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Old Fashioned Eggnog

When you discover how easy this old fashioned eggnog is to make, you'll never buy it in a carton again. Sprinkle with nutmeg and garnish with cinnamon sticks.

Gooseberry Patch DECEMBER 2010

  • Yield: 6 cups


  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 qt. light cream, divided
  • 1 cup golden rum or 1 tablespoon rum extract plus 1 cup water
  • Garnish: nutnemg, cinnamon sticks


Beat eggs until light and foamy. Add sugar amd salt. beating until thick.

Combine egg mixture and 2 cups light cream in a large saucepan. Stirring constantly, cook over low heat until mixture coats the back of a metal spoon and reaches 160° on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat.

Stir in remaining light cream; add rum or extract and water. Chill several hours. Sprinkle with nutmeg before serving. Garnish with cinnamon sticks.


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Old Fashioned Eggnog Recipe