Rating: 4.67 stars
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

It is relatively easy to toss a few quarts of eggnog and a bottle of rum into a punch bowl, but take the time to make some eggnog from scratch and you will be amazed how great real eggnog can be.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 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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  • Beat yolks in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add sugar. Beat until mixture thickens. Stir in milk and rum. Pour into a large punch bowl and chill for 3-4 hours.

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  • Fold in whip cream before serving. Garnish with freshly ground 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

734 calories; protein 7.8g; carbohydrates 44.6g; fat 38g; cholesterol 394.5mg; sodium 74.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (41)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2007
This was fantastic eggnog. As a safety precaution we tempered the eggs by first heating 1/2 of the milk and slowly pouring it into the egg and sugar mixture while whisking the eggs constantly. Then proceed with the cold ingredients (and vanilla). This will raise the temperature of the eggs so it is safe for children and pregnant women to drink. That being said I also left out the rum and served it on the side: ). This received rave reviews from all! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(230)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2011
This is an extraordinary eggnog recipe but my guests found it way too sweet. I halved the sugar and I also included the egg whites. Read More
(23)
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2007
This was fantastic eggnog. As a safety precaution we tempered the eggs by first heating 1/2 of the milk and slowly pouring it into the egg and sugar mixture while whisking the eggs constantly. Then proceed with the cold ingredients (and vanilla). This will raise the temperature of the eggs so it is safe for children and pregnant women to drink. That being said I also left out the rum and served it on the side: ). This received rave reviews from all! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(230)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2007
Awesome! I just made a double batch of it. I did change a few things though. I used powdered sugar instead of granulated. I used 2 cups of spiced rum 2 cups of brandy and 1/4 cup whiskey. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(87)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2005
My kids LOVED this more than store bought! It also tastes great in Eggnog bread recipes!! Highly recommend and very easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2007
Made this last Christmas and everyone raved! One change I made was straining egg nog just before serving. I also added extra freshly grated nutmeg in each glass. Read More
(38)
Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2011
This is an extraordinary eggnog recipe but my guests found it way too sweet. I halved the sugar and I also included the egg whites. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2010
I used this recipe because I needed to utilize 6 egg yolks from a dessert I made. It was my first eggnog I have made coquito before (and realized I love it more) but this recipe is different from coquito. The texture was creamy and milky. I used less sugar and less rum (white rum) but I think spirit gives an extra kick and makes the eggnog tastier. In my opinion this eggnog needs more spices so I added cinnamon cloves and nutmeg in the bottle. Overall this is a delicious eggnog and easy to make too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2007
All I can say we had a great party! Everyone loves this eggnog. It went very quickly! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
My Husband followed this recipe and it was the HIT of our annual Christmas party...destined to be a classic from now on. Very creamy and delicious! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2006
Fantastic!!!!! Read More
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