Jamie Oliver’s egg nog!

Posted 5th December 2016 03:31pm by

With our Festive Free Range Friday just around the corner we thought we’d share this truly terrific egg nog recipe with you!

It come from BHWT patron Jamie Oliver and is guaranteed to get you in the mood for Christmas. Plus, it’s a great way to use some of the those eggs your girls have been laying!

So get practicing and you can serve up your own freshly made egg nog at your own Free Range Friday event! See below for more information.

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.


Free Range Friday is the charity’s first national campaign which aims to spread the word about hen welfare and encourage to eat and cook or bake with free range eggs.

Our Festive Free Range Friday event will take place on Friday, 9 December this year, but please feel free to hold your own event on any day leading up to December 16.

On that day we will decide who we think has held the best Festive Free Range Friday (think fairy lights, mince pies and plenty of egg nog!) and announce our winner!

That person will bag themselves some gorgeously festive Higgidy pies as well as some brilliant BHWT branded goodies! So what are you waiting for?! Go get the Christmas tunes on and start preparing!

Remember to let us know you are holding your event so we can send you a free fundraising pack – otherwise you can download your materials here.

Email fundraise@bhwt.co.uk for more information or call 01884 860084.


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