Saturday, December 20, 2008

Warmth in a Mug - Chocolate Eggnog

We have been snowed in for days and I have cabin fever! Justin is addicted to the local news. 24 hours a day of news reporters telling us that it is, may, or will snow. It is really exciting. They are right! It did, will, or may snow. Hurrah. Can I have Oprah back now?
So, I decided to walk to the market (trudged through the snow, 2 miles, uphill, both ways!) for some eggnog. I imagined warming up with a mug of eggnog, maybe an eggnog latte as a reward for time spent in the wind and snow.
As I was defrosting, Justin created this masterpiece in a mug.
Makes 2 large mugs. After one mug I promptly fell asleep in front of the fire all toasty inside and out.

Chocolate Eggnog
3 cups eggnog
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons shaved chocolate (or I imagine cocoa powder would work)
3 shots of dark rum

Warm the eggnog and milk in a pot. Do not let it boil. Melt in the chocolate into the mixture. Turn off heat, add rum, stir and divide between the mugs.


  1. Oooooh I am soooo trying this.
    Do you think the peppermint eggnog at my store would work?

  2. I almost think that peppermint eggnog would be too much! It is super rich already.
    PS. There is peppermint eggnog! MMMM

  3. I am running out now to get some egg nog.
    Ralph Warth