Festive Eggnog Recipe

Eggnog made simple with the Microplane® Master Series Fine and Ribbon Graters. 

Can you genuinely claim to have experienced Christmas if you haven’t had a glass of Eggnog? The creamy, brandy-based, toothsome drink is not to everyone’s taste, but this version of the festive classic adds chai tea, coconut and almond milk. You’ve simply got to give it a try! 

Serves 2-3 


250ml coconut milk 

500ml almond milk 

80ml maple syrup 

3 teabags of chai tea (or 2 tsp of chai spice mix in a spice bag) 

pinch of salt 

1 tsp vanilla extract 

3 egg yolks 

For the topping: 

200g whipped cream 

Piece of dark chocolate – grated using the Microplane® Master Series Ribbon Grater 

1 shot of rum or brandy per glass (optional) 

1 tsp cinnamon – freshly grated using the Microplane® Master Series Fine Grater 


1. Put all the ingredients, except for the egg yolks into a saucepan and warm through slowly. Do not boil! 

2. Leave to infuse for 5 minutes 

3. Mix the egg yolks in a bowl and add some warm almond milk then pour it into the saucepan and heat everything up again, slowly, stirring constantly 

4. Remove the tea bags/spice sachets from the pan 

5. Pour a shot of brandy into each glass, divide the mixture equally, top with whipped cream and a fresh grating of cinnamon and chocolate 

The Microplane® Master Series is a collection of elegantly designed graters crafted with a walnut handle and sturdy stainless steel frame, available in FIVE blade styles including the long, narrow Master Zester (RRP £29.95) and FOUR paddle-shaped graters; Fine, Coarse, Ribbon and Extra Coarse blades (RRP £34.95). 

The Microplane® range is available from Borough Kitchen, Divertimenti, and independent cookshops nationwide.