Classic Eggnog
Recipe type: Drinks
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Serves: 1 U.S. quart
The classic holiday drink that's rich in flavor. Feel free to add a shot of bourbon, rum, cognac or a combination to really crank up that holiday spirit.
Go Get This Stuff
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups whipping cream, divided
  • 2 cups milk, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Then Do This
  1. In a medium sauce pan, combine egg yolks and sugar. Whisk until well blended and creamy.
  2. Add half the whipping cream and milk, vanilla and nutmeg. Whisk until blended.
  3. Over low heat, heat mixture for 10 minutes while stirring constantly. Don't allow to boil. (See Notes Below)
  4. Remove from heat and whisk in remaining whipping cream and milk.
  5. Use warm or chill in refrigerator. Serve in individual glasses with a shot of liqueur and a sprinkling of nutmeg if desired.
Contains Raw Eggs: The only reason we are cooking the eggnog is to kill any possible bad bugs that may be in the raw eggs. Boiling will cause the mixture to curdle. For best results, use a thermometer and heat to 160°F (71°C). If using fresh, organic eggs, skip the stove altogether.

For Richer Eggnog: Adjust the proportions of whole milk to cream. More heavy cream will make the eggnog thicker and creamier.
Recipe by BarbequedChicken at