Don's Friend Tonja's Cousin Toni's Boyfriend's Grandmother's Eggnog

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Tonja was born in the 1940's and this is her cousin Toni's boyfriend's grandmother's eggnog, so I'm guessing this is from the mid-1800's and probably dates much earlier. The original recipe called for half milk and half cream, but I use half and half. Delicious and simple, but be warned, Granny apparently liked a kick! I've made it from scratch and with the modern equivalents and it's fantastic either way. Do yourself a favor and use a mixer for everything. Those who like eggnog LOVE this recipe. I never leave a party with leftovers.

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 gallon

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • 1 quart bourbon

  • 1 cup rum

  • 2 quarts half-and-half cream

  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, or amount to taste

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until thick and pale, about 5 minutes. Gradually stir in the bourbon, rum, half and half and nutmeg.

  2. In a separate chilled bowl, whip the cream until it can stand in a peak. Fold the whipped cream into the egg mixture. Pour into a plastic container and refrigerate overnight (if possible). Shake the container before serving.

Editor's Note:

This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, How to Make Your Eggs Safe.

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