Traditional Eggnog


  • 12 large egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 7 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups light rum
  • 1 cup whiskey (rye or scotch)
  • 1 dash nutmeg


  1. You will need 3 medium to large bowls.
  2. In the first bowl beat egg whites until they start to thicken.
  3. Add 1 cup sugar, beat until thick.
  4. In the second bowl: Beat egg yolks and salt until thick.
  5. Combine beaten egg whites with yolks and beat until mixed and thick.
  6. In a third large bowl beat cream until it starts to thicken.
  7. Add 2 tbsp sugar & vanilla to the beaten cream.
  8. Add milk, rum & whiskey beating continually (for non alcoholic eggnog omit the alcohol and add artificial rum flavoring doing it a tsp at a time until you achieve the desired taste).
  9. Combine all the ingredients, and chill.
  10. Serve with a garnish of a sprinkle of nutmeg on top of each glass.

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