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the best egg nog

a recipe by
Sue Siwirski
Garden Grove, CA

I got this recipe out of a carton of eggs back in the 90's. I've made it every year since for Christmas--it's become a family tradition. Even people that don't think they like egg nog love this recipe!

serves 30-5 oz servings
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For the best egg nog

  • 12
    eggs, separated
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 qt
    half and half
  • 1 pt
    heavy cream, whipped
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • nutmeg

How To Make the best egg nog

  • 1
    Beat egg yolks with sugar. (at this point, you can add 2 c Bourbon & 1 c Brandy if desired---I don't)
  • 2
    Add salt to egg whites and whip till stiff
  • 3
    Mix half and half into egg yolks.
  • 4
    Fold beaten egg whites and beaten whipping cream into egg yolk mixture. Add Vanilla. Garnish with nutmeg if desired.
  • 5
    We drink it immediately. If you chill it first, stir before serving as it separates.