Easter dinner is usually a traditional dinner of ham and simple sides. At least on our farm, that is the case. That doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy something different to change things up a bit. This Easter Eggnog is a delightful way to combine a rich holiday drink with the sweetness of chocolate. It’s not too sweet however, using dark chocolate as the base.
If you are sharing with your littlest chefs, leave out the chocolate liqueur.
4 egg yolks
2 cups milk
cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped dark chocolate
2 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup chocolate liqueur (such as Godiva Original Liqueur)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Garnish (optional): whipped cream & cinnamon
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together egg yolks, milk, sugar, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, and cinnamon. When mixture is well combined and just starts to boil and bubble, remove from heat.
Pour mixture in a bowl over an ice bath and whisk for several minutes until cool. Whisk in cream, liqueur, and vanilla. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator.
Top with whipped cream and cinnamon if desired.
Makes 4 (about 1-cup servings)
Make sure you whisk the egg yolks and liquids well while over the heat so that the eggs don’t curdle.
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