Champagne at midnight will get previous hat after a few years, so we have fun with drinks of a unique nature. We make them with or with out alcohol, that means the younger ones really feel necessary that they will have a cup of cheer additionally with the grownups.
I all the time make a big pot of egg espresso. I prime it off with a big dollop of actual whipped cream for the children and a shot of kahlua or creme de cacao for adults. I wrote about egg espresso in an earlier article.
Next on the listing is actual handmade scorching chocolate. To make it I cook dinner 2-1 / 2 1-ounce squares of unsweetened Belgian chocolate and 1/2-cup of water over low warmth till it will get thick. Stir it continually so it doesn’t burn. Next I add Three/Four-cup of sugar and 1/2-teaspoon salt and cook dinner for Four-minutes. I let that cool after which I fold in 1/2-cup of heavy cream that I’ve whipped. I preserve that within the fridge.
To serve this drink, I place 1-2-heaping tablespoons right into a cup and fill the cup with scorching milk. Be positive to stir it effectively earlier than consuming. The younger ones have this plain, however the grownups like both a shot of creme de menthe, brandy, rum or kahlua added.
Another drink I make is eggnog. I scald Three-cups of milk and 1-cup of sunshine cream. Then I beat 2-egg yolks with 1/Three-cup of sugar and1 / Four-teaspoon salt. I mood the egg yolks and slowly stir within the milk. I cook dinner the combination, stirring continually till it coats a spoon. When it’s cool I add 1-teaspoon vanilla and mix it til it’s clean.
Next I beat Three-egg whites with Three-tablespoons of sugar till tender peaks type. I add the egg whites to the custard and blend it up completely and chill it Four-5-hours. To serve I pour the chilled eggnog right into a punch bowl and prime with mounds of actual whipped cream. The kids drink this plain, however the grownups all the time have a shot of rum or brandy added to their cups. It makes for a HAPPY NEW YEAR !!