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Early American Eggnog

Early American Eggnog

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    5 d 1 h
cutiemoose

cutiemoose

Supposedly a recipe from George Washington, I have used this recipe for five annual New Year's parties. You MUST make it about 10 days in advance to mellow the flavors. Then it is so smooth one of my guests unknowingly served her 2 year old! Use premium vanilla ice cream to keep it chilled in the punch bowl. I like to shape the ice cream in a star molds, and use them one-at-a-time to chill the eggnog throughout the evening.

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Directions

  1. Pour the brandy, sherry, rum, and whiskey into a bowl.
  2. Place the egg yolks and egg whites into two separate, large mixing bowls. Set the egg whites aside. Beat the egg yolks until light and frothy. Gradually beat in the sugar until the egg mixture is light colored. Slowly beat in the liquor mixture. With the mixer still running, pour in the milk and heavy cream until thoroughly blended.
  3. Using a clean beater, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the milk mixture. Pour into two clean, gallon-size plastic milk containers. Refrigerate at least 5 days, or 10 days for an even smoother taste. Shake the container occasionally to keep the alcohol from separating.
  4. To serve, pour the eggnog into a punch bowl. Whisk to blend milk mixture, add the quart of vanilla ice cream, and garnish with nutmeg.
  5. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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TIMSGAL
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TIMSGAL

12/23/2008

I haven't tried this recipe either, but I didn't think it was fair for someone to leave a 1 star review when they didn't try it, just because the recipe calls for raw eggs. The fact is, the chance of getting salmonella from eating raw eggs is 1 in 30,000. And actually, in a healthy human body, salmonella can't do any harm. Most of us have some small amount of salmonella introduced into our systems all the time. In a healthy body the salmonella is controlled and killed by healthy intestinal flora in the gut. It's a shame people don't get their facts straight before posting a review of an untried recipe, leaving 1 star and ruining the overall rating. Happy Holidays (and try not to drink 30,000 eggs-worth of eggnog)!! :o)

Lori L
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Lori L

1/2/2008

This is the best eggnog I have ever tasted. It really does need to age the full 10 days. I had made some and sent some with my husband to his New Years Eve party for work the eggnog was at 7 days, it was good but at 10 days it was great!!! I already have set the date to make it next year for both Christmas and New Years.

fpu
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fpu

12/29/2008

Save yourself some time and just make a double batch to begin with. Put 1/2 out for guests; hide the other 1/2 for yourself. When I offered this to my guests on Christmas Eve, the whole batch disappeared before I even had dinner on the table. It's fabulous!

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