Comforting Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Recipe

Eggnog is the ultimate holiday drink. It has been that for centuries now. It is delicious, smooth, and rich and is the perfect drink for a cold night. Gordon Ramsay’s eggnog recipe is just like the traditional one. The reason behind that is the recipe is perfect as it is. Also, you don’t tamper with an age-old recipe.

Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Recipe

Eggnog is also called a ‘milk punch’ as it contains alcohol (just like a punch has alcohol). Also, you can make eggnog without alcohol. The spices in the eggnog are all the sweet flavors of Christmas. Even though it’s called eggnog, you can’t sense the flavor of eggs in it. That’s because it is overpowered by other flavoring and aromatic ingredients. 

The origin of the word ‘Eggnog’ is also a bit ambiguous. Some say the word ‘nog’ refers to the strong ale brewed in Norfolk, England. Others say that it comes from the word ‘nogging,’ which was a mug several centuries ago. Anyway, no matter how the drink came into being, it is absolutely delicious and a holiday favorite. Keep reading to find out more about Gordon Ramsay’s eggnog recipe.  But before you check it out, explore the other Gordon Ramsay’s Thanksgiving recipes.

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Gordon Ramsay Eggnog

What Is Eggnog?

Eggnog is a thick custard-like drink made of rum, brandy, or any other alcoholic beverage with raw eggs, milk, and sugar. Originating in England, eggnog is a sweet, creamy, and rich drink prepared in no time. Historically, eggnog is known as a milk punch which is served during the festive season. 

What Are The Tips To Make Gordon Ramsay Eggnog?

  • Whip up the spices with egg whites and make a delicious eggnog at home. 
  • You need 1.5 ounces of alcohol per serving. Choose your favorite alcohol among whiskies, rums, brandies, etcetera. 
  • To make eggnog, you can choose some other variations like ginger liqueur, peppermint schnapps, and white chocolate liqueur. 
  • Neutralize the sweetness of eggnog by adding hard and dark high-quality liqueur. 
Eggnog being served

How Is Regular Eggnog Different From Gordon Ramsay Eggnog?

Regular eggnog is not much different from Gordon Ramsay eggnog. Both recipes include the traditional elements like milk, eggs, rum or brandy, nutmeg, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla essence. Gordon Ramsay follows the same traditional way by first whisking sugar with milk to make authentic eggnog. Then, he simmers the milk in the pan until it is thickened and infused with spices.

What Equipment Will You Need To Make Gordon Ramsay Eggnog?

  • Saucepan – You’ll need one saucepan to boil the milk and infuse the spices.
  • Large Bowls – You’ll need one bowl to whisk the egg yolks and the other one to whisk the egg whites.
  • Whisk – Beat the egg yolks with a whisk.
  • Ladle – Stir all the elements frequently using a large spoon.

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Gordon Ramsay Eggnog?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeResting Time Total Time
10 Minutes20 Minutes1 Hour 1 Hour 30 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Gordon Ramsay Eggnog?

Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Ingredients
  • Whole Milk – Milk is the key constituent for the eggnog along with the eggs (of course!).
  • Double Cream – Double creams add texture and a rich taste to the beverage. It also makes the drink thicker.
  • Caster Sugar – The eggnog is a sweet drink and you have to beat the egg whites as well as the egg yolks with sugar.
  • Eggs – The key ingredient for this recipe is eggs. I mean, it wouldn’t be eggnog without eggs. You will need egg yolks and egg whites.
  • Brandy – This ingredient is actually optional. You can choose to make non-alcoholic eggnog (if you are making it for kids). Even though brandy is the most common choice for eggnog, you can also use rum or cognac. 
  • Vanilla Extract – A lot of people don’t prefer the ‘eggy’ smell in their eggnog, so vanilla extract makes it smell sweeter. 
  • Nutmeg – Adding nutmeg to the eggnog will enhance the aromatic flavors.
  • Cinnamon – Eggnog is a drink for the holidays. So, garnish the homemade eggnog with a cinnamon stick.

Steps To Make Gordon Ramsay Eggnog


Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Step 1

Step 1- In a large saucepan, pour the whole milk and cream. Simmer until it is thickened and well combined.


Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Step 2

Step 2- Then add all the spices like nutmeg, ground ginger, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon. Simmer the milk for at least 5-10 minutes.


Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Step 3

Step 3- Meanwhile, take a bowl and break two eggs. Separate the egg yolk and egg whites in different bowls.


Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Step 4

Step 4- Combine sugar with egg yolks nicely until it is combined well.


Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Step 5

Step 5- Further, add the egg yolk mixture to the saucepan. Let the complete mixture simmer for around 5 minutes to achieve the desired consistency. Turn off the flame when you see the bubbles forming and strain off the mixture to avoid any lumps.


Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Step 6

Step 6- Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to enhance the aromatic flavors. Moving forward, add 60 ml of brandy to the eggnog mixture. Let it sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour to enjoy the chilled eggnog at home.


Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Step 7

Step 7- Finally, beat the egg whites with two tablespoons of powdered sugar until you see the soft peaks forming.


Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Step 8

Step 8- Now pour the eggnog mixture into the serving glass and top it up with the beaten egg white mixture. Garnish the eggnog with a cinnamon stick.


Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Step 9

Step 9- Your Gordon Ramsay style Eggnog is ready.


