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Where’s The Egg?

December 25th, 2011

It’s in the nog! That is if you make it yourself. The FDA classifies Eggnog as “a milk product consisting of a mixture of milk or milk products of at least 6.0 percent butterfat, at least 1.0 percent egg yolk solids, sweetener, and flavoring. Emulsifier and not over 0.5 percent stabilizer may be add.” That’s not real eggnog!

Holiday Cheers!

It has been a while since we have posted a recipe on the blog. It has been even longer since we posted a recipe for an adult beverage. So, in honor of the holiday season and because we are drinking it, right now, here is a Happy Holiday Hobo Brew. Many call it eggnog. We do too.

Eggnog Ingredients

1/2 gallon milk
8 eggs*
1 cup sugar
4 tsp vanilla
1 tsp nutmeg
Rum to taste
dash of cinnamon

Step 1. Buy a gallon of milk. Drink lots of White Russians until you only have half of your gallon of milk left.
Step 2. Combine eggs, sugar, and spices. Whip until the mixture is no longer runny – ie. homogenized. In our off-grid home, this is done with a whisk and can take around five minutes. If you have a magic bullet or mixer, it will only take a couple of seconds.
Step 3. Pour egg mixture into 1 gallon container containing only eight cups (half of a gallon) of milk. Shake well.
Step 4. Add rum (spiced rum if you aren’t a hobo) until mixture is combustible or to desired taste.
Step 5. Add a dash of ground cinnamon.


We hope this recipe keeps you nice and warm during your holidays. Best wishes to all of you. Love one another. Cheers!

* Since we are all adults, and it should be obvious, I wasn’t going to mention it, but for the sake of safety (and lawyers)… If you make and consume this drink, you will be ingesting raw eggs. If the risk of samonella concerns you, you may want to use pasteurized eggs or another recipe.

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6 Responses to “Where’s The Egg?”

  1. jenn says:

    I ran across this eggnog recipe on the internet. It is said to be General George Washington’s. He was famous, especially after the Revolutionary War, for holding festive Christmas gatherings featuring his unique brand of eggnog. As one commenter said about the mixture in regards to salmonella “This recipe, I wouldn’t worry too much about that – there’s enough alcohol in it to kill germs that are merely in the same room, never mind any that might be in the eggs :)”

    The General’s Eggnog
    One quart of cream
    One quart of milk
    A dozen eggs
    One pint of brandy
    A half pint of rye
    A quarter pint of rum
    A quarter pint of sherry

  2. I’m going to give it a try. Merry Christmas!!

  3. the alx says:

    I made it without alcohol, it was good thanks jenn, You are awesome!!!!!

  4. Daisy says:

    I am not a fan of eggnogg (too scared of catching a salmonella bug I guess) That picture of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation however is a classic. Happy New Year!

  5. 4x4Steve says:

    Hey guys, luv the blog and the eggnog recipe… Man nothing like a chilly night, nice fire and some “super charged” eggnog to keep ya warm… The recipe looks very easy and doable in the field… We should make a batch for Xmas and/or the RTR…


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