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Amazingly Good Eggnog Recipe
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Amazingly Good Eggnog
See how to make creamy rum eggnog that’s…amazingly good. See more
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Amazingly Good Eggnog

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"It's taken me several years to perfect this recipe. Now everyone asks, 'When are you making the eggnog?!' This uses cooked eggs for safety, and you can use more or less rum to taste. It's a bit of work to make, but well worth it. You'll never buy store-bought eggnog again! Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    6 hrs 28 mins


  1. Combine milk, cloves, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and cinnamon in a saucepan, and heat over lowest setting for 5 minutes. Slowly bring milk mixture to a boil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. Whisk together until fluffy. Whisk hot milk mixture slowly into the eggs. Pour mixture into saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, or until thick. Do not allow mixture to boil. Strain to remove cloves, and let cool for about an hour.
  3. Stir in rum, cream, 2 teaspoon vanilla, and nutmeg. Refrigerate overnight before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 24, 2003

This was extremely smooth and tasty. Will definitely make it again! I left out the rum since we don't drink but left everything else the same.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 27, 2005

I am sooo so sorry but I nor my family that I had over for Christmas dinner liked this eggnog. It was too strong in the liquor taste. We couldn't drink it at all and believe me, we are not a family of angels that don't drink. I went exactly by the recipe and even managed to not scorch the milk. I enjoyed making it but threw all of it out this morning. Is there an actual "light rum" like there is light beer? I used the clear colored rum that I would considered light and hope that wasn't what messed it up. If I ever get the nerve to make it again, I will use less rum. Please let me know what I did wrong.

Dec 23, 2005

Great recipe. I added only half the amount of eggs and less cream than the recipe called for and it was still delicious. If the eggs curdle, place the mixture in a bowl on top of a large bowl of ice water and beat rapidly with an electric mixture and this should save your eggnog!

Nov 05, 2008

Whoa nelly! I used a double boiler for heating the milk. Instead of whisking the milk mixture into the eggs and then back into the double boiler, I just tempered the eggs with about 1/2 cup of the milk mixture, then whisked that into the double boiler. And I used one cinnamon stick instead of ground cinnamon and a little allspice. It was pretty strong last night. I can't wait to see how it ripens. So next time I will definitely cut down on the rum. Oh! And I did have a milk curdling problem in spite of using a double boiler and constantly stirring, so I just poured the milk mix into the blender and kept it running while I added the rum and cream. Update! I tried pumpkin pie spice this time around and did use less rum...perfect!!

Dec 28, 2004

good but we didn't cook the egg yolk mixture in the sauce pan. and we also beat the egg whites until stiff peaks formed and then stired that into the eggnog to make it thicker and creamery.

Jan 04, 2004

Living in Belgium I can not buy eggnog at the grocery, in fact Belgians have not heard of eggnog! I have found this recipe to be on of the best! I am now on a quest to introduce this eggnog to all of Belgium!!

Jan 12, 2009

So the negative reviews almost scared me away, but after I read "If you don't like this recipe, you don't like eggnog." I decided to give it a shot and they were RIGHT! I followed suggestions of using only 1 cup of sugar. It's definately sweet enough with only 1 cup. However, I did not add rum. I used 1 tsp of rum extract. Everything else I followed TO THE LETTER. Be very very careful not to burn the milk. When returning the mixture to saucepan, I was worried. Alot of people said the mixture coagulated. After 3 minutes went by (as suggested, on medium heat) the mixture was foaming but not "thickening". I wondered, how thick is thick? As soon as I saw a pudding-like 'chunk' on my spoon I immediately removed the pan from heat and kept stirring. As it cooled, it thickened significantly.. it ended up like pumpkin pie filling before you cook it. Hope this helps someone!

Dec 04, 2006

Yep, amazingly good stuff!! I used half & half cream and a 1/4 less sugar. I seperated about 1/2 of it without the rum(for my nephew & me) and 1/2'd the rum. A keeper to be sure ;-) I made this again this year and it is soooo good. I only use 1/2 or less of the rum so it's not so overwhelming


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