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Seasons Greetings & Cooked Eggnog Recipe

by Sonia on December 25, 2009

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Dear Pals,

Recipe Marathon Day # 1

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!!! Have a safe & Happy Holidays!

Today, I am ready for marathon race hosted by Nupur. It’s great chance to clear my drafts and some longing posts. I am going to start this event with something sweet and traditional Christmas drink Eggnog. The Eggnog is consists of eggs, milk, sugar and nutmeg. To kick an extra and creamy flavor to eggnog, add some thick cream too. Some people like whipped cream with nutmeg on top and some like as it is. It can be raw or cooked eggnog and you can use your choice of alcohol like rum, brandy or bourbon.

I never have had tried it at home before and I wanted to experience a non-alcoholic and cooked eggnog first. Since consuming raw eggs is not advisable and may cause a risk to your health so I preferred to cook. I googled some eggnog recipes on and found a loads of methods. Basically, there are common ingredients includes eggs, milk, sugar, cream and nutmeg.

I have adapted this recipe from Alton Brown and skipped the alcohol part. So this eggnog is kid friendly too. It came out so creamier and yum yum! :) You can add your choice of alcohol for extra flavour.

Cooked Eggnog Recipe
Alcohol free & Kids friendly Recipe Source: Alton Brown (makes about 4-5 cups)
Serves: makes about 4-5 cups
  • For Eggnog:
  • 3 Eggs - washed and separated
  • A pinch of Salt
  • ⅓ Cup + 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Cups Milk (I used whole milk)
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp grated Nutmeg
  • If using - Brandy or Light Rum or Bourbon or Cognac.
  • For Topping: 1 cup Cooled Whipped Cream | grated Nutmeg
  1. Beat the egg yolks, vanilla extract and salt until they fluffy and pale in colour. Gradually add the ⅓ cup sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved. Set aside.
  2. In a medium thick saucepan, mix the milk, cream and nutmeg and heat over medium heat continues stirring and just bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and gradually add the hot mixture to egg yolks-sugar mixture. Return everything to the pan and cook until the mixture is reaches 160 F° (about 8-9 mins). Remove from the heat, stir in bourbon or any if you are using. Strain the mixture through fine strainer into bowl. You can give an ice bath to chill fast. Cover with wrap and chill about 4 hours in refrigerator.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites to soft peaks. Add the 1 tbsp sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Whisk the egg whites into the chilled eggnog.
  4. Serve in a cup with dollop of cooled whipped cream with sprinkling some grated nutmeg.
  5. Enjoy!

  • Whoa, that looks incredible! You found the perfect recipe to kick off the marathon :)

    I have hesitated to make (and actually, drink) eggnog because I wonder if it tastes too eggy- what do you think?

    • Thanks Nupur for hosting this wonderful event. Naah…you won’t find any eggy taste in it as it’s pre-cooked. It tastes rather yum..yum! :)

  • Simply fantastic:)My supervisor used to drink this in Starbucks and every time someone says eggnog, that’s who I remember…Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays:)

  • Cham

    Merry Xmas, I always avoided because of alco and raw egg. This one sounds cool for evryone!

    • Yes, it tastes good even though I have omitted the alcohol. :)

  • Hi Sonia,

    I was never a fan of eggnog from the store, but this recipe looks wonderful!! I did not know you could have cooked eggnog. Photos are lovely, too! :)

    • Welcome Linda! Even I never have had tried store bought one and always wanted to make it at home and so finally did. Thanks for your sweet words. :)

  • Looks good Sonia. Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays and a new year ahead.! have fun with the marathon.

    • Thanks RC. Wishing you the same. :)

  • Wow ! This looks beautiful and its totally new to me ! Bookmarked :)

  • Like most others, the raw egg was a bit of a turn off … but this looks incredibly creamy and delicious … I am definitely trying it!

  • PJ

    What a perfect recipe to start off the marathon! Eggnog is something I always wished I would make, but never got down to actually making it. Now I have a half-full carton of whipping cream that needs to be used soon, I am thinking what better than eggnog!

  • I love to drink eggnog during the holidays. Being from Seattle, there are quite a few coffee shops that serve eggnog during this time other than Starbucks :)

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