Homemade Eggnog
Making your own eggnog is not as difficult as you think!
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 4
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs (I used farm fresh organic, free-range eggs)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1½ cups heavy cream (you can also use half-and-half if you prefer)
  • ¼ cup Grand Marnier
  • ½ cup bourbon (can also reduce you ¼ cup, but I like mine boozy!)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • nutmeg for sprinkling
  1. In a large saucepan, bring the milk to boil and then turn off the heat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and the sugar, then slowly pour in the hot milk while whisking constantly. (It's really important to add the milk very slowly! And keep stirring! Otherwise the egg will cook into scrambled eggs and you really don't want that.) Return the hot egg/milk mixture to the saucepan and cook over low heat for approx 6-8 mins until the mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon. (Be careful not to overcook! Otherwise you run the risk of scrambled eggs again!)
  3. Pour the eggnog base through a cheesecloth or other fine-mesh sieve and back into the bowl. Stir in the cream, Grand Marnier, bourbon, and vanilla.
  4. Pour eggnog into a glass pitcher and cover with plastic wrap. Chill until cold.
  5. To serve, pour over ice and sprinkle with nutmeg.
If you'd rather your Eggnog not be spiked, just leave out the bourbon and Grand Marnier!
Recipe by the lovely kitchen at http://www.thelovelykitchen.org/2015/11/homemade-eggnog/