Brad's Killer Eggnog


I have made this eggnog recipe for the Christmas holiday for over 25 years. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
3 quarts


  • 12 eggs, separated

  • 2 cups white sugar, divided

  • 1 quart rum

  • 1 quart half-and-half

  • 1 quart milk

  • 1 pinch nutmeg

  • ice cubes


  1. Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until foamy. Add 1 cup sugar gradually, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites will form sharp peaks.

  2. Beat egg yolks and remaining 1 cup sugar in a separate bowl until frothy and lightened in color.

  3. Fold egg whites into egg yolk mixture gently; pour into a large punch bowl or pitcher. Stir in rum, half-and-half, and milk.

  4. Top eggnog with nutmeg; serve with ice.

Cook's Note:

Substitute heavy whipping cream for the half-and-half, if desired.

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 (per serving)

508 Calories
15g Fat
41g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 508
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 200mg 67%
Sodium 129mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 203mg 16%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 288mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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