A Noggin’ Filled with Whipped Eggs, Cream, and Sugar Makes…., blogmas, day 24
What is Egg Nog? Where did it come from?
Being an egg nog lover, I sought answers to these questions. PBS’s The History of Food satisfied my curiosity.
” Most culinary historians agree that eggnog began as “posset” during Britain’s early medieval years, but beyond that there are many differing opinions regarding the origins of the festive drink. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, posset was “a drink made of hot milk curdled with ale, wine, or the like, often sweetened and spiced.” Down the line, it may have been monks who added in the whipped eggs. They are also said to have thrown figs into the mix. What we do know for certain is that posset was more popular in the upper classes due to the expensive price of milk, eggs, and sherry at that time. Because of its hefty price tag, posset was often used in toasts to good health and prosperity.”