Homemade Holiday Eggnog

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Homemade Holiday Eggnog

When I was a kid my favorite ‘job’ of the holidays was making the homemade eggnog. After many years I finally got it to where I feel it is as close as I can get next to purchasing it.  Do you have a favorite Christmas time/ Holiday drink?

I hope you enjoy mine!

Homemade Holiday Eggnog
Recipe type: Drinks
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Serves: Many
Enjoy this frothy enjoyable drink. You can half this recipe for a smaller gathering.
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 quarts milk
  • 4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  1. In large saucepan, beat together eggs, sugar and salt. Gradually stir in milk.
  2. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and just coats a metal spoon. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Cool quickly by setting pan in bowl of ice or cold water and stirring for a few minutes.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, several hours or overnight.
  5. Pour into bowl or pitcher. Fold in whipped cream, if desired. Serve immediately with one or several of the following: ground nutmeg, shaved chocolate, peppermint sticks, maraschino cherries, cinnamon sticks, whipping cream, whipped, ice cream, flavored brandy or liqueur, brandy, rum or whiskey.



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So what do you only put the whipping cream in optionally? Or is that poured in with the milk?


Yum! Thank you.