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- 2 cups milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp whole cloves
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 6 eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups whipped cream
Heat the milk, vanilla and spices, slowly bringing to a boil. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs and sugar. Once the milk mixture has come to a boil, add the eggs and sugar and heat to 160⁰F – approximately 2-3 minutes. Pour through a strainer to remove any cooked egg and the whole cloves. Chill overnight. Before serving, whip 2 cups of heavy whipping cream in a bowl, using a whisk or electric mixer. Whisk until frothy. Add whipped cream to chilled eggnog mixture and combine well. Enjoy!Download RecipeRead More
Makes 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15min
Cook Time: 10min
Perk up classic eggnog with espresso powder and an orange peel garnish.
- 6 beaten egg yolks
- 3 cups LACTAID® Reduced Fat Milk
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon instant espresso coffee powder
- ¼ cup coffee liqueur (optional)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Orange peel strips
- In a heavy medium saucepan mix the egg yolks, LACTAID®Reduced Fat Milk, and sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture just coats a metal spoon, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Place the pan in a sink or bowl of ice water and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in instant coffee, coffee liqueur (if desired) and vanilla. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
- Garnish each serving with orange peel strips.
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Because of the ease of preparation, Queso Fresco, meaning fresh cheese, is a great addition to your make-it-at home repertoire. Fundamentally, Queso Fresco is curdled milk, but don’t let that be a deterrent to using or making this versatile cheese. Its mild flavor complements spicy Mexican dishes like enchiladas and burritos, but also provide a great accent to salads and soups. Its white color adds interest to darker colored dishes. Queso Fresco does not melt, causing it to keep its shape when heated.
Queso Fresco Cheese Recipe
- One gallon of milk
- 1/3 cup vinegar, cider or herbed vinegar will work
- One large pot (large enough to hold one gallon of milk)
- Cheese cloth
- Container for shaping cheese, optional
1. COAGULATE or CURDLE the MILK, STIRRING AND HEATING THE CURD
Heat one-gallon of milk (any variety) in a large pan to 195° Fahrenheit. When milk reaches 195°, stir in 1/3 cup vinegar of choice. The milk protein will begin to coagulate immediately. Turn off the heat. Allow hot milk to set for 10 minutes.
2. DRAIN OFF THE WHEY (THE LIQUID)
Line a colander with fine cheesecloth and pour the curds and whey into the colander. Allow the cheese to drain for about an hour. You can also hang the cheese to drain; simply tie the cheese cloth around the curds and suspend over a bowl. Once the curds stop dripping whey, you are ready for step 3.
3. COLLECT AND PRESS THE CURD (SOLIDS) INTO DESIRED SHAPE
If you prefer, press the curd or solids into a desired-shape container. OR simply remove the cheese from the cloth, wrap in plastic wrap, or place into a container. Store in the refrigerator until ready for use.
How to Serve: Queso Fresco can be crumbled or cut into cubes. Queso Fresco has the ability to take on the flavor of other foods. Top soups, salads, casseroles, or mix with fresh herbs like basil.Download RecipeRead More
Gilberta Gilmore, Olathe, Colorado, Mountain States and Regional Winner, 2002
1 cup diced cheese – your choice of varieties that melt readily
1 cup diced tomatoes
¼ cup diced onion
1 cup diced green pepper
½ teaspoon chopped garlic
1 diced jalapeno pepper
salt and pepper to taste
Melt cheese in microwave on medium setting. Add diced ingredients to melted cheese. Use as a dip for chips or in your favorite omelet.Download RecipeRead More