When we first considered the amalgamation of chocolate, maple, and almond, we were somewhat skeptical that such bold flavors could be favorably combined, but we were encouraged by rave reviews of other similarly-seasoned dishes. Fortunately, our courageousness paid off. However, we wish we had a more clever name for this flavor of eggnog, but we couldn't come up with anything good. If you have a better idea, let us know!
|As usual, start with six egg yolks and beat until thick and light yellow. Trick question: can you find the sixth yolk in the shot on the left?|
|Mix in 1.5 c milk and heat to 160 °F to pasteurize.|
|Enjoy the nog while admiring silly edible artwork. As an aside, making this recipe is a good way to drown your sorrows when your favorite football team plays poorly, especially on a Monday night when the star quarterback gets injured.|
6 egg yolks
3 c. milk
1 c. bittersweet chocolate chips, melted
0.5 c. maple syrup
1-2 t. almond extract
Beat the egg yolks until thick and yellow, add half the milk, mix well, and heat to 160 °F. Add melted chocolate, then syrup, then almond extract and remaining milk, mix well. Cool to room temperature or below if will power permits.
Have you thought of a better name for this flavor of eggnog yet? How do you celebrate Native American Heritage month? (Other than with a glass of eggnog, of course.) Let us know in the comments section below!