Nutritional Value

Calories88 kcal
Fat4.2 g
Saturated Fat2.6 g
Cholesterol59 g
Sodium54 mg
Potassium165 mg
Carbohydrates8 g
Fiber 0 g
Sugar8 g
Protein4.6 g

How Will Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Look And Taste Like?

Holiday Eggnog From Gordon Ramsay

The eggnog has a color between light beige and off-white. It is served with a cinnamon stick that gives it a great holiday feel. Despite containing egg whites and yolks, eggnog doesn’t taste like egg. Many people compare its taste to melted custard ice cream. It has a rich, smooth, and creamy texture. It tastes sweet with overtones of ground spices. This is the perfect beverage to sip near the fireplace when waiting for Santa to come.

Best Alcohol Drinks For Eggnog

Add dark, amber-colored spirits with a higher alcohol content to eggnog. It will help to neutralize the flavors of eggnog. The best alcoholic drink options for adding to the eggnog are under. 

  • Bourbon – Bourbon is an amazing traditional whiskey paired well with eggnog. The flavors taste heavenly and can give you a boozy high. 
  • Aged Rum – An old classic dark rum is another variation that can be added to the eggnog. You can mix the rum with cognac and add it to the eggnog for enhanced flavors. 
  • Irish Whiskey – With light, fruity, and evident cereal grainy notes, Irish whiskey adds richness to the eggnog. 
  • Brandy – Generally, apple, peach, and apricot brandy flavors are popularly used while making eggnog. The spicy notes of brandy escalate the drink’s flavors. 
  • Coffee Liqueur – Coffee liqueur like Kahlua nd Tia Maria are popular selections to use for making eggnog. Coffee liqueurs are dark, rum-based, and syrupy-sweet. You can relish the flavors of coffee liquor added to cocktails, eggnog, and coffees. 

Why Is Eggnog Not Sold Year Round?

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The demand for traditional eggnog usually increases during winter. The drink was a wintertime favorite of the British aristocracy. For the first time, they mixed it with quality liquor and enjoyed the buzz. Moreover, the festive cocktail, eggnog became particularly popular around Christmas to toast the new season.

Is It Ok To Drink Eggnog Everyday?

Traditional eggnog is packed with a significant amount of calories. When compared to other drinks, eggnog is pretty indulgent and flavorful. 

It is safe to drink eggnog frequently, however, there are some major risks involved with the regular consumption of raw eggs. We would recommend you to have eggnog frequently only when you are healthy enough and avoid it on a regular basis.

Recipe Card

Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Recipe

Gordon Ramsay’s Eggnog Recipe

Eggnog is the ultimate holiday drink and Gordon Ramsay's eggnog is the ultimate recipe for it. It has spicy overtones and a sweet smell of vanilla. The texture is rich, creamy, and smooth and leaves you with warmth. It is the perfect drink for a cold winter night.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Chef’s Delight
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 88 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Saucepan
  • Saucepan
  • 2 Large Bowls
  • Whisk
  • Long Spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 700 ml Whole Milk
  • 350 ml Double Cream
  • 230 g Caster Sugar
  • 5 Egg Yolks
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 4 tablespoons Brandy
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Ground Ginger
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • Whole Nutmeg and Cinnamon Sticks (for serving)

Instructions
 

  • In a large saucepan, pour the whole milk and cream. Simmer until it is thickened and well combined.
    Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Step 1
  • Then, add all the spices like nutmeg, ground ginger, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon. Simmer the milk for at least 5-10 minutes.
    Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Step 2
  • Meanwhile, take a bowl and break two eggs. Separate the egg yolk and egg whites in different bowls.
    Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Step 3
  • Combine sugar with egg yolks nicely until it is combined well.
    Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Step 4
  • Further, add the egg yolk mixture to the saucepan. Let the complete mixture simmer for around 5 minutes to achieve the desired consistency. Turn off the flame when you see the bubbles forming and strain off the mixture to avoid any lumps.
    Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Step 5
  • Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to enhance the aromatic flavors. Moving forward, add 60 ml of brandy to the eggnog mixture. Let it sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour to enjoy the chilled eggnog at home.
    Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Step 6
  • Finally, beat the egg whites with two tablespoons of powdered sugar until you see the soft peaks forming.
    Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Step 7
  • Now pour the eggnog mixture into the serving glass and top it up with the beaten egg white mixture. Garnish the eggnog with a cinnamon stick.
    Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Step 8
  • Your Gordon Ramsay style Eggnog is ready.
    Gordon Ramsay Eggnog Step 9

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Nutrition

Serving: 100g | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4.6g | Fat: 4.2g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 165mg | Sugar: 8g
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How did eggnog get its name?

The etymology of the word eggnog has old English origins, with “nog” meaning either a strong beer or a wooden cup.

Where is eggnog most popular?

Throughout Canada, the United States and some European countries, eggnog is traditionally consumed over the Christmas season, from late October until the end of the holiday season.

Can u freeze eggnog?

Eggnog may be frozen for up to six months. For best results, freeze eggnog in a container with a little extra room (about 1/2-inch of space from the top) to allow for expansion during freezing. 

What is eggnog called in England?

The British sometimes call it egg flip.

So here it is! The recipe for Gordon Ramsay’s eggnog. It is creamy, it is delicious, and it is definitely worth a try. Do make it for the holidays and tell us how much you loved it. Also, mention in the comments any other holiday recipes that you want us to write. See you in another great recipe!

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