Chocolate Eggnog, Ponche de Chocolate


En Español

This eggnog is a great drink for any Holiday Season. I thought it would be a great drink to celebrate Valentines, but for chocolate lovers any time is great to have a cup of this, chocolate eggnog.

Note: You can make the traditional vanilla eggnog with this recipe, just omit the cocoa powder.

Chocolate EggnogPONCHE DE CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE EGG NOG (15)

 
Ingredients:
4 cups milk
⅓ cup of chocolate powder
1 anise star
1 cinnamon stick
2 cloves
pinch of nutmeg
1½ teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cup of Rum
8 egg yolks
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 can of condensed milk (1 ½ cup = 405 g)
1 can of evaporated milk (11 onz.)
¼ - ½ cup of sugar 

Preparation:
1. Bring to a slight boil the milk and chocolate, then mix in the anise, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and one cup of rum minus 1 tablespoon. Reserve the tablespoon of rum for egg yolks. Let simmer until the spices release their aroma and rum evaporates. Remove from heat, let stand covered for an hour and then strain to eliminate the spices. Combined with condensed milk and evaporated milk. Add ¼ cup of sugar a little at a time until the desired sweetness is achieved. Bring to medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.

2. Meanwhile, beat egg yolks with 2 tablespoons of sugar, and vanilla until it's pale yellow in color and has doubled in quantity. Add the reserved tablespoon of rum, beat for one more minute and set aside.

3. When the milk mixture reaches a high temperature,  do NOT bring to boil, temper the yolks by taking a bit of hot milk and pouring it in a stream form into the yolks while beating. Then add the yolks to the mixture of milk slowly, while beating rapidly with a whisk until combined. Continue stirring until it thickens and remove from heat.

4. Cool before pouring into properly sterilized bottles and keep in the refrigerator. Serve cold.


Yield: About 7 cups. Fills two medium size bottles.


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Note:
a) When cooled it thickens even more.
b) If you like, you can use more condensed milk and omit the sugar.




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4 Friends Have Comment:

  1. Just beautiful Mari! I this idea for Valentines and I bet my husband would too. He's a huge fan of nog.

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  2. So lovely this ponche de chocolate Mari!! Choco and all spices, I can feel the smell, wonderfull!!

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  3. a very flavorful eggnog!

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  4. Oh, very nice! Very romantic.

    Paz xox

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