Now, you want to talk real egg nog? When I was a kid my Dad made the most spectacular, pull-out-all-the-stops egg nog. It was thick and foamy and warming, filled with cream, eggs and brandy, like a good egg nog should. That was the special thing that my dad would make for Christmas. We got a small mug-full, each of us three children, and savored every last bit. (No one was afraid to dole out a little booze to kids back in the seventies.)
So here it 'tis:
Egg Nog Smoothie (doesn't egg nog start to look weird since I wrote it so many times?)
1 cup of full fat yogurt (can people stop eating fat-free yogurt? It's horrible.)
1/4 cup of cream (that's right. More cream.)
1 teaspoon of good vanilla
a hearty sprinkle of nutmeg
1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar, depending on your taste
Put the yogurt in a pint jar. Pour the cream over it. Add the sugar, nutmeg and vanilla. Put a lid on it and shake the heck out of it for about a minute. This is key. Don't do it in a blender. Shaking it causes the fat to whip up, like whipped cream. What you are left with is a soft, very rich, thick deliciousness. Give this to a cranky toddler when they awake from a nap and they will be putty in your hands. Until it's done.
You could add a banana, but then it just tastes like a banana smoothie to me, and while that's fine, it's just not an egg nog flavor. Do you put bananas in your egg nog? Right.
You could also add honey, but the honey, in my estimation was too strong a taste. Again, in deference to the nog, I say: no honey.
You could also add some booze or boozey extract. I won't mind. Boozey smoothie? Hmmm. That might be my next post.
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