Old Fashioned Eggnog

Old Fashioned Eggnog


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It's not really Christmas until you break out the homemade eggnog.

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  • 6 eggs
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 C. milk
  • 2 C. heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 C. brandy
  • 1/3 C. dark rum

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Chill everything before starting, for best results. Beat eggs until frothy, then beat in sugar, vanilla and nutmeg. Slowly stir in brandy, rum, cream and milk. Chill again, and serve cold.

Reviews (6)

  • If you want to avoid the possibility of salmonella, look for pasteurized eggs at your grocer, these are available. You can also try to pasteurize them yourself by cooking them in the shell at 130 degrees for 45 minutes according to internet info on egg pasteurization. There is also a recipe for cooked egg nog on this site.

    Flag as inappropriate bgdaddy53  |  December 10, 2009

  • Okay...... I am going for this real eggnog this year..... been too long.... I am healthy, hoping to purchase quality eggs (thinking range free are not so suceptable to salmonella), for this wonderful, fattening treat...... oh yeah...... worth the fat to me....... I use real cream...... yummm. And I think my recipe is even more fattening......... hey go for it all........... life is short.

    Flag as inappropriate Sheryll_Rufus  |  December 8, 2009

  • Well, for years now, store purchased eggs have a warning to NOT consume raw eggs, because of bacteria. I remember when we would order eggs, sunny side up and make real eggnog. I have not made my fresh recipe for many years because of not trusting the eggs. I have a fab recipe for real eggnog and using raw eggs..... but?

    Flag as inappropriate Sheryll  |  December 26, 2008

  • why can't you ingest raw eggs. this is how you make eggnog. rum and brandy dont kill bacteria, they give it some ooomph.

    Flag as inappropriate Tonimarie  |  July 1, 2008

  • What about the raw eggs, I have always heard that you do not ingest raw eggs, does the rum & brandy kill the bacteria in the eggs?

    Flag as inappropriate  |  December 20, 2007

  • I've tasted a lot of eggnog over the years, but this one is an eggnog to die for. Simply delicious!

    Flag as inappropriate crswings  |  December 17, 2007

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