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martha's classic eggnog

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Kim Biegacki
Youngstown, OH

I was watching the Martha Stewart Show the other day and they asked her what her favorite holiday drink was and she said, "Eggnog". So, I wanted to include her decadent recipe for those who may want to indulge in an over the top Eggnog. This is a strong but full flavored Eggnog and one that you most certainly can celebrate the Christmas season with. Dec. 14th, 2014 --- We made this for our cookie exchange and they loved it! Recipe is from Martha Stewart.

(2 ratings)
yield 12 servings
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For martha's classic eggnog

  • 6 lg
    eggs, separated
  • 3/4 c
    superfine sugar
  • 2 c
    whole milk
  • 3 c
    heavy cream, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 c
    bourbon, preferably maker's mark
  • 1/4 c
    dark rum, preferably mount gay
  • 1/4 c
    cognac, preferably remi martin grand cru
  • freshly grated nutmeg, for sprinkling

How To Make martha's classic eggnog

  • 1
    Beat yolks in a very large bowl until thick and pale. Slowly beat in sugar. --- I did not have a superfine sugar so we put it in the Vita-mix and it worked out great. Whisk in milk and cream.
  • 2
    Mix in 3 choices of alcohol of bourbon, rum, and Cognac. (Cover, and refrigerate for up to 1 day.) --- If not refrigerating overnight, just put some ice in the nog for 10 minutes or so to get nice and cold and strain out the ice immediately.
  • 3
    Just before serving, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold whites into the eggnog mixture. Whisk remaining 1 cup cream until stiff peaks form, and fold into eggnog. (Alternatively, you can fold half the whipped cream into eggnog, and top with remaining half.) Sprinkle with nutmeg. --- We did this 1/2 and 1/2 along with topping of the fresh nutmeg.
  • 4
    Cook's Note The egg yolks and whites in this recipe are not cooked. This dish should not be prepared for pregnant women, the elderly, or anyone whose health is compromised.