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Homemade Eggnog Recipe

Homemade Eggnog Recipe

After just one taste, folks will know this holiday treat is homemade, not a store-bought variety. —Pat Waymire, Yellow Springs, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling YIELD:14 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 large 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

Directions

  • 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.

Reviews for Homemade Eggnog

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

"Must stir while cooking or it goes lumpy/gritty . Good"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
lzf
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!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2009

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2008

"Delicious eggnog! Very easy to prepare, and I definitely will be making it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"I never liked eggnog until I made this. I do not buy eggnog in the store because nothing tastes like this recipe! Yummy!!"

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