Spiked Eggnog White Hot Chocolate is full of eggnog flavor and rich with white chocolate. It has a kick from the Distiller’s Reserve Bottled-in-Bond Rye Whiskey.
I am team eggnog. I don’t know about you, but I love all the flavors in that holiday beverage. Then again, I love nutmeg and cinnamon. These combined with the rich, egg-based drinking custard makes me all warm inside. And no, that’s not the spiked part of the eggnog.
What is eggnog?
I’ve talked about eggnog in my eggnog cream cheese Danish post. It’s basically milk and/or cream, sugar, whipped egg whites, and egg yolks. Back in the day, they served it chilled in those large punch bowls you see in antique stores. I have 2 full punch bowl sets that I have never used. I don’t entertain for the holidays. Maybe I should.
Since sugar and brandy was super expensive, eggnog appeared on the tables of the rich for the holidays. And they made toasts to health and wealth while drinking eggnog. I guess that’s to ensure more eggnog appeared on their tables in subsequent years.
How do you make eggnog from scratch?
There are two basic methods. In both, you whip eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy. Then you add milk or cream to make it drinkable. And finally spices like nutmeg and or cinnamon add flavor to the drink. Version one stops there. The whipped eggs whites get added before the mixture chills. Once chilled, it’s ready to serve.
In the second version, this mixture cooks making a drinkable custard. This is more for those wigged out by raw egg yolks or prefer it to be warm drink to sip for cold winter days. Once the mixture thickens, you can add cream (whipped or not) along with whipped egg whites. This makes the eggnog light and creamy.
For me, this is like the southern boiled custard. And I wonder if boiled custard is a spin off of cooked eggnog. Or maybe the boiled custard appears in history before cooked eggnog? I don’t know the timeline on that. Either way, they’re both similar in method. Just the ingredients are slightly different between the two.
If you don’t want to venture into making eggnog, you can easily buy eggnog at your local grocery store. Mine usually starts stocking it around Thanksgiving. It flew off the shelves this year! I could only find 2 quarters when I went looking for it for this recipe. The cashier said she wanted to get some. I told her to hurry back there because there was only one carton left.
There’s even non-dairy versions of the drink commercially prepare. I haven’t looked for recipes to make soy or almond milk versions at home. There are even vegan options out there using nuts in place of the eggs. And for vegans with nut allergies, there are recipes that make the drink with oat milk.
How do you make eggnog white hot chocolate?
For this spiked eggnog white hot chocolate, it’s easily made in the microwave. Yes, you can put it all in a pot on the stove, but I like the speed of the microwave. And that means you can whip up a batch any time you want. Also, if you have a large enough microwave safe container, you can make a large batch for all your friends and family. This recipe makes enough for 4 mugs.
Can you make eggnog hot chocolate? Yes. If you prefer the brown chocolate version, feel free to substitute the white chocolate chips with semi-sweet or even dark chocolate chips. I like the color and sweet flavor of the white chocolate chips in this recipe. This is something you will not hear me say often. White chocolate is usually too sweet for my tastes. But in this recipe, it adds sweetness and richness to the already sweet and rich eggnog.
What alcohol goes in eggnog?
Eggnog typically has with rum, brandy, or bourbon added to the mixture. I’ve never had brandy, that I know of, so I usually have rum or bourbon in mine. That is until I tasted this Distiller’s Reserve Bonded-in-Barrell Rye from KO Distilling.
It’s no secret that I love KO Distilling. Not just because they’re 20 minuets from my house. They have great spirits, are a Veteran owned business, and we have a great relationship with each other! For example, the first time they reached out to me to view their distillery and help promote it they treated me like royalty! I got a gift card, swag, and a free tour. The tasting blew me away! Their spirits are so flavorful and delicious. They really make me want to add more cocktails to my blog. Something that is still on the bucket list of things to accomplish with my blog.
Recently, they had a 6-year anniversary dinner. Which they invited me and the hubs to. And they introduced their Distiller’s Reserve Bonded-In-Barrel Rye. We had a delicious tasting at the distillery. The first thing that hit me was the rich, spicy notes of the rye.
I tasted and smelled the rye. And then it hit me. It reminded me of eggnog. The rich spicy notes of nutmeg and cinnamon are all at the front of the nose when you smell this rye. So, I know it was inevitable that I create an eggnog drink with this delicious rye from KO Distilling.
I thought about a martini. Maybe like a white Russian type of cocktail. But I wanted to make a hot chocolate and was thinking of a spiked hot chocolate. But with eggnog. An eggnog spiked hot chocolate. However, in my head eggnog and regular chocolate don’t really go together. I could be wrong. But I just wasn’t picturing it.
Now, I usually resist the white chocolate. It’s usually too sweet for me. But in this eggnog white hot chocolate it really works. The white chocolate adds that creamy richness that really balances out the eggnog and the rye.
And in case you’re wondering if eggnog is good on hot chocolate, I’m here to tell you it is. Eggnog in hot chocolate is so delicious. It adds richness, extra flavor with the spices in there, and it is super creamy. I really cannot express the creaminess of eggnog in hot chocolate. It’s just super delicious! So is this spiked eggnog white hot chocolate!
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups eggnog
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup Distiller’s Reserve Bottled-in-Bond Rye Whiskey (or other whiskey, rum, bourbon of your liking)
- Place the cream and eggnog in a microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave on 70% power for 5 minutes.
- Stir the mixture and add the white chocolate chips.
- Microwave for 5 more minutes at 70% power.
- Stir the hot chocolate until the chocolate chips have dissolved.
- Stir in the rye.
- Sprinkle with fresh grated nutmeg before serving.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 591Total Fat 41gSaturated Fat 25gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 151mgSodium 183mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 1gSugar 37gProtein 11g
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