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Creamy Holiday Eggnog Recipe

Creamy Holiday Eggnog Recipe

For a nice, rich and creamy treat, try this eggnog recipe. You can serve it plain or add rum for adult holiday guests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups milk, divided
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Additional whipped cream and ground nutmeg, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large heavy saucepan, whisk together the eggs, sugar and salt. Gradually add 2 cups milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until a thermometer reads 160°, about 25 minutes.
  • 2. Pour into a large bowl; stir in the vanilla, nutmeg and remaining milk. Place the bowl in an ice-water bath; stir frequently until mixture is cool. If mixture separates, process in a blender until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • 3. When ready to serve, in a small bowl, beat cream on high speed until soft peaks form; whisk gently into cooled mixture. Pour into a chilled punch bowl. If desired, top with dollops of whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg. Yield: 6 servings (about 4 cups).

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 413 calories, 25 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 289 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 12 g protein.