Egg Nog

Homemade Egg Nog

For the past fifty or so years I’ve made Egg Nog every Christmas. Most of my family and friends love it. Once in a while someone says, “Oh, I don’t like egg nog” and I always assume they’ve never tried the homemade kind. What one buys in the store is nothing like what you make at home. Here’s my recipe. I hope you’ll try it. It is so easy and I think you’ll love it.


2 Eggs, well beaten*
1 can Eagle Brand milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 quart whole milk
1/2 pint (1 cup) whipping cream
Nutmeg to flavor
Whip cream and set aside. Beat eggs, add Eagle Brand (sweetened condensed) milk, vanilla and salt. Beat well. Fold in whipped cream. Add milk and a sprinkle or two of nutmeg.

At time of serving spike with rum or bourbon if desired.

* To be perfectly safe I’ve updated this recipe to use egg beaters which are pasteurized rather than using raw eggs.


Photo credit – Wikipedia


One thought on “Egg Nog

  1. An Eggnog Blog! Who knew? My first and only involvement with it was as a wee young lass, maybe in the 1950s and I haven’t tried it since. Not sure what the aversion was, but it made me never try it again. Yours sounds interesting. My Mom’s sister was a nun, and she LOVED it, and wine. She came to stay with us one week during each Christmas Season, so that’s how we learned of her “peccadilloes”, as we called them back then. Maybe she was onto something….Now, should I call her the Nog Nun or praise her way to use her nog-gin?

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