Homemade Eggnog
If you've never had homemade eggnog, you've never had eggnog. Try this rich, creamy, and surprisingly flavorful winter classic.
Homemade Eggnog
If you've never had homemade eggnog, you've never had eggnog. Try this rich, creamy, and surprisingly flavorful winter classic.
Servings Prep Time
10servings 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5minutes 4hours
Servings Prep Time
10servings 10minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5minutes 4hours
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a sauce pan, combine milk, cream, cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Scald the milk by heating on medium and removing it from the stove when small bubbles start to form around the edge. Set aside to let steep.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat egg yolks and sugar until creamy and thick ribbons form when the whisk is lifted.
  3. Remove cloves from milk and discard. Slowly whisk milk mixture into yolks, being sure to avoid cooking the eggs. Continue whisking until mixture is combined and smooth. Add Bourbon, rum, and Cognac, then refridgerate for at least 4 hours, up to 3 days.
  4. Before serving, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold beaten whites into eggnog until combined. Serve, garnished with freshly grated nutmeg.
Recipe Notes

Alcohol preferences are a personal thing. Play around with the proportions and amount of liquor in the drink. Try not to pass 1 1/2 cup booze though, or you'll lose the nog's flavor and richness. It's also good without any at all!