Orange Blossom Easter Eggnog
Updated: Apr 4
PREPARATION : 10 minutes | YIELD : 2 portions ( or 1 large glass )
• 30 ml (1 oz.) spiced dark rum or brandy (for an alcohol-free version, replace with 1/2 teaspoon of rum extract)
. 2 egg yolks
• 1 tbsp. of honey
• 250 ml (8 oz.) of milk or vegetable drink
• 1 sachet (3g) Orange blossom herbal tea
• A pinch of nutmeg
• Cinnamon sticks (optional)
1. In an electric mixer, pour the rum or brandy (or rum extract), egg yolk and honey.
2. Mix until the content is homogeneous.
3. Bring the milk or vegetable drink to a boil. Add the orange blossom herbal tea and infuse for 10 minutes. Remove the bag (or the loose tea).
4. Pour all the ingredients into toddy-style transparent mugs or glasses.
5. Add a pinch of nutmeg and a cinnamon stick for decoration.
6. Serve hot, warm or cold and enjoy!
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" Eggnog is a drink that made its reputation in Europe in the thirties. This drink traditionally served on Christmas Eve was also appreciated throughout the winter. Composed of milk, cream, sugar and an egg yolk, it is flavored with nutmeg or cinnamon. The traditional version includes spirits, such as brandy , rum or whisky.
Today the eggnog remains a classic in the Christmas tradition. But outside of the holiday season it is difficult to get it commercially. Fortunately, by cooking it yourself using our recipe, you no longer have to deprive yourself of it the rest of the year.
In this homemade version, inspired by the fragrant orange blossom flower very popular in baking, I infused the FloralTea herbal tea for a most successful variation: a creamy and luxurious drink with an irresistible floral and spice scent.
Widely used in herbal medicine to relieve sleep disorders and strengthen the digestive system, the orange blossom flower, combined here with orange peel, lily flower, cinnamon and rooibos from the herbal tea, make this homemade eggnog a delight with inviting aromas and digestive and soothing properties.
In this period of forced isolation, this year replace the traditional Easter egg hunt with a great family-friendly eggnog recipe. A comforting drink, a simple activity to do indoors with loved ones, with ingredients readily available.
Take care of yourself and your family, safe at home! "
To help you regain your well-being and vitality, Nathalie offers herbalist-phytotherapist care in St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, combining traditional herbal medicine and energy treatments. She is a member of the Quebec Guild of Herbalists and is a naturopath certified by the Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada. She is a food consultant and a culinary florist. She is the author of the book Des fleurs dans votre assiette published by Editions MultiMondes, distributed in Canada and Europe. Honored at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in July 2019 in Macau, China, her book won the 3 rd place worldwide in the A13 category Blogger / Social Media printed book. Her book was also nominated for the Taste Canada Awards 2019, where she stood out as a finalist alongside Ricardo and Josée di Stasio.