Tis the season for something rich and creamy! Eggnog is a sweet dairy-based beverage made mostly of eggs, milk, cream, and sugar. Although not the healthiest drink, in moderation, it is a perfect holiday treat.

A cold cup of eggnog tastes less “eggy” and more like melted ice cream. The eggs are what give eggnog its thick frothy texture. Eggs are an essential ingredient, but if your homemade eggnog consists of raw or undercooked eggs, I recommend updating your recipe.

Virginia Aparicio is Health and Human Science educator with Purdue Extension Elkhart County. She can be reached at 574-533-0554 or vaparici@purdue.edu.

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