Eggnog – it’s a popular seasonal drink around the holidays, but it’s also a bit controversial. Usually you either love it or you can’t stand the stuff. What is it? According to Bon Appetit, eggnog is “at its core… an emulsion of milk and/or cream, sugar, and, yes, eggs.” Usually seasoned or topped with holiday flavors like cinnamon or nutmeg, and many even enjoy it spiked with booze (typically rum, which also adds even more sweetness).
Here in the ‘Burgh, you can usually find eggnog in your grocery store, but if you’re looking for a specific flavor or one of Pittsburgh’s leading brands of dairy farmers, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up the post popular choices for eggnog below, so whether you’re an eggnog stan or are simply curious (and maybe skeptical), check out our picks!
Turner Dairy Farms – or just Turner’s to most of us in the ‘Burgh – is hugely famous for their iced tea, but don’t sleep on their dairy! They’ve been producing award-winning dairy products like their eggnog since 1930 and the recipe is still solid, whether you prefer to sip yours straight up or add something a little stronger.
Schneider’s Dairy is a brand that Yinzers have loved and trusted for generations, and it’s clear why – their seasonal eggnog is for everyone! It’s kosher, gluten-free, PA preferred, and produced using Grade A milk that’s pasteurized and homogenized, and comes in several sizes for sampling and savoring. As a bonus, it’s also available in chocolate!
Hartzler Dairy is an ultra-chic, family-owned dairy farm just across the border in Ohio, and every year they put out bottles of seasonal eggnog in bottles printed with either “Nice” or “Naughty.” Whichever you choose is up to you! Here in the ‘Burgh, you can find Hartzler Dairy’s eggnog at Mediterra Cafe in Sewickley or Mt. Lebanon.
Now through Christmas, you can pick up some fresh, scratch-made eggnog with a boozy kick at Maggie’s Farm Rum’s distillery. Everything is made from scratch, including – and especially! – the rum, which has won tons of awards for its delicious flavor and is made right here in Pittsburgh. Enjoy over ice, chilled or as part of a rich seasonal cocktail like an eggnog espresso martini!This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.