Make-Your-Own Eggnog
Recipe created by Alison Attenborough
Raise a cup of holiday cheer with this delicious yet easy recipe for everyone's favorite yuletide cocktail.
Servings: Serves 8
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg , plus garnish
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract | Try this recipe for homemade vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream , softly whipped
  • Liquor (such as brandy, bourbon, whiskey, and rum) or liqueurs
Directions
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 2 hours, 30 minutes


In a heavy saucepan, whisk together eggs and sugar until well blended; whisk in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until mixture thickens and reaches 140° on a candy thermometer, about 5 minutes.

Strain into a bowl; stir in nutmeg and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

When ready to serve, fold in whipped cream. Serve in a punch bowl, sprinkled with nutmeg, and with alcohol on the side; each 1/2 cup serving of eggnog gets about 1/2 ounce alcohol, as desired.

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