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Eggnog I Recipe

Eggnog I

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"Sugar and milk are beaten into egg yolks over heat and then chilled before adding rum and whipped cream in this recipe for the traditional holiday beverage."

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Original recipe makes 5 to 6 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. In the top of a double boiler, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar and salt. Add milk and mix well.
  2. Stir frequently and cook over hot water until mixture thickens to coat a metal spoon.
  3. Mix in rum and chill.
  4. Beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold into chilled egg mixture, pour into glasses and top with freshly grated nutmeg.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 02, 2010

Followed another reviewer's advice and doubled the egg yolks, and added vanilla. We never put Rum in our eggnog and think it's delicious that way. One thing the recipe doesn't mention is that to form stiff peaks in the whipping cream you need to also add sugar to that (about 2 Tblsp). This also makes the recipe sweeter - We serve the whipping cream on the side so each person can make it as sweet as they like.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 10, 2003

Man all I wanted to do was try eggnog. I really hope this is a bad example of the recipe because i'm certain no self respecting american would even think of drinking this! Sorry, just not nice at all. Hopefully I'll find a better recipe somewhere else.


12 Ratings

Dec 10, 2003

this tasted good, but not very "eggy", it tasted like sweetend milk with whipped cream and rum. next time i might try adding more eggs.

Dec 11, 2009

Just add vanilla and double the yolks - you will enjoy it a lot! We dropped the sugar, but it was too unsweet, so be sure to follow the recipe or use more if you have a sweet tooth :) Merry Christmas!

Dec 28, 2010

Very good starter recipe. The only changes I had to make was doubling the egg yolks( I agree with other reviewers without this it isn't eggy enough like eggnog should be) . I also added 1 tsp of nutmeg to the eggnog itself because it was alittle too plain for how we like our eggnog. I didn't add in the rum but kept it as an option on the side so the kids could enjoy it also. With the changes I made it came out thick and oh so yummy. Everyone at our Christmas loved it. I also made this the night before due to time constraints the next day and it kept perfectly.

Dec 30, 2006

Excellent, cooked eggnog recipe so the kids can enjoy it too!

Dec 30, 2009

Just silky smooth, thick and delicious. Not too sweet. I doubled the eggs like Jacobow said on a previous comment. Merry Christmas!

Jan 05, 2010

it was good...simple uncomplicated steps..i dont usually make eggnog and was looking for something without totally raw eggs..this fit the bill...ty


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