Eggnog In A Sippy Cup? – A How-To Activity
Eggnog is synonymous with the festive season, but that doesn’t mean your toddler can’t get in on the fun. By choosing a non-alcoholic, healthy eggnog alternative for their sippy cups, children will have an enjoyable treat during the holidays. Interested in making your own baby-friendly eggnog? Here’s how.
Put A Spin On Traditional Eggnog
Traditional eggnog isn’t safe for babies. Alcohol aside, cow’s milk can cause intestinal bleeding in children under the age of 12 months, while raw eggs pose a salmonella risk, as Fatherly reports. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t make your own eggnog which your kids can safely consume.
The key is to remove adult-only ingredients, such as rum and raw eggs, from your child’s eggnog sippy cup. Don’t worry, you don’t have to remove the eggs from the recipe altogether. Just cook them. Yes, really! As for the milk and cream elements of eggnog recipes, make sure your baby is older than 18 months before feeding him/her dairy products – and that goes for non-dairy milk as well, such as rice or almond milk.
Delicious Eggnog Recipe
Trial and Eater has an easy recipe for kid-friendly eggnog that contains cooked eggs.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
½ cup sugar
2 cups milk
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 egg yolks
1 ½ cups cream
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
pinch of ground nutmeg
- Mix the cinnamon and milk in a saucepan, and place it on low heat for a few minutes to warm it up.
- In a bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar together.
- Pour this egg mixture into the saucepan. Cook it over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes until it is thick.
- Take the saucepan off the heat and allow the mixture to cool.
- Add the vanilla, nutmeg, and cream. Whisk it well together.
- Leave it in the fridge for a few hours.
What If Your Baby Can’t Eat Dairy?
If your toddler is allergic to dairy, you can swap the milk for rice milk. The cream, on the other hand, can be made by rice and water as described on the Food52 website. You’ll need five cups of cold water and two cups of whole-grain germinated brown rice. Soak the rice in three cups of water overnight, then rinse it off and place it in a blender with the other two cups of water. Blend on high speed for five minutes to create a beautiful and thick cream, no dairy required! Tastes great in a Daphyl’s Sippy Cup!
Editor’s Note: Giulia Simolo is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.