Rating: 4.57 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This is an authentic traditional 19th century English holiday drink. It's best if you use fresh nutmeg only. Make it and enjoy it while decorating the tree - it's incredibly delicious, rich and oh so addictive!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 (3/4 cup) servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a half gallon container, mix together the heavy cream, apple cider, milk, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg with a whisk. Serve immediately, or refrigerate overnight. Whisk again before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

364 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 23g; fat 30g; cholesterol 110.3mg; sodium 40.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2011
Do not make this if you are alone. Unless what you really want for Christmas is a butt like a polar bear. This is so good! Had to update this review: I took this to a recipe swap and several of the ladies used it as a creamer for their coffee. I'm not a coffee drinker and didn't try it but they raved about it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2012
This recipe is great for those who do not care for egg nog. It almost tasted like banana. It was however way too sweet. Next time I would cut the sugar in half and add a little bit more apple cider. The heavy cream and sugar really over power any good that comes along with this recipe. But with some tweaking it could be great. Read More
(1)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2011
Do not make this if you are alone. Unless what you really want for Christmas is a butt like a polar bear. This is so good! Had to update this review: I took this to a recipe swap and several of the ladies used it as a creamer for their coffee. I'm not a coffee drinker and didn't try it but they raved about it. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2005
I really like this recipe! My husband couldn't tell the difference between this and eggnog. It is extremely quick and easy. I have to fully agree with the author's statement...in this particular recipe it is imperative that you only use FRESH grated nutmeg. I had just purchased whole nutmeg from Penzey's spices (yum) and it was excellent. This is a keeper for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2011
I have to say this is very good. Taste just like eggnog but without egg. There is a slight hint of apple from the cider... just enough to add some spice. The nutmeg is a must (I did not use fresh) as this brings it all together. I used half the sugar called for and for half of that I used dark brown sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2005
Oh my gosh. This was soooooo good! They're right it's addictive. I hesitated making it because of all the cream but after I tasted it I couldn't have cared less what the calorie count was. Way better than egg nog I can't wait for Christmas to make more! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2005
This was pretty good. It tasted similar to eggnog but I think I like this more. The only things I really didn't like were the big chunks of grated nutmeg and the high calorie content:) A nice holiday drink nonetheless. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2010
This was very good. Tastes like a melted milkshake with nutmeg. It was too sweet for me so I added another cup of milk and cut back the sugar by 1/4 Cup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2008
Very delicious! I've made it with just milk and it still tastes good (though not as creamy). Remember to use chilled apple cider because hot will curdle the milk-yucky! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2009
So so so easy and sooooooooooooo delicious! Like a richer eggnog only much simpler to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2012
WOW. I may never buy eggnog again although I think the eggs were the only thing remotely good for you in eggnog and this doesn't have any! Definitely an indulgence! Not quite the same texture as eggnog but still very good. I whipped up a half batch of this in about 2 minutes I put all the ingredients in a quart size drinking bottloe and just shook it up until the sugar dissolved. First 5 star rating from me on AllRecipes! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2012
This recipe is great for those who do not care for egg nog. It almost tasted like banana. It was however way too sweet. Next time I would cut the sugar in half and add a little bit more apple cider. The heavy cream and sugar really over power any good that comes along with this recipe. But with some tweaking it could be great. Read More
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