milk and chocolate milk. Heat the milks, but DO NOT BOIL. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and brown sugar until they are well combined and of a reasonably thick consistency.

When the milk mixture is hot (but not boiling!), add approximately half of it to the bowl containing the beaten eggs and brown sugar. Whisk well. Pour all of the egg, sugar & milk mixture back into the large saucepan. Reduce heat to low.

Slowly and gently, add in the Kahlua liqueur/ coffee, and then the cream. Stir continuously until the mixture has thickened enough to be able to coat the back of a spoon. Remember not to ever allow the mixture to boil. Remove the eggnog from the low heat. Stir in the dark rum, ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled (at least 3 hours).

To serve, ladle the eggnog into individual glasses, and garnish with a little grated chocolate or ground cinnamon.

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