Mom's Eggnog


"A traditional eggnog for the holidays. Milk is sweetened and cooked with egg yolks to make a creamy custard. It is then lightened with whipped egg whites and topped with whipped cream and nutmeg. "


30 m servings 437 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 437 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 15.9 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 58.2g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 15.7 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 177 mg
  • 59%
  • Sodium:
  • 186 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large saucepan, stir together sugar and flour. Gradually stir in the milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks until smooth. Ladle a small amount of the hot milk into the yolks and quickly whisk in. Pour the tempered yolk mixture back into the hot milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. In a medium glass or metal bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add 4 teaspoons sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. fold whites into eggnog and refrigerate until chilled. Serve garnished with a dollop of whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg.
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  1. 20 Ratings


Sorry, my family didn't like this recipe very much. We were expecting it to taste a lot like the stuff you buy at the store and it just seemed to be missing something.

hmm i did not like the taste of this eggnog for drinking, but it worked fine for my eggnog spice cake luckily. it tasted like milk that had been sitting out too long and i could also taste the ...

I thought this was a great recipie. I made it for a holiday, bring something to lunch, we had at work. It was well liked by all. Too bad I wasn't allowed to add rum. But it was still a success.

I just made this. I agree with the other reader, it does not tell you when to put the vanilla in so I just added it to the milk flour sugar mixture as it was cooking along with cinnamon, cloves...

I almost forgot to review this recipe..I reallyl liked this..I served it at my cookie exchange and got good reviews

I love this recipie

Definetly not like commercial eggnog you buy in a carton. Added cinnamon. DH says it's a dissapointment. Sorry

This recipe has saved my holidays! I've become severely allergic to milk this year, and soy products make me gag, so I though I was going to have to begin braving the autumn through winter with...

Great!!! This would even be better with Rum, whiskey, or Brandy!!!