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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Homemade Holiday Eggnog Recipe

When it comes to making homemade eggnog for the holidays, this is the recipe that I use because you cook the eggs which makes it a lot safer than using just raw eggs. This recipe makes a very rich and creamy eggnog for your holiday parties.

Holiday Eggnog Recipe

12 large eggs
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 quarts cold milk
1 cup dark rum (optional)
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 cup heavy whipping cream

In a large saucepan, using a wire whisk, beat the eggs. Slowly add in the granulated sugar and salt until all 3 of the ingredients are well blended. Gradually stir in half of the milk (1 quart) and cook over low heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. This will take approximately 25 minutes. Your mixture should reach 160 degrees F, but don't let it come to a boil as that will scorch it.

Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl and stir in the dark rum, vanilla extract, ground nutmeg and the remaining milk. Cover the bowl and place into the refrigerator until well chilled. (This will take 2 to 3 hours).

In a small mixing bowl, use an electric mixer set at medium speed, beat the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form; gently fold the whipped cream into the chilled custard mixture.

Pour the eggnog into a large 5 quart punch bowl and sprinkle ground nutmeg on top.

This recipe will make 15 one-cup servings.

1 comment:

Sophia said...

Not an eggnog person, but my hubby enjoys it. He will have to make it if he wants to drink it. lol