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Spice up your holiday with homemade eggnog

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Spice up your holiday party this year with some homemade eggnog. The beverage consists of eggs, milk and spices.

The tradition started during medieval times. ‘Nog’ is actually a word for the vessel in which people drank the milky-egg punch.

If you're worried about consuming raw eggs, Central Market chefs advise using pasteurized eggs or egg whites.

"I think it just reminds you of the holidays and it's a fantastic drink to have, makes you feel warm and cozy and a little bit homey," Kellie Nutt Robinson with Central Market said.

Here’s Central Market’s recipe for Homemade Eggnog:

1 egg

1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar or maple syrup

1/8 tsp. vanilla extract

a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

1 1/2 oz dark rum or bourbon

1/3 cup whole or 2% milk

1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

In a blender, beat the egg until frothy. Then, beat in the sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and liquor. Slowly pour in the milk and cream while the blades are still in motion.

When all ingredients are thoroughly combined, pour into small cups or glasses, and garnish with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and nutmeg. Enjoy!

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