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A Cup of Good Cheer: How to Make Your Own Eggnog

Updated on November 23, 2011

The holidays are coming fast, with all of their traditions of family, friends, and food. All of the good foods and beverages are better when they come from your kitchen and not the grocery shelves, so here's a recipe for you to make your own eggnog for your celebrations. Enjoy!

What does it mean...

to coat the back of the spoon? It's not as strange as it sounds-- simply dip a metal tablespoon into the liquid when you think it's cooked. If the milk runs off immediately, it's not done. But if it leaves a thick-ish, creamy residue on the spoon, it's done!

Egg Nog

1 1/3 C sugar
8 egg yolks
1 tsp. salt
1 gal. whole milk
8 egg whites
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. rum flavoring (optional)
1/2 C whipped cream
Ground nutmeg

Beat sugar into egg yolks. Add salt; stir in milk. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture coats spoon. Cool.

Beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add 3 Tbsp. sugar, beating until it forms soft peaks. Mix thoroughly into milk. Add vanilla and rum flavoring. Chill 3-4 hours. Serve in a holiday goblet (or whatever glass you have handy) with whipped cream and garnish with nutmeg.


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    • collegatariat profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thanks Allen! I hope you like it-- it's very different from the standard store-bought kind. Enjoy!

    • Allen Williams profile image

      Allen Williams 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I'll have to give this a try. I tried a few different egg nog recipies but I never quite got it right to my liking.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      6 years ago

      collegatarist, Yummy! This sounds like a wonderful tasty freshly made cup of eggnog! Just in time for Christmas! Thank You for sharing, Peace & Blessings!

    • collegatariat profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      I've never tried it with the Almond milk, but it seems like it would work since the egg yolks are what thickens it. Let me know how it turns out if you try it!

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      Ann Leavitt 

      6 years ago from Oregon

      Yum! I will have to try this. :) Do you think I can do it with Silk Almondmilk?


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