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Rich & Creamy Eggnog

My mom is a huge eggnog fan around the holidays, but I've never been crazy about the storebought kind. When I whip up this homemade festive treat nobody can resist! —Jenna Fleming, Lowville, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings (3/4 cup each)


  • 8 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup amaretto
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Additional ground nutmeg


  • In a large heavy saucepan, whisk eggs, sugar and confectioners' sugar until blended. Stir in milk.
  • Cook over low heat about 20 minutes or until mixture is just thick enough to coat a metal spoon and a thermometer reads at least 160°, stirring constantly. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat immediately.
  • Stir in cream, amaretto, cinnamon and nutmeg. Refrigerate, covered, several hours or until cold. Sprinkle servings with additional nutmeg.

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