View Full Version : Is Eggnog Kosher?
12-07-2007, 12:11 AM
I recently noticed two different Jewish humor books made a reference to drinking eggnog. They both claimed it would be unusual for Jews to drink eggnog. Does eggnog violate Jewish dietary laws? Or is it a cultural reference, or just pulling my leg?
12-07-2007, 12:29 AM
I keep kosher; a few years ago, at a grad school holiday party, I sampled some mass-produced, kosher certified eggnog, and thought it was pretty good. It's probably just that eggnog is intensely associated with Christmas, which is not exactly a Jewish cultural thing.
12-07-2007, 10:20 PM
Seriously, it's okay to mix eggs and dairy? With rum? My ignorant ass woulda said that was a bad idea, and I keep the booze out of the kitchen entirely. Am I that far off base? Does it matter if the coils on my oven are clean? Argh?
12-07-2007, 10:56 PM
The only problem I see with kosher eggnog is that you can't have it in conjunction with meat dishes. But that's true of anything with dairy.
Looks like you can get kosher eggnog at Starbucks, according to KosherStarbucks.com (http://www.kosherstarbucks.com/index.asp).
I caught a blog about vegan eggnogs that would certainly be pareve. Nog It In A Non-Dairy Way (http://planetlactose.blogspot.com/2007/12/nog-it-in-non-dairy-way.html). Holly Nog and Silk Nog and recipes for homemade nog are all egg and milk-free. No problem.
And here's what you can wear to the affair, a Chrismukkah T-Shirt Black "Kosher Eggnog (http://www.cafepress.com/cp/moredetails.aspx?showBleed=false&ProductNo=38912377&colorNo=6&pr=F).
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