Happy Festive Free Range Friday!

Posted 18th December 2015 10:44am by

Free Range Egg Nog – Yum Yum….

With Christmas just around the corner, we thought we would share with you one of our favourite Christmas tipples here at Hen Central.

Why not recreate this recipe for your friends and family and ask them to make a small donation towards ‘Free Range Friday’?

Enjoy your Egg Nog and have a cracking Christmas!

The best eggnog in the world

Serves 8

  • 3 cups (700ml) whole milk
  • 1 cup (240ml) heavy or double cream
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla bean pod, split and seeds removed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, plus more for garnish
  • 5 free range eggs, separated
  • 2/3 (130g) cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (175ml) Bacardi Dark Rum, or bourbon

In a saucepan, combine milk, cream, cinnamon, vanilla bean, vanilla seeds, and nutmeg. Bring to the boil over a medium heat. Once boiling, remove from the heat and allow to steep.

In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat egg yolks and sugar until combined and thick ribbons form when the whisk is lifted. Slowly whisk in the milk and continue to mix until the mixture is combined and smooth. Add bourbon or rum, and stir. Refrigerate overnight or for up to 3 days.

Before serving, beat the egg whites in a large bowl or stand mixer until soft peaks form. Gently fold into eggnog until combined. Serve and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.


Our aim with Free Range Friday is to spread the word so that the whole nation actively chooses and enjoys free range eggs.

If you would like to inspire others to think about where the eggs in their food have come from, whilst raising funds and awareness to support the work of the charity, why not support out Free Range Friday campaign?

To order your Free Range Friday fundraising pack please email fiona.lockwood@bhwt.co.uk or call 01884 860084. Packs are provided which include all the materials you need to get you started: invitation cards, posters, stickers and a handy guide full of ideas of how to make your event a success.

Remember – Free Range Friday donations really do make a world of difference to our lovable ladies.