Is eggnog still available?

Answered by Jesse Garza

As an expert sommelier and brewer, I can confidently say that eggnog is indeed still available. While it is traditionally associated with the holiday season, there is no reason why you cannot enjoy this delicious all year round. In fact, many people indulge in eggnog throughout the year, not just during Christmas and New Year's celebrations.

One of the great things about eggnog is its versatility. It can be enjoyed both hot and cold, making it suitable for any season. During the colder months, a warm mug of eggnog can be incredibly comforting and cozy. On the other hand, during the summer, a chilled glass of eggnog can be a refreshing treat to beat the heat.

I have personally enjoyed eggnog in various settings and at different times of the year. I remember sipping on a cold glass of eggnog on a warm summer evening while sitting on my porch, enjoying the sunset. It was a delightful contrast of flavors and temperatures that made for a memorable experience.

While traditionally made with eggs, milk, sugar, and spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon, there are also non-dairy alternatives available for those with dietary restrictions or preferences. You can find vegan eggnog made with plant-based milks, such as almond or coconut milk, and sweetened with natural sweeteners like maple syrup or agave nectar. These alternatives allow individuals to enjoy the taste of eggnog without any animal products.

In addition to being a standalone beverage, eggnog can also be incorporated into various recipes. It can be used as a base for pancakes, French toast, or even as a flavoring in baked goods like cookies and cakes. The creamy and rich texture of eggnog adds a unique twist to these dishes, making them even more indulgent and flavorful.

If you are unable to find commercially available eggnog, you can always make your own at home. There are countless recipes available online that cater to different tastes and dietary needs. Making homemade eggnog allows you to customize the ingredients and adjust the sweetness and spice levels to your liking.

Eggnog is still very much available throughout the year. Whether you choose to enjoy it during the holiday season or savor it on a hot summer day, eggnog can be a delightful and versatile beverage. So go ahead, indulge in a glass of eggnog, and create your own year-round holiday cheer!