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Classic Eggnog
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Chilling Time
3 hrs

This simple recipe for homemade classic eggnog is so delicious, you will never buy it again!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggnog recipe, eggnog with rum recipe
Servings: 6
Author: Jackie
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 16 oz container heavy cream
  • 2 cups light rum optional
  • Whipped Cream cinnamon, nutmeg, for garnish
  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, whisk together the milk and vanilla until the mixture begins to simmer. Remove from heat.
  2. In a separate large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the eggs, yolks, sugar, and salt for 5 minutes. The mixture will thicken and become slightly frothy.
  3. Slowly pour the egg mixture into the saucepan with the vanilla and milk, whisking constantly to incorporate.
  4. Return pan to medium-low heat and whisk constantly for about 5 minutes, or until temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  5. Remove from heat and pour in the heavy cream. Stir until well combined. If desired, you can pour the mixture through a strainer to ensure there are no lumps.
  6. If making the beverage alcoholic, stir in rum now.

  7. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight before serving.

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