"Supposedly a recipe from George Washington, I have used this recipe for five annual New Year's parties. You MUST make it about 10 days in advance to mellow the flavors. Then it is so smooth one of my guests unknowingly served her 2 year old! Use premium vanilla ice cream to keep it chilled in the punch bowl. I like to shape the ice cream in a star molds, and use them one-at-a-time to chill the eggnog throughout the evening." — cutiemoose
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vanilla ice cream, for serving
freshly grated ground nutmeg, for garnish
I haven't tried this recipe either, but I didn't think it was fair for someone to leave a 1 star review when they didn't try it, just because the recipe calls for raw eggs. The fact is, the chance of getting salmonella from eating raw eggs is 1 in 30,000. And actually, in a healthy human body, salmonella can't do any harm. Most of us have some small amount of salmonella introduced into our systems all the time. In a healthy body the salmonella is controlled and killed by healthy intestinal flora in the gut.
It's a shame people don't get their facts straight before posting a review of an untried recipe, leaving 1 star and ruining the overall rating.
Happy Holidays (and try not to drink 30,000 eggs-worth of eggnog)!! :o)
We followed the recipe exactly, but what came out of the fridge for our party smelled of rotten egg and was horrendously unpalatable. I'll not be trying this one again.
This is the best eggnog I have ever tasted. It really does need to age the full 10 days. I had made some and sent some with my husband to his New Years Eve party for work the eggnog was at 7 days, it was good but at 10 days it was great!!! I already have set the date to make it next year for both Christmas and New Years.
Save yourself some time and just make a double batch to begin with. Put 1/2 out for guests; hide the other 1/2 for yourself. When I offered this to my guests on Christmas Eve, the whole batch disappeared before I even had dinner on the table. It's fabulous!
Do not sample while making. My husband had to take the bowl away from me.
This eggnog was an incredible hit at our christmas party. I made it with raw cream and raw milk, and the result was irresistable... even lactose intolerant people said they had no problems with this eggnog. It tasted like Bailey's Irish Cream... only better! Much better! It is great as soon as you make it, but it gets smoother the longer you allow it to sit. I made more right away for just my husband and I. Merry Merry Christmas!
My first time ever making egg nogg. Made it for my very first holiday party and will continue to make it for years to come. Used Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum. I got so many great comments and the batch was perfect for about 40 adults.
This recipe is awesome. I had to make an extra batch because my friends loved it so much. I now live in England where, believe it or not, they are not as accustomed to eggnog as Americans. They thought it was amazing!!! And guess what, none of the more than 3 dozen people who enjoyed it with me got sick in any way whatsoever! We now live in a fear driven society, and so some of us therefore miss out on so much great stuff!!
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