Indian Spiked Eggnog

egg nog with an Indian twist

Eggnog has always fascinated me because my parents never made or served it.  In our house, the most similar drink was lassi, which is made from yogurt and sometimes flavored with fruit (mango), sugar or salt.  It wasn’t until I attended my first holiday party that I had a taste of eggnog. I have to admit, I was not a fan, but over the years I have tasted some pretty good varieties.

This year, I wanted to make up a version that was spiked with some Indian flavors.  My eggnog recipe is based off of Puerto Rican Coquito, which is a kind of a rum eggnog that uses coconut milk & condensed milk, instead of heavy cream and is not as thick.  I first heard about it on an NPR segment and thought it may lend itself well to Indian spices of cardamom and saffron.

If you’re looking for an alternative to the usual eggnog, this could be it.

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  • The Mistress of Spices

    Indian coquito! What a gorgeous and delicious sounding idea…

  • Chitra

    Thanks Ramya! Wishing you a happy holiday! xo