Original recipe yields 5 servings
This is a great recipe but if you are scared of the bacteria here is a simple solution. I did my research and found that the bacteria lives more in the yolk and is not as likely to live in the white. Wisk the yolks and the condensed milk over a very low heat stirring constantly till it reaches 140-160 degrees. You must have the liquid of the milk in with the yolks or it will coagulate and produce scrabmled eggs. Keep stirring occasionally till cooled and follow the rest of the recipe. It takes a little longer but is just as good. I have 2 small children and I am pregnant so it worked for me.
Not nearly as thick as it should be. I grew up drinking egg nog that was so thick and fluffy - yet creamy (mmm!) - that you really don't "drink" it. The difference is that you don't put milk in the thick kind at all. Instead, subsitute a pint of whipping cream (whipped), and fold it in with the yolks, rum, & sugar, then carefully fold in the egg whites. It's sooo much better! (Note: If you go with the modified recipe, you use 6 eggs and not just 4).
Wow - I had to make egg nog from scratch this year since I was overseas for Christmas. But this recipe was perfect! Everyone loved it and I'll definitely be making it again. I added a little extra rum and found that really enhanced up the flavour. The left-overs kept well in the fridge too.