Black Folks Soul Food Homemade Eggnog

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Eggnog is a welcome addition to the spiced-up drinks and festive foods during the holiday season. Southern comfort food that you can drink!

I used to buy eggnog every Thanksgiving and Christmas until my mom turned me onto the way her mom and grandma enjoyed it. Homemade – the Black folks’ soul food way.

 

Black Folks Soul Food Homemade Eggnog

 

What is Black folks soul food homemade eggnog?

My mom shared the recipe the same as Puerto Rican homemade eggnog, coquito. Makes sense when you consider our Afro–Puerto Rican relatives. 

So, in essence, this is still a Black folks’ recipe. A Southern comfort spice eggnog.

But instead of preparing it on the islands of PR. My grandmas were making it on the shores of North Cackalacky! 

 

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Soul Food Homemade Eggnog Recipe

 

What does soul food homemade eggnog taste like?

Creamy and sweet, Black folks’ homemade eggnog has a flavor profile that resembles cinnamon, coconut, and rum, making it perfect during the most wonderful time of the year!

 

 

How do you make Black folks soul food homemade eggnog?

How do you make Southern comfort spice eggnog at home?

On top of tasting delicious, it’s effortless to prepare — whisk together all the ingredients with a bit of vanilla extract and a touch of cinnamon until firm peaks form. Then blend. 

Once you get this homemade eggnog in hand and you drink – you’ll want seconds! This is OK because the recipe makes at least 5 servings.

 

Black Folks Soul Food Homemade Eggnog In The Instant Pot

 

Can you use the Instant Pot for this recipe?

You know I’m all about Magical Meals In Minutes. Even when I’m making homemade beverages.

I like to use the Instant Pot as a double boiler to combine the egg and milk seamlessly. Then transfer the milk mixture with the remaining ingredients to the blender to mix thoroughly for the perfect consistency.

 

When do you serve soul food eggnog?

Soul food homemade eggnog is a holiday cocktail (or mocktail) served before, after, or during dinner, starting with Thanksgiving, on into Christmas, and for the New Year’s holiday

 

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Black folks often enjoyed this drink as a holiday party tradition. My mom has nostalgic memories of when she was a little girl, and her mom let her have a sip just before the rum was poured in. 

Now let’s be honest. Some of y’all’s nostalgic memories are of homemade eggnog and good times spent with this spiced specialty at the neighborhood bootlegger’s house! Just sayin’.

Our Afro-Caribbean cousins also enjoy this drink as coquito or coqui. A classic libation during the Christmas holiday season.

 

Black folks’ soul food homemade eggnog recipe

Yields – 5 cocktails (or mocktails if you omit the rum)

 

How Do You Make Black Folks Soul Food Homemade Eggnog?

 

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Ingredients for Black folks soul food homemade eggnog

  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 12 oz evaporated milk (1 can)
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
  • 14 oz cream of coconut
  • ½ a cup of water
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • ½ a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ a cup of rum (optional)

 

Instant Pot Soul Food Homemade Eggnog

 

Instructions for Black folks soul food homemade eggnog

  1. To make a batch of delicious soul food eggnog, you’ll use your Instant Pot as a double boiler. 
  2. Open the Instant Po lid and pour the water inside the stainless-steel inner pot.
  3. Then set your stainless-steel bowl or Instant Pot pot-in-pot inside the inner pot with 3 cups of water. Make sure the bowl-in-pot floats on the water inside the inner pot. You can stick a wooden spoon in between the inner pot and the bowl so that the bowl stays stable and in place while afloat. 
  4. Then, turn the Instant Pot on using the sauté setting for 20 minutes (although you’ll likely not use all of this time, I like to allow extra for the sauté to heat up).
  5. Pour the egg yolks and evaporated milk into the empty bowl-in-pot (or pot-in-pot) and whisk the ingredients until the mixture is blended, thick, and reaches 160 degrees F. 
  6. Use the thermometer to know when the temperature reaches 160 degrees, turn off the Instant Pot, and pour the mixture into a blender. 
  7. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender (condensed milk, cream of coconut, ½ a cup of water, ground nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and optional rum). 
  8. Pulse for a minute or less until well blended. 
  9. Place the finished eggnog in an airtight container in the fridge to chill for at least 4 hours and shake well before serving.
  10. Pour Black folks soul food homemade eggnog over ice, and optionally garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a cinnamon stick, and serve & enjoy!

 

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Black Folks Soul Food Homemade Eggnog Recipe

 

How do you serve eggnog?

Beautiful glass tumblers are traditionally used to serve eggnog. Pour it into either a large cocktail glass – with or without the rocks! Although, glass with ice cubes gives the drink an aromatic touch. 

Keeping eggnog chilled will increase its refreshing quality, but it can diminish the nog’s richness if you let the ice melt in it.

 

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Black folks soul food homemade eggnog FAQs

Are soul food homemade eggnog and Puerto Rican coquito (homemade eggnog) the same thing?

Traditional eggnog is an American drink made from raw eggs and sweetened with sugar despite its name. 

Conversely, coquito and soul food homemade eggnog are made the same way and contain eggs and sweetness from condensed milk. Not to mention, the rum, of course, is also an essential ingredient of both!

 

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What are the black dots in eggnog?

The black dots or specks in eggnog are the spices – the cinnamon and nutmeg!

 

Is it possible to make soul food homemade eggnog without an egg?

