Classic Eggnog Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Main Ingredient


 Egg yolks2
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Milk4 Cup (64 tbs) (scalded)
 Vanilla1 Teaspoon (2 tablespoons cooking sherry)
 Egg whites2
 Sugar3 Tablespoon
 Sugar1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Heavy cream1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), whipped

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1297 Calories from Fat 727

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 82 g125.9%

Saturated Fat 47.4 g236.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 625 mg

Sodium 1002.8 mg41.8%

Total Carbohydrates 106 g35.2%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 101.3 g

Protein 43 g85.3%

Vitamin A 62.4% Vitamin C 1.2%

Calcium 114.4% Iron 6.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Beat 1/2 cup sugar into egg yolks.
Add salt; slowly stir in milk.
Cook in double boiler over hot, not boding water, stirring constantly, till mixture coats spoon.
Add vanilla.
Beat egg whites till foamy.
Gradually add 3 tablespoons sugar, beating till soft peaks form.
Add meringue to custard and mix thoroughly.
Chill 3 or 4 hours.
Pour into punch bowl.
Fold 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar into whipped cream,dot eggnog with "islands" of it.
Sprinkle with nutmeg.