A glass of eggnog tastes like the farthest thing from morning eggs or a warm dinner meal. Eggnog is actually said to taste like melted ice cream in a glass that's somehow hugging your throat as you drink it. Eggnog is both simple and intricate at the same time.
Traditional homemade eggnog is made of milk or cream, sugar, raw eggs, one or more alcoholic spirits, and spices, often vanilla or nutmeg and in some recipes, cloves. Some recipes call for the eggs to be separated so that the egg whites can be whipped until they are thick; this gives the drink a frothy texture. It's like fluid cream. In taste, it's much like a custard, though uncooked.
As I became more curious about this festive drink, I began to ask students and staff members at Wethersfield High school how they felt about this eggy drink!
Surprisingly, many have not tried this famous holiday drink. As I went around, student to student, a shocking amount told me that they've never had it. Following with something along the lines of ¨the concept freaks me out!¨ said by Ariana Bongiovanni.
The fact that there are raw eggs in this creamy drink really throws a lot of people off, making them squeamish to the thought of trying it.
Other people just hate it for different aspects. Such as Emma Moore who dislikes eggnog because ¨the texture is awful¨, along with the fact that she is not a fan of milk, so this milky drink is just not for her. Mrs. Daley, however hates this drink because of how it makes her stomach feel. People who are lactose intolerant avoid this creamy drink and the discomfort it causes them.
Despite, the reason many people hate this drink, there are even more who love this drink such as Mrs. Haas, Mrs. Riccardi, Amayia and Roets, who just overall enjoy this sweet, thick, and creamy drink for its creamy cinnamon flavor and its versatility!
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