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Egg Nog

Welcome holiday guests with a cup of rich homemade egg nog laced with  both brandy and rum and garnished with whipped cream and nutmeg. 

Southern Living NOVEMBER 2000

  • Yield: Makes 8 cups

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • Garnishes: whipped cream, grated fresh nutmeg

Preparation

Stir together egg and sugar in a large saucepan; gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 18 to 20 minutes or until mixture thickens and coats a metal spoon. Remove from heat; stir in brandy, rum, and vanilla. Cover and chill 8 hours.

Beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form; fold into chilled egg mixture. Garnish, if desired.

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