Monday, December 15, 2008

Homemade Eggnog!

Here it is by popular request. . . the recipe for the world's BEST Homemade Eggnog! Anyone who has ever tasted my Mom's eggnog recipe knows that it's nothing like the store-bought kind. I've never liked the store-bought kind at all, since I've been so spoiled by the good stuff. Stephen requests it all the time, and I know your family will love it just as much! So go make some eggnog! It's wonderful anytime in December, but especially perfect for Christmas Eve!

Here's how you make the magic: (I almost always double this recipe)
2 eggs, well beaten
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1 qt. whole milk
1 c. heavy cream, whipped
Grated nutmeg (fresh!)
Combine eggs, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and salt. Gradually beat in milk. Gently fold in whipped cream. Sprinkle nutmeg on top (fresh grated from whole nutmegs is much better than grated from the jar). Chill several hours.

I like to serve mine in fun Christmas mugs, and I always grate a little extra nutmeg over the top of each glass before I serve. Enjoy!!

*Note: If you're pregnant, or if anyone who will be drinking it is pregnant, you'll want to use pasteurized eggs so it will be safe for the baby. I can never find any already pasteurized at the store, but luckily it's really easy to do it yourself! Just heat some water on the stove until it reaches 140 degrees. Use a candy thermometer that attaches to the side of the pan so you don't get it too hot. Let the eggs sit in a bowl of warm water while you heat the water on the stove. When the water reaches 140 degrees, turn off the heat and put the eggs into the hot water. Let them sit that way for 3 minutes. Take them out, and you're done!

Eggnog is awesome by itself, but I love to serve it with homemade cookies or anything chocolatey. I'm really craving some eggnog with any of these treats right NOW!

Merry Christmas! I really want to know who tries this recipe and what you thought!


  1. Oh wow, that sounds really good! So you use drink the raw eggs then? Do you feed the raw eggs to Kirsten? I mean, I ignore all the warnings and eat cookie dough but I think I would probably pasteurize the eggs. What do you do? Does it affect the taste if you do? I'm really excited to try this!!! Thanks so much for posting the recipe!

  2. I am so glad you explained this! After Thanksgiving I have wanted to so bad, but I couldn't find pasturized eggs! Now I can make it, probably tonight!

  3. I'm going to have to make this. My oldest son and husband love eggnog, and I was just checking out gingerbread recipes yesterday as well! Nothing makes the house smell like Christmas like freshly baked cookies.

  4. Ok, Miss Domestic Diva!! I can't believe that a) you make homemade egg nog and b) that you know how to pasturize eggs!! Maybe I'm just domestically challenged or something, but, dang, that is impressive!!

    Thank you for sharing the recipe, I'll be making that and impressing my family this Christmas :)

  5. I want to come to your house for Christmas! I'm a bad mama, this year, not making any holiday treats! my daughter is one, too little to help, she just keeps hanging around my legs while I'm trying to cook.. Maybe next year we can do make cookies and eggnog together!

  6. Yeah! I was hoping you'd post your recipe! And all those treats look sooo yummy. So much for eating healthy.
    p.s. Love all the throwback pictures you have from Christmas past!

  7. I am going to have to try that and I'll get back with you. My husband loves eggnog, so I bet it is going to be a hit.

  8. I love this recipe I used it last year when you posted it. It is so so yummy! I wasnt thinking and wanted to make a gallon for Thanksgiving and 4x the recipe. well I had to use to big bowls to mix it up. It still was so good. Thank you

  9. i FINALLY just got caught up on all of your posts!!! they are all wonderful!!! i love your Christmas Movies list & all of the Christmas pictures!!!!!!!!!

    That egg nog sounds wonderful!!!!

  10. p.s. i love the picture of you in the SNOW! hahaa!! :)


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