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Yield: 6-8 servings


IngredientAmount / WeightNote
sugarβ…“ cup + 3 tbspdivided
egg yolks2
saltΒΌ tsp
milk4 cups
egg whites2
vanilla extract1 tsp
brandy or rum flavoringto taste
whipping creamΒ½ cupwhipped
ground nutmegas neededfor garnish


  1. Beat β…“ cup sugar into egg yolks. Add salt and stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture coats the spoon. Cool.
  2. Beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add 3 tablespoons sugar, beating to soft peaks. Add to the cooled custard and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add vanilla and brandy or rum flavoring to taste.
  4. Chill for 3-4 hours.
  5. Pour into a punch bowl or cups. Dot with islands of whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Enjoy your homemade eggnog during the holiday season.