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Chocolate Eggnog

Chocolate Eggnog

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes (+3 hours chilling time)
  • Servings: 6 to 8 (makes 11 cups)

A delicious dark chocolate twist on a classic recipe.

A homemade batch of this tasty tipple is perfect for enjoying year-round or packaging up in reusable bottles as a thoughtful host gift or party favour.

Steps

  1. Melt chocolate in a microwave or double boiler.
  2. Whisk yolks with sugar and salt in a large bowl until smooth. Pour in milk and cream and whisk until fully combined.
  3. Transfer to a large pot and set over medium heat. Add cinnamon sticks. Cook, whisking often, until mixture reaches 180°F (82°C) on an instant read thermometer, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and discard cinnamon sticks.
  4. Whisk in melted chocolate until no chocolate flecks remain.
  5. If adding alcohol, stir in 1 ½ cups dark rum into chilled eggnog base. (If you prefer to keep the bulk of the batch non-alcoholic, you can add a single shot per glass upon request.)
  6. Transfer to a clean bowl and cover surface with plastic wrap. Chill completely, at least 3 hours or preferably overnight.
  7. Remove the eggnog base from the refrigerator. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat reserved egg whites until stiff peaks form, 1 to 2 minutes.
  8. Whisk eggnog base until smooth. In 3 additions, gently stir egg whites into chilled eggnog base until no streaks of egg white remain. Serve immediately with freshly grated nutmeg or chill until ready to use.