Homemade Holiday Eggnog
"For variations of this favorite holiday beverage, I sometimes stir in vanilla or 1-1/2 cups of strong coffee. Whipped cream is a pretty garnish, so are chocolate curls or cinnamon sticks."
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + chilling
- 8 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 cups milk, divided
- 3 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- In a large heavy saucepan, combine the eggs, sugar, 1 cup milk and 1 cup cream. Cook and stir over medium heat for about 25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon.
- Pour into a large bowl; stir in nutmeg and the remaining milk and cream. Place bowl in an ice-water bath; stir frequently until mixture is cool. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.
Originally published as Cooked Eggnog in Taste of Home December/January 2008
Jan 27, 2013
this is great
Dec 18, 2011
Really gross - I did everything the recipe said and it looked perfect, but tasted like thick eggs and really wasn't like store-bought eggnog at all. Too bad, cuz it would be fun!!