What The Heck Is Egg Nog?
I am a huge fan of egg nog. All I know is that it's tasty, sweet and served around the holidays, no booze for me. The rest is a mystery I will try to uncover.
Wikipedia says that egg nog is:
historically also known as a milk punch or an egg milk punch when alcoholic beverages are added, is a rich, chilled, sweetened, dairy-based beverage. It is traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, egg yolks, and whipped egg whites (which gives it a frothy texture, and its name). Distilled spirits such as brandy, rum, whisky or bourbon are often a key ingredient.
Now that you know the definition of what egg nog is, let's explore some of the history. Egg nog has been around a long time. The Spruce Eats says:
It is believed that eggnog began in Europe. As early as the 13th century, medieval monks in Britain were known to drink "posset," a warm ale punch with eggs and figs. Over time, this likely merged with the various milk and wine punches often served at social gatherings.
I am grateful I wasn't drinking egg nog in the 13th century. That doesn't sound tasty at all.
When I was a kid I made homemade egg nog. Although it was fun to do, it was time consuming and nowadays I buy my egg nog at the store. Perhaps down the road that could be a new tradition we start at home, making homemade egg nog.
Egg nog tastes like Christmas. If you are struggling with getting your Christmas spirit going this year, grab yourself a mug of egg nog. Alghough I don't consume alcohol, please add your favorite spirit, responsibly.
You shouldn't have any issues finding egg nog locally this holiday season. If you are on the hunt for some "nog" then check out these stores that you can pick some up at. In my opinion, Quality Dairy has the best egg nog.
Egg Nog Vendors in mid Michigan
Meijer - take your pick of locations.
Kroger - take your pick of locations.
Quality Dairy - QD has numerous locations locally.
ALDI - check out their locations locally.
Whole Foods Market - 2750 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823
Fresh Thyme Market - 940 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
Target Grocery - visit any one of their locations locally.
Save More Meat & Dairy Market - 5030 S Waverly Rd, Lansing, MI 48911
Horrocks - 7420 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917
Tom's Food Center - 1619 W Grand River Rd, Okemos, MI 48864