Homemade Eggnog

Posted by Donna-Marie Pye on




  • 6 eggs, separated
  • ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup  whipping cream
  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg


  1. In a large bowl and using a mixer, beat the egg yolks together with the sugar for approx 10 minutes (you want the mixture to be firm and the colour of butter).
  2. Very slowly, add in the bourbon and brandy - just a little at a time. When bourbon and brandy have been added, chill in the refrigerator for up to 6 hours or overnight depending on how long before your party you're making the eggnog.
  3. Thirty minutes before your guests arrive, stir the milk into the chilled yolk mixture. Stir in 1½ tsp ground nutmeg.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the cream with a mixer on high speed until the cream forms stiff peaks.
  5. In yet another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture.  Gently fold the cream into the egg mixture. After ladling into cups, garnish with the remainder of the ground nutmeg.

Makes 6-8 servings

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