One of our favourite Christmas treats is the eggnog. This rich and creamy holiday drink recipe from Christopher Lester, Executive Chef of Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, is great for both adults and kids. It's also the perfect start to your Christmas meal. Light and easy to make, dressed up with some freshly grated nutmeg, the holiday flavours are strong in this one. Let’s get whisking!
Prep + cook time: 20 mins
Makes 4 generous glasses
½ vanilla pod (extract the seeds by using the back of a knife)
½ tsp almond extract
120gm egg yolk (pasteurized egg)
200gm heavy whipping cream
1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1. In a large bowl, add the vanilla seeds, almond extract, egg yolk and the sugar and using an electric whisk beat until you have a pale cream colour.
2. Fold in the cream and milk, and whisk until thoroughly combined.
3. Add ice to a glass jug, and strain the eggnog mixture over the ice. When sufficiently chilled, pour into serving glasses and dust with fresh nutmeg.
Looking for more Christmas recipes?
Now that you've settled in with a festive drink, how about some festive treats to accompany it? We've got you covered with an array of recipes for Christmas cookies and cakes. There's a four-ingredient peanut butter biscuit, ginger and chocolate cookies, gluten-free baked goodies, and a fruitcake and spiced cake to boot.
And of course, what's a Christmas meal without the star - a whole roasted turkey complete with stuffing and trimmings. These recipes for a traditional brined turkey and a quick-fix Arabic-style turkey are bound to be the pride of your dinner table on Christmas day.
By the end of it all, if you're not as stuffed as your turkey, dig right into these luscious desserts and top off the festivities with some sweetness. We've got recipes for not one, not two, but three Christmas puddings!
And we've thrown in a mincepie as well because the more the merrier your Christmas will be.