Frozen Eggs for Eggnog?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by amorgan, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. amorgan

    amorgan Out Of The Brooder

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    So I'm about to prepare a bounty of eggs to be frozen in anticipation of the long winter months. But I was wondering if anyone has tried to use frozen eggs to make eggnog? I plan to add sugar or salt to batches of egg and the recipe I plan to use will heat the eggnog mixture to 160 degrees in order to pasteurize it (I'm not big into eating raw eggs whether they're mine or not). I'm worried about the texture of the thawed egg in a drink, but I'm loathe to purchase store eggs for this recipe come Christmas. Thanks!
     
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  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Don't know about the texture but bet it could be "weird"? Would hate to freeze those eggs and not be happy with the eggnog.

    Why not make ahead and freeze the eggnog, not just the eggs, found this in a google search:

    Eggnog may be frozen for up to six months. For best results, freeze eggnog in a container with a little extra room (about 1/2-inch of space from the top) to allow for expansion during freezing. Frozen egg nog should be good for about 6 months, whether it is store bought or home made.
    IMO make it now, freeze it and defrost in fridge for the holidays.
     
  3. amorgan

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    Didn't think about making it ahead of time! Might have to try it! Maybe I can also try a small batch using frozen eggs as an experiment to see which way comes out better.:confused:
     
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  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Would love to hear how the experiment works out.
     
  5. amorgan

    amorgan Out Of The Brooder

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    I found this info on http://www.eatbydate.com/dairy/milk/how-long-does-egg-nog-last-shelf-life-expiration-date/
    "Freezing is not recommended for eggnog, the freezing process destabilizes the structure and once thawed the texture and consistency of the product is altered (formation of small clumps that will never stir in)."
    So I think I may just freeze the eggs. Recipe calls for 6 eggs and 1 cup sugar, so will whisk that together and freeze for the holidays.
     
  6. wowmanacat

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    I would like to know how eggnog turns out after the eggs have been frozen. I have never frozen eggs and am unsure how they would do for baking and that.
     

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