Author: Annette1990 of Montana
Recipe type: Beverage
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup sugar
- 3 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup whisky
- ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 cup heavy cream
- In a saucepan, beat the eggs and sugar until creamy. In a second saucepan over low heat, heat 2 cups of the milk until hot. Slowly add to the egg mixture, stirring continuously. Cook over low heat, stirring, for 15 to 20 minutes or until the mixture reaches 170°F and has thickened. Stir in the remaining milk, vanilla, whisky, and half the nutmeg. Chill 3 hours.
- In a medium bowl, beat the cream until soft peaks form. Fold into the milk mixture. Ladle the eggnog into a punch bowl and sprinkle with the remaining grated nutmeg.
This traditional holiday drink is saved from raw-egg problems by cooking the custard. Brandy or rum can be substituted for whisky.