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'Tis the season, and what's the season without eggnog? Try our generation-tested eggnog recipe and find out how much better homemade is. Our recipe contains options for those appreciating spirits or the teetotalers among your family and guests..

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Is it worth the extra trouble to make eggnog from scratch? In a word - YES! Our dedicated taste testing of this recipe conclusively proved that homemade eggnog is a much smoother, richer drink compared to the store-bought carton variety. We have used brandy and dark rum in this recipe, but you may prefer bourbon or rye whiskey, or no alcohol at all. It's up to you!

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup brandy
  • 1/3 cup dark rum (Captain Morgan for best flavor, but Myers is fine)
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 cups milk
  1. All liquids should be very cold. Refrigerate in advance.
  2. Beat the eggs for 2 or 3 minutes with an electric mixer at medium speed until very frothy. Gradually beat in the sugar, vanilla and nutmeg. Turn the mixer off and stir in the cold brandy, rum, whipping cream and milk.
  3. Chill before serving. Sprinkle individual servings with more nutmeg.
  4. Makes about 2-1/2 quarts.

If uncooked eggs are a concern, there are options. Pasteurized eggs are available now in most supermarkets and are completely safe. They are particularly well-suited for eggnog but, unfortunately, not for chiffon pies since they do not whip up into billowing meringue. If you are using unpasteurized eggs, wash them well with liquid dishwashing detergent and rinse before cracking the shell. Reconstituted eggs (powdered eggs) are not recommended for eggnog. Increased restrictions on conditions in commercial egg farms have greatly reduced the incidence of salmonella in recent years.

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