Classic Cooked Egg Nog Recipe -
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Classic Cooked Egg Nog

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"The eggs are cooked in this wonderful egg nog! Stir in any extra flavoring or garnishes just before serving."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. In large saucepan, beat together eggs, sugar and salt (if desired); stir in 2 cups of the milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat a metal spoon with a thin film and reaches at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Remove pan from heat.
  2. Stir remaining 2 cups milk and vanilla extract into the mixture. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled; several hours or overnight. Just before serving, pour the egg nog into a bowl or pitcher.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 31, 2003

This was an easy way to have homemade egg nog for the holidays without worrying about uncooked eggs. I added some cinnamon and nutmeg to mine when cooking, it really gave it the "old fashioned" feeling. My family and friends drank this up before the store-bought was half gone! It's better the next day, too!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 14, 2003

It is good in the fact that it has cooked eggs and I can give it to my kids, however, it didnt have much flavor and was too watery for our taste. I added nutmeg, 1 cup of whipped cream and another t of vanilla.


14 Ratings

Dec 22, 2002

I think I did something about 100 degrees F the eggs started to coagulate and I threw out the whole batch! What did I do wrong?!

Dec 25, 2002

The first time I made this it was pretty bland. I tried it a second time using half and half instead of milk. It was much better. It had much more "body" to it. Also added nutmeg during the cooking stage.

Dec 20, 2003

Too much work. For all of this trouble, and the chances of dying from not heating the eggs enough, it simply isn't worth the trouble. I'm not saying you will die, I tried it, and lived to talk about it... but really, there are better egg nogs at the store than this, Just pay the $2.99 per quart and get some good stuff that won't kill you. If you want to impress your friends, dump the store boughten egg nog into a nice bowl and tell them it's home made. Then discard the cartons where they won't see them. Taste way better. Also, leave some in the carton so people aren'tr afraid to drink the darn stuff. When I throw a party, people are always seeking the raw egg beverages so they can risk the e. coli food poisoning. If you are in the holiday spirit, save your time making this and bake cookies instead. Then send some to me.

Dec 14, 2003

YUCK! Unless you like drinking "egg flavored milk", skip this one. 'Cause that's what it tasted like, not like egg nog at all. BLECH!

Apr 03, 2003

The overall taste and texture of this recipe was great. it only needed a few extra pick me ups.

Oct 13, 2003

I added a little bit more rum and vanilla and my party guests loved it!


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