Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Christmas Eggnog

 Do you like eggnog?  I think it must be an acquired taste.  I used to love it and make it, but then I discovered that I was the only one drinking it.  

I was just getting out my recipes for the holidays and wanted to make sure I did not forget something at the grocers.  In doing so, I saw my old recipe from 1972.  This recipe was actually given to me by a co-worker at the old City of Detroit hospital.  If you are not afraid to eat raw eggs or can find pasteurized ones, and you like eggnog, you might enjoy this recipe.

Christmas Eggnog


3 large eggs, separated

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 cup brandy

1/2 cup rum

1 cup whole milk

1 cup heavy cream



Beat three egg yolks until light in color.  Gradually add the sugar and beat until very light and pale in color.  Chill.

Into chilled egg mixture, beat brandy, rum and milk.

Lightly whip heavy cream.  Using a wire whisk, carefully beat into egg mixture.

Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into mixture.

Serve in punch cups topped with grated nutmeg.

Wow, now I think I know why I enjoyed this so much and I am not much of an alcohol drinker, but I recall the flavors as being wonderful.

Let me know if you decide to make this.