My family's Christmas Eve Egg Nog
(At least one of the grand-children request this every year.)I hope you and your family will also enjoy this seasonal treat.
Note: Originally published in Junior League of Baton Rouge's River Road Recipes 1972ed.,I eliminated the alcohol so that it is user friendly for the entire family.
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- 1 dozen large
- eggs, separated
- 1 1/2 c
- granulated sugar
- 1/3 c
- confectioners' sugar
- 1 qt
- homogenized milk
- 1 qt
- vanilla ice cream
- 1 pt
- whipping cream, whipped with 1/3 conf. sugar
- 1 tsp
- freshly grated nutmeg
1Separate yolks from whites of eggs. Beat egg yolks until fluffy and light in color. Add slowly 1 cup sugar while beating mixture constantly.
2While still beating mixture add the milk and the softened ice cream.
3Whip cream until it forms soft peaks.(Be sure to have whipping cream cold) Add 1/3 cup powdered sugar to whipped cream. Set aside.
4Beat whites of six (6) eggs until stiff peaks form and add 1/2 cup granulated sugar.(egg whites should be room temperature to for better volume) Sprinkle with nutmeg.
5Gently fold whipped cream into eggnog mixture and top with dollops of egg whites.