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Homemade Eggnog Recipe
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Homemade Eggnog Recipe

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Says Pat Waymire of Yellow Springs, Ohio, "This holiday treat is well worth the time it takes to make it."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 12 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 quarts milk, divided
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Additional nutmeg, optional


  1. In a heavy 4-qt. saucepan, whisk together eggs, sugar and salt. Gradually add 1 qt. of milk. Cook and stir over low heat until a thermometer reads 160°-170°, about 30-35 minutes.
  2. Pour into a large heat proof bowl; stir in the vanilla, nutmeg and remaining milk. Place bowl in an ice-water bath, stirring 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, beat cream in a large bowl on high until soft peaks form; whisk gently into cooled milk mixture. Pour into a chilled 5-qt. punch bowl. Sprinkle with nutmeg if desired. Yield: 3-1/2 quarts.
Editor's Note: Eggnog may be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for several days. Whisk before serving.
Originally published as Homemade Eggnog in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p13

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Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

This was so AMAZING! My family loved it, and it tastes better than what we used to buy from the store. The only thing I would do different is add more nutmeg because I love that nutmeg flavor.

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

Excellent recipe! Very smooth but would like a little more thickness to the nog. Yields more than I need, so next time think I will half the ingredients.

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

THis is VERY good!!!! I can not buy my favorite kind at the store any more so I've been looking for one to replace it... FOUND IT!!!! right here!!! I do wish I knew how to make it just abit thicker but other then that its perfect!!!!

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

I make this eggnog every year for our Christmas open house and everybody LOVES it. A definite keeper recipe!

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2009

I ve been making this for years. It never fails. So good!

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