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This HOMEMADE EGGNOG RECIPE is so much better than the store bought kind! It's a creamy Christmas drink recipe for traditional eggnog that is a must make for the holidays. No Christmas is complete without this Traditional Eggnog Recipe!

Homemade Eggnog Recipe

Course: drink/cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 313kcal
This HOMEMADE EGGNOG RECIPE is so much better than the store bought kind! It’s a creamy Christmas drink recipe for traditional eggnog that is a must make for the holidays. No Christmas is complete without this Traditional Eggnog Recipe!
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Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs yolks & whites separated
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar (Use ultrafine sugar, if possible, it dissolves more quickly.)
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup brandy or bourbon *See Note
  • ¼ cup dark rum *See Note
  • ½ teaspoon plus more for garnishing freshly ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 egg whites

Instructions

  • In the clean, dry bowl of a stand mixer, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. With the mixer still running, slowly add 1 tablespoon sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Gently pour the egg whites into a different bowl and set aside.
  • In the same mixing bowl used for the egg whites (no need to clean the bowl first), place the egg yolks and ¼ cup sugar. Beat the mixture until the sugar completely dissolves and the yolks lighten in color. Add the milk, cream, liquor, nutmeg and salt. Beat on LOW until well combined, about 1 minute.
  • With the mixer on FOLD, add the beaten egg whites. Place in an airtight, glass container and chill several hours or overnight or up to 1 year. Research has proven Traditional Eggnog is best served aged 1-3 weeks.
  • Enjoy!

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Notes

NOTE: Traditional Eggnog is made with liquor, but it is still delicious without liquor. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and an additional 1/2 cup milk or cream if not adding liquor.

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 192mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 182mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 890IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 0.3mg