An extremely rich eggnog. Not for anyone watching cholesterol!

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine egg yolks, 2 cups sugar and rum. Mix well, cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.

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  • Stir half-and-half into cooled yolk mixture. In a large bowl, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form; set aside.

  • In a separate clean bowl, with a clean whisk, whip egg whites until thick, then gradually add sugar and whip until peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the egg whites, then fold into the yolks mixture. Sprinkle top with nutmeg.

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.

Nutrition Facts

425 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 33.4g; fat 23.2g; cholesterol 83mg; sodium 38.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
Forget the rest...this IS the best. If you buy that yellow sludge from the grocery store labeled "Eggnog", you should be ashamed!!! This eggnog is truly a cut above them all, it is thick, rich, creamy and absolutely luscious. I served this to my guests last Christmas and everyone BEGGED for more. I had to come back this year to find the recipe again. Not necessarily the easiest to make, but WELL worth every effort. A new tradition has been added to my household. Thank you, Henry VG...who EVER you are!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2003
This tasted really bad!! I even added a BUNCH of netmeg and it still didn't help. to thin and no taste. Read More
(24)
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
Forget the rest...this IS the best. If you buy that yellow sludge from the grocery store labeled "Eggnog", you should be ashamed!!! This eggnog is truly a cut above them all, it is thick, rich, creamy and absolutely luscious. I served this to my guests last Christmas and everyone BEGGED for more. I had to come back this year to find the recipe again. Not necessarily the easiest to make, but WELL worth every effort. A new tradition has been added to my household. Thank you, Henry VG...who EVER you are!!! Read More
(58)
Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2003
Mix the egg yolk mixture into the egg white mixture, not the other way around. Do it slowly and don't be too careful about the folding. it'll work and the beaten eggwhites won't float. We all enjoyed it a great deal, though it makes way more than 20 servings! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
This is the recipe you want to use! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2003
This tasted really bad!! I even added a BUNCH of netmeg and it still didn't help. to thin and no taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
Awesome! The king of all eggnog recipes. Delicious and really brightens the spirtit;). Highly recommended for any holiday party but keep the children far...far away from the bowl. This is a very sweet recipe. You might have to cut the sugar a little bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
The BEST most delicious Authentic eggnogg. Yum. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/07/2003
This recipe was far from what I expected. It didn't even taste like eggnog! More like cream with way too much rum. The rum definitly overpowered the recipe and I would suggest that you use a lot less then called for. I must have done something wrong because the whipped cream and egg whites settled at the top and it would not mix in for the life of me. I guess I'm sticking to the store bought a lot easier and a lot less time consuming. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2003
This recipe is pretty good... a little thick for my liking but what do I know I'm the type who always bought mine at the store. Fairly easy to make just use good rum... Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
I really like this Eggnog extremely creamy and pretty thick.... absolutely great! It is definitely worth the work!! Read More
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