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Banana Nog

During my family's annual cookie exchange, we ran out of our beloved eggnog...much to everyone's horror! So into the kitchen I went to create this cool, creamy treat. —Jennae LeFebvre, Aurora, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    11 servings (about 2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups milk, divided
  • 3 cups half-and-half cream, divided
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup light rum
  • 1/3 cup creme de cacao
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream and baking cocoa, optional

Directions

  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine 1-1/2 cups milk, 1-1/2 cups cream, egg yolks and sugar. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture reaches 160° and is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon.
  • Place bananas in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Pour milk mixture into a pitcher; stir in the banana puree, rum, creme de cacao, vanilla, and remaining milk and cream. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.
  • Pour into chilled glasses. Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkle with cocoa if desired.

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