Mom's Eggnog Recipe -
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Mom's Eggnog

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"A traditional eggnog for the holidays. Milk is sweetened and cooked with egg yolks to make a creamy custard. It is then lightened with whipped egg whites and topped with whipped cream and nutmeg. "

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a large saucepan, stir together sugar and flour. Gradually stir in the milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks until smooth. Ladle a small amount of the hot milk into the yolks and quickly whisk in. Pour the tempered yolk mixture back into the hot milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. In a medium glass or metal bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add 4 teaspoons sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. fold whites into eggnog and refrigerate until chilled. Serve garnished with a dollop of whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 07, 2006

I thought this was a great recipie. I made it for a holiday, bring something to lunch, we had at work. It was well liked by all. Too bad I wasn't allowed to add rum. But it was still a success.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 13, 2004

Sorry, my family didn't like this recipe very much. We were expecting it to taste a lot like the stuff you buy at the store and it just seemed to be missing something.


20 Ratings

Dec 04, 2006

hmm i did not like the taste of this eggnog for drinking, but it worked fine for my eggnog spice cake luckily. it tasted like milk that had been sitting out too long and i could also taste the flour in it.

Dec 20, 2010

I just made this. I agree with the other reader, it does not tell you when to put the vanilla in so I just added it to the milk flour sugar mixture as it was cooking along with cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. After cooking milk mixture, I took it off the heat to cool, doesn't say how long to let it cool before you add the beaten whites, I added them when it was still hot and they don't FOLD in at all, I ended up beating them in with whisk. Has great flavor and I will probably make again.

Jan 13, 2010

I almost forgot to review this recipe..I reallyl liked this..I served it at my cookie exchange and got good reviews

Sep 13, 2011

I love this recipie

Nov 23, 2009

Definetly not like commercial eggnog you buy in a carton. Added cinnamon. DH says it's a dissapointment. Sorry

Nov 13, 2008

This recipe has saved my holidays! I've become severely allergic to milk this year, and soy products make me gag, so I though I was going to have to begin braving the autumn through winter without one of my favorite things in the world...To make a long story shorter, I used "Almond milk" and with a little bit of rum extract added this recipe hit the spot perfectly!


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  • Calories
  • 437 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 58.2 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 177 mg
  • 59%
  • Fat
  • 15.9 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 15.7 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 186 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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