By Nathalie Beaudoin Hta, N.D.
PREPARATION: 10 minutes | YIELD: 2 servings (or 1 big glass)
30 ml (1 oz.) Spiced dark rum or brandy (for a non-alcoholic version, replace with 1/2 teaspoon of rum essence)
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon of honey
250 ml (8 oz.) Milk or vegetable drink
1 sachet (3g of loose tea) of Orange Blossom herbal tea from FloralTea
Pinch of nutmeg
Cinnamon sticks (optional)
In an electric mixer, for the rum or brandy (or rum essence), egg yolk and honey ..
Mix until the contents are combined.
Bring the milk or vegetable drink to a boil. Add the orange blossom herbal tea and let infuse for 10 minutes. Remove the bag (or loose tea).
Pour all ingredients into clear toddy-style mugs or glasses.
Add a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon stick for decoration.
Serve hot, warm or cold and enjoy!
« Eggnog or eggnog is a drink that made it famous in Europe in the 1930s. This drink traditionally served on Christmas Eve was also enjoyed throughout the winter. Composed of milk, cream, sugar and an egg yolk, it is flavored with nutmeg or cinnamon. The traditional version includes a brandy, such as brandy, rum or whiskey.
Today the eggnog remains a classic in the Christmas tradition. But outside of the holiday season it is difficult to get it in stores. Fortunately, by cooking it yourself using our recipe, you don't have to deprive yourself of it the rest of the year.
In this homemade version, inspired by the fragrant orange blossom very popular in baking, I have infused it with FloralTea 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, orange blossom, combined here with orange peel, lily flower, cinnamon and rooibos in herbal tea, make this homemade eggnog a delight with inviting aromas and digestive and soothing virtues.
In this period of forced isolation, this year replace the traditional Easter coconut race with a beautiful eggnog recipe to cook with the family. A comforting beverage, a simple indoors activity, with easy-to-find ingredients.
Take care of yourself and your family, safe at home! »
In order to help you regain well-being and vitality, Nathalie offers treatments as a herbalist-phytotherapist in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, combining traditional herbalism and energy treatments. She is a member of the Guilde des herboristes du Québec and is a naturopath graduated by the Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada. She is a food consultant and culinary florist. She is the author of the book Des fleurs dans votre assiette, published by Éditions MultiMondes, distributed in Canada and Europe. Honored at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in July 2019 in Macao, China, her book won 3rd place worldwide in the A13 Blogger / Social Media printed book category. Her book was also nominated for Taste Canada - Les Lauréats des Saveurs du Canada 2019, where she stood out as a finalist alongside Ricardo and Josée di Stasio.