I was really never a fan of eggnog... until a friend gave me this proven recipe. It's simply the best! It's rich and creamy, just like melted vanilla ice cream. This makes almost a gallon and packs a punch... so drink responsibly.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix egg yolks, 2 cups sugar, rum, and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight to "cure."

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  • Beat egg whites and remaining 1 cup sugar in a bowl using an electric mixer until firm peaks form. Fold in heavy cream. Fold in the egg yolk mixture. Beat in half-and-half until well combined. Pour into lidded jars or containers, refrigerate, and shake before serving.

Cook's Note:

Make sure you use a big bowl that will hold a gallon for mixing.

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

445 calories; protein 7.1g 14% DV; carbohydrates 41.3g 13% DV; fat 21.7g 33% DV; cholesterol 202.5mg 68% DV; sodium 88.8mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2018
Made this eggnog for a party and it was a HUGE hit! My guests loved it and said it was the best eggnog they had ever had. Read More
2 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2018
Made this eggnog for a party and it was a HUGE hit! My guests loved it and said it was the best eggnog they had ever had. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2017
I don't care for Captain Morgan but it is my husbands drink of choice so I made this for him. He gave it 2 thumbs up and asked me to make it again so I'm going with a 5 star rating. Read More
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