Homemade Egg Nog

Homemade Egg Nog
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Cuisine: Any
Techniques: Boil
Occasions: Christmas
Prep Time: 0 hr 10 min
Cook Time: 0 hr 35 min
Yield: 6 Serving(s)
Main Ingredients: Dairy, Eggs
Tags: Beverage / Cocktail


  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ cup bourbon (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, whisk milk and sugar together until dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove from the stovetop and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks. While whisking constantly, pour the hot milk mixture into the yolks in a slow and steady stream, being careful not to add too much liquid at a time, otherwise you will cook the eggs.
  • Return the mixture to the pot and cook over low heat until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 20-25 minutes. Stir the mixture often.
  • Using a fine mesh sieve, strain the milk into a bowl. Add the vanilla, bourbon (if using), spices and cream. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge before serving.
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This sounds perfect. I can't wait to try it. My husband loves egg nog. But the store bought is so junky!
11/12/2015 8:21:00 PM
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jtlahue, Belleville IL
Thank you for submitting this egg nog recipe. I love egg nog especially around the holidays. Unfortunately all the commercial brands I have shopped for lately contain ingredients which my holistically healthy body no longer agrees with. This recipe is exactly what I have been hoping for. Thank you. Joseph F. Lahue
2/13/2015 10:30:00 AM
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