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Eggnog made with egg yolks and whipping cream is a must-have holiday indulgence for many. For a nonalcoholic version, omit the rum and bourbon and increase the milk to 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 cups.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • In a large heavy saucepan mix the egg yolks, milk, and the 1/3 cup sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture just coats a metal spoon. Remove from heat. Place the pan in a sink or bowl of ice water and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in rum, bourbon, and vanilla. Cover and chill for at least 4 or up to 24 hours.

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  • Just before serving, in a mixing bowl beat the cream and the 2 tablespoons sugar until soft peaks form. Transfer chilled egg mixture to a punch bowl. Fold in the whipped cream mixture. Serve at once. Sprinkle each serving with nutmeg. Makes about 10 (4-ounce) servings.

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Tips

Up to 1 day ahead, prepare the cooked custard mixture. Cover and chill. Just before serving, complete as directed.

Nutrition Facts

201 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat, 164 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

12/19/2015
I have been making this recipe for 45 years from my Better Homes Cookbook. It's always a big hit! I omit the liquor and put a bottle of GOOD brandy out for those who want it! THE best eggnog recipe ever!

Most helpful critical review

12/19/2015
I have been making this recipe for 45 years from my Better Homes Cookbook. It's always a big hit! I omit the liquor and put a bottle of GOOD brandy out for those who want it! THE best eggnog recipe ever!
24 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 16
  • 1 Rating Star 2
  • 2 Rating Star 2
  • 3 Rating Star 1
  • 4 Rating Star 1
  • 0 Rating Star 2
12/19/2015
I have been making this recipe for 45 years from my Better Homes Cookbook. It's always a big hit! I omit the liquor and put a bottle of GOOD brandy out for those who want it! THE best eggnog recipe ever!
12/21/2015
This is a fantastic recipe, but I alter the alcohol measurements a little closer to my family's tastes. Instead of one tablespoon of rum and one tablespoon of bourbon, try 4 ounces of rum and four ounces of bourbon. Guaranteed to be a big hit!