Luckily, both egg and egg-free variations of this beverage exist. So, the decision to add or not to add eggs to your homemade recipe is entirely up to you!

 

Can you make this vegan?

A vegan variation of this traditional soul food delight exists. Just follow some simple instructions to whip up a vegan version for your guests:

  • Substitute evaporated milk with almond or soy milk.
  • Instead of sweetened condensed milk, you can use a cup of sugar or a different milk alternative.
  • Be sure to add the sugar slowly, tasting along the way until it reaches your desired sweetness.

 

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Can you make this soul food eggnog ahead of time?

Black folks soul food homemade eggnog can be prepared and chilled in the fridge as early as two hours beforehand and up to three days in advance. Then, when it’s time to serve, pull out the tray and top with grated nutmeg or cinnamon!

 

Does this soul food eggnog become more potent if left sitting for a more extended period?

Although the alcohol content will remain the same, the taste will improve. This is because the longer eggnog chills in the fridge, the more time it has for the alcohol and flavor to come together and blend. So making this fantastic drink a few days ahead is recommended for the best results!

 

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Can soul food homemade eggnog be made without rum?

For a kid-friendly holiday drink, omit the rum and make virgin eggnog. Despite its rich, creamy texture and delicious taste, it’s still alcohol-free without the rum.

 

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Can you get drunk off of homemade eggnog?

Well, it depends on the amount of alcohol in the homemade eggnog mix.

If you add just a couple of drops for flavor, you might feel a little buzz, but probably not drunk. 

Additionally, it depends on how much eggnog with rum you’ve consumed. 

It’s up to you how much rum you use. A regular serving contains less than one shot.

*But most importantly, be sure to always drink responsibly.

 

Can you recommend a good rum to make this drink?

Some recipes use white rum, but the taste of dark rum is often preferred during the holiday season. Spiked homemade eggnog can be a strong one, intended for sipping. 

 

Soul Food Homemade Eggnog

 

How many servings does this recipe yield?

This recipe yields 5 cocktails (or mocktails if you’re omitting the rum).

 

How long does soul food homemade eggnog last?

It’s recommended to serve this drink fresh, and if there are any leftovers, you should keep them in the refrigerator. Refrigeration is required since this recipe contains milk and eggs. 

 

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How long does homemade eggnog last in the fridge?

  • Fridge – Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in a sealed container or pitcher.
  • Freezer – Freeze homemade eggnog in an airtight container for up to 6 months. Leave a bit of room for expansion in the container.

 

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What do you think about this recipe?

Want more delicious New Year’s traditions?

Then why not give this Black folks’ soul food homemade eggnog recipe a try?

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 

 

Black Folks Soul Food Homemade Eggnog

Black Folks Soul Food Homemade Eggnog

Creamy and sweet, Black folks' homemade eggnog has a flavor profile that resembles cinnamon, coconut, and rum. Southern comfort spice eggnog and soul food at its finest!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Soul Food, Southern Food
Keyword: beverages, Black folks soul food homemade eggnog, eggnog recipe, homemade eggnog, soul food, soul food eggnog, southern food, vegetarian
Servings: 5 cocktails (or mocktails)
Calories: 755kcal
Author: Shaunda Necole

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 12 oz evaporated milk 1 can
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk 1 can
  • 14 oz cream of coconut
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup rum optional

Instructions

  • To make a batch of delicious soul food eggnog, you’ll use your Instant Pot as a double boiler.
  • Open the Instant Po lid and pour the water inside the stainless-steel inner pot.
  • Then set your stainless-steel bowl or Instant Pot pot-in-pot inside the inner pot with 3 cups of water. Make sure the bowl-in-pot floats on the water inside the inner pot. You can stick a wooden spoon in between the inner pot and the bowl so that the bowl stays stable and in place while afloat. 
  • Then, turn the Instant Pot on using the sauté setting for 20 minutes (although you’ll likely not use all of this time, I like to allow extra for the sauté to heat up).
  • Pour the egg yolks and evaporated milk into the empty bowl-in-pot (or pot-in-pot) and whisk the ingredients until the mixture is blended, thick, and reaches 160 degrees F.
  • Use the thermometer to know when the temperature reaches 160 degrees, turn off the Instant Pot, and pour the mixture into a blender.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the blender (condensed milk, cream of coconut, ½ a cup of water, ground nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and optional rum).
  • Pulse for a minute or less until well blended.
  • Place the finished eggnog in an airtight container in the fridge to chill for at least 4 hours and shake well before serving.
  • Pour Black folks soul food homemade eggnog over ice, and optionally garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a cinnamon stick, and serve & enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 755kcal | Carbohydrates: 106g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 594mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 103g | Vitamin A: 479IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 424mg | Iron: 1mg
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Nutrition Facts
Black Folks Soul Food Homemade Eggnog
Amount per Serving
Calories
755
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
28
g
43
%
Saturated Fat
 
21
g
131
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Cholesterol
 
140
mg
47
%
Sodium
 
238
mg
10
%
Potassium
 
594
mg
17
%
Carbohydrates
 
106
g
35
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
103
g
114
%
Protein
 
17
g
34
%
Vitamin A
 
479
IU
10
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
424
mg
42
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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1 Comment

  1. Cyrene Jo Peñas
    April 7, 2022 / 12:48 pm

    5 stars
    I would love to try this recipe on next holiday!

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