Did you know eggnog dates back to the 13th century? Today variations of this thick, spiced egg and milk drink are enjoyed in countries around the world.
December is National Eggnog Month, and this is a favorite drink for many families during the holidays. Eggs are the starring ingredient, and the FDA recommends using a recipe with a cooked egg base to avoid any possibility of foodborne illness.
When making the cooked egg base, pay attention to these FDA recommendations:
If you are looking for a classic recipe see Saint Nick’s Eggnog from the Incredible Egg Holiday Recipe collection.
If you don’t have time to make a cooked egg base but still want delicious homemade eggnog, use pasteurized eggs or egg product instead. Avoid using raw eggs in any of your holiday recipes.
And remember, some might think that adding alcohol to eggnog kills any bacteria, but this is false! For more information on safely preparing homemade eggnog, visit foodsafety.gov.
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