This recipe for Classic Eggnog is the ultimate rich, sweet holiday sipper. If you’ve only ever had eggnog from a carton, this homemade version takes things to a whole new level. Spiced with nutmeg — the warm spice that gives eggnog its distinctive flavor — enjoy a small cup with a splash of rum or bourbon. But this beverage isn’t just for drinking (or just for the holidays). There are many more ways to enjoy this diverse drinkable custard — it’s a great base for ice cream, stirred into coffee, added to a milkshake, or turned into Eggnog Bread Pudding, a dessert like no other.
- 6 Egg yolks
- ½ cup Sugar
- 2 cups Heavy cream
- 1 cup Whole milk
- 1¼ tsp. Freshly grated nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- Prepare an ice water bath with a bowl inside it.
- Whisk together egg yolks and sugar.
- Heat cream, milk, nutmeg, and salt in a saucepan over medium-low until it steams.
- Temper egg mixture by slowly ladling in cream mixture, whisking constantly until all is added. Pour custard back into saucepan; cook until a thermometer registers 160°. Transfer custard to bowl set in ice water and stir occasionally until cold; cover and refrigerate.
- Eggnog can be prepared and refrigerated up to 1 week ahead.
1 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories363
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 18g 90%
- Cholesterol 256mg 86%
- Sodium 48mg 2%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Protein 5g 10%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.