+

Classic Eggnog

Sign up to save this recipe to your profile Sign Up Now ›
2 drinks Easy
Total: Active:
0 Ratings 

Ingredients (9)

  • 8 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground mace
  • Pinch cloves
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
Try Amazon Fresh

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

Classic Eggnog

A decadent and boozy holiday icon. If you’re looking to mix it up, try also our Tom and Jerry drink recipe.

Get The Cookbook

Instructions

  1. 1Beat 8 egg yolks with 3/4 cup sugar until light. Meanwhile, scald 2 cups milk and 2 cups heavy cream.
  2. 2Beat a little of the hot cream mix into the yolks to temper them, then add rest of the cream to the yolks. Heat in a nonreactive pot until the mixture visibly thickens at about 165°F. Do not boil.
  3. 3Remove from the heat and whisk in 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon ground mace, a pinch of ground cloves, 1/4 cup bourbon, and 1/4 cup dark rum. Serve in small punch cups and top with freshly grated nutmeg.
Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

Follow These Foolproof Cookie Decorating Tips for Bakery-Worthy Treats
Food News

Follow These Foolproof Cookie Decorating Tips for Bakery-Worthy Treats

by Amy Schulman | Baking cookies is one thing, but decorating is a whole other story. Sure, you can whip up a batch...

11 Ingredients to Up Your Baking Game
Guides

11 Ingredients to Up Your Baking Game

by Leena Trivedi-Grenier and Jen Wheeler | Whether you’re baking chocolate chip cookies or a fancy three-layer cake with lemon curd and whipped...

13 Ways to Survive and Thrive as a Guest: A Guide to Holiday Party Etiquette
Guides

13 Ways to Survive and Thrive as a Guest: A Guide to Holiday Party Etiquette

by Vanessa Simmons | Walking into a room full of festively dressed total strangers who will all stare at you and judge...