Eggnog: Like or Dislike?

egg nogNot to be a Scrooge here, but I gotta admit that I've never really acquired a taste for eggnog. There's just something about drinking eggs that makes me shudder no matter how much alcohol is involved. For those who respectfully disagree, I've included two eggnog recipes here (virgin and adult). And for those who prefer eggless holiday drinks, stayed tuned tomorrow for my recipe for mulled wine...


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"Adult" Eggnog from

(serves 26)

12 eggs, separated

1.5 cups superfine sugar

1 quart whole milk

1.5 quarts heavy cream

3 cups bourbon

1/2 cup dark rum

2 cups cognac

Freshly grated nutmeg

In large bowl, beat egg yolks until thick and pale yellow. Gradually add sugar to yolks. With a wire whisk, beat in milk and 1 quart cream. Add bourbon, rum, and cognac, stirring constantly. Just before serving, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into mixture. Whip remaining 1/2 quart heavy cream until stiff, and fold in. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Non-alcoholic Bird-In-Hand Eggnog by BatmansLilMiss (found in The CafeMom Newcomers Club):

1 egg

2 Tbsp. sugar

Dash of Salt

1 C. milk

1/2 tsp. vanilla


Beat egg until thick. Stir in sugar and salt until sugar is dissolved. Mix milk and vanilla in with egg mixture, chill and enjoy. Dust each serving with nutmeg for a spicy flavor.

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