Traditional Eggnog

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 20Cups
  • About This Recipe

    “This is a great eggnog with or without alcohol. I put in the alcohol! It is from “Company’s Coming for Christmas. Salute!”

    Ingredients

  • 12largeegg whites
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 12egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 3cupswhipping cream
  • 2tablespoonssugar
  • 1tablespoonvanilla
  • 7cupswhole milk
  • 2cupslight rum
  • 1cupwhiskey( rye or scotch)
  • 1dashnutmeg
  • Directions

  • You will need 3 medium to large bowls.
  • In the first bowl beat egg whites until they start to thicken.
  • Add 1 cup sugar, beat until thick.
  • In the second bowl: Beat egg yolks and salt until thick.
  • Combine beaten egg whites with yolks and beat until mixed and thick.
  • In a third large bowl beat cream until it starts to thicken.
  • Add 2 tbsp sugar & vanilla to the beaten cream.
  • Add milk, rum & whiskey beating continually (for non alcoholic eggnog omit the alcohol and add artificial rum flavoring doing it a tsp at a time until you achieve the desired taste).
  • Combine all the ingredients, and chill.
  • Serve with a garnish of a sprinkle of nutmeg on top of each glass.
  • Reviews

  • “Yum! Yum!! Now this is EGG nog. It’s nicely thick and deliciously creamy. And the nog is pretty nice too. We used bourbon, rather than whiskey, though. Will have to try whiskey next time.”

  • “This recipe is incomplete.It never tells you when to combine the ingredients together.I found it very confusing and I pride myself of making everything from scratch for over 10 years.This stuff is POTENT as well, which may not necessarily be a bad thing. Please revise the procedure instructions and let the others know when to combine all three bowls filled.Thank you,”

  • “I have made the requested changes to the steps and apologize if you found the recipe confusing.I appreciate you pointing this out to me however you didn’t say if you liked the eggnog or not.”

  • “You will never find eggnog this good on a grocery store shelf I tell you! this is the best egg nog I have EVER tasted! We didn’t use any alcohol.”

  • “I disagree with Missyvixen1217 on all counts. You can get pasteurized in-shell eggs which would be perfectly safe. If you trust your egg purveyor, there’s no reason not to make this. And since food safety laws vary from state to state and county to county, it’s probably not illegal in a whole lot of places.That being said, do be VERY careful about any recipe using raw eggs. Salmonella infection is not fun for ANYONE, and can be fatal for children, the elderly, or persons with a compromised immune system.According to an article by Ted Allen in[i]Food Network Magazine[/i], Nov/Dec 2008, “According to a study by the World Health Organization, about one in 14,000 eggs is thought to be contaminated [with salmonella]. (Other research says one in 20,000.) If a person consumed 250 eggs a year and lived to be 80, the risk of a single infection would be one in 80 lifetimes. Further, alcohol kills salmonella – in this respect, a strong nog may be the safest nog.””

  • “This is an awesome recipe, I have used it for the last few years and then lost the cookbook so I was glad to find it posted on the web so I could make it again.”

  • “Oh my goodness.I made this for my family over the holidays and we LOVED it.I did halve the recipe as it was just us, but sooooo good.I can’t wait to make it for our big extended family.I kept the alcohol out on the side as there were kids here, but it was good without too.(But better with!!!)This is a keeper!!!!!Thank you for sharing.”

  • “I forgot to review this when I made it over the Christmas holidays.This is the best recipe for eggnog I have tasted.You won’t be disappointed if you make this!!”

  • “Bergy, this was delicious!I made half with alcohol and half without.I liked that it wasn’t too thick, and it had a wonderful flavor.I mixed the eggnog the morning of the party and let it chill for about 8 hours.I think it could be mixed up a day in advance if needed.I will definitely make this again.”

  • “This got rave reviews from my family, but I thought it was a bit light. I halfed the recipe, and it was the perfect amount for 5, but next time I will do a little less milk. Also, I do wish that there were approximate times on the recipe for beating, as everyones judgement is different on “thicken.” I think I overdid my cream just a little, as there were whipped cream floaters on every glass.But I don’t think we will ever buy storebought again!”

  • “Even my friends that don’t normally care for eggnog loved it.Now they request it.Will be making it for the third time this year.”

  • “Incredible! I made with alcohol, since I don’t trust the eggs without it. Mind over matter really. I made a slight change with that as well, putting 1 Cup of light rum, and 2 cups of Brandy in instead of the whiskey. It only keeps for 4 days, so drink fast! Puts the store bought stuff to shame.”

  • “Very good!!!!”

  • “If you are concerned about the use of raw eggs, you canA- make the recipe using “pasteurized shell eggs,” which are perfectly safe to use in a raw state and their use is approved by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).B- cook the eggs, milk and sugar together (making a custard base) and adding the remaining ingredients to the well chilled custard base.FYI: Laws about serving raw eggs vary from state to state. In many states in the USA there only has to be a health warning on the menu to the effect that eating raw and undercooked food (eggs, beef, etc.) is known to cause illness.”

  • “This isn’t really a rating, more of a statement. While this may be the best egg nog on the face of the planet, you could potentially make someone very very sick (or even kill them!) using this recipe with raw eggs as it is written. As a restaurant Food Safety Manger and Trainer I am certified by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and I can tell you that this would be illegal to serve in any establishment in the USA.”

  • “Made exactly as posted minus the alcohol and it tasted awesome!!!! Very easy to make also. Thanks for a great recipe”

  • “Good stuff!I added approximately 1 more cup of sugar to the final mixture.Not as stupid-thick as the store-bought crap, and much tastier.”

  • “I just gone done trying to make this and it is absolutely wonderful!I used my handheld mixer with the whipping disc and it took seconds to whip up the eggs.I can’t get over how good this stuff is!I did scale the recipe down as I didn’t know if I would like it and didn’t want to waste all that egg nog if I didn’t like it.Next time I’m making the full batch!Thanks so much for the recipe!”

  • “I made this without the alcohol and it was great. My whole family loved it and had me making it all season. I’ll definitely be making for this season too! Yummy!”

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