Cappuccino nog

Sunday, December 28, 2008

What you’ll need:

6 eggs, slightly beaten
2/3 c sugar
1/8 tsp salt
5 cups milk
2 tsp vanilla
2 c hot espresso coffee
1 c coffee liqueur or brandy
2 c heavy whipping cream
2 Tbl brown sugar
Ground cinnamon

Stir together eggs, sugar and salt in heavy Dutch oven. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over low heat 15 - 20 minutes, stirring constantly, just until mixture coats a metal spoon. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together coffee and liqueur or brandy. Gradually stir coffee mixture into egg mixture. Keep warm. Beat whipping cream and brown sugar in a chilled bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff. Gently fold 2 c of the whipped cream into egg mixture. Pour into mugs. Top with dollops of remaining whipped cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve immediately. Makes 16 cups.

eggs - $1.09/ dozen
sugar - $1.99/4 lb bag
milk - $3.99/gallon
vanilla - $2.25
coffee - $1.29/small
brandy - $8.00
whipping cream - $1.49
brown sugar - $1.89/ 2 pound bag
Total - $8.25/$0.52 per drink

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