Total Time
25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I don't like eggnog, but I LOVE this one! It is made from scratch...none of that store-bought stuff. Soooo good recipe from Alton Brown. I used the cooked version.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color.
  2. Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved.
  3. Add the milk, cream, bourbon and nutmeg and stir to combine.
  4. Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat to soft peaks.
  5. With the mixer still running gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  6. Whisk the egg whites into the mixture.
  7. Chill and serve.
  8. Cook's Note: For cooked eggnog, follow procedure below.
  9. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color.
  10. Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved. Set aside.
  11. In a medium saucepan, over high heat, combine the milk, heavy cream and nutmeg and bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  12. Remove from the heat and gradually temper the hot mixture into the egg and sugar mixture.
  13. Then return everything to the pot and cook until the mixture reaches 160 degrees F.
  14. Remove from the heat, stir in the bourbon, pour into a medium mixing bowl, and set in the refrigerator to chill.
  15. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg whites to soft peaks.
  16. With the mixer running gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  17. Whisk the egg whites into the chilled mixture.
  18. The American Egg Board states: "There have been warnings against consuming raw or lightly cooked eggs on the grounds that the egg may be contaminated with Salmonella, a bacteria responsible for a type of foodborne illness. Healthy people need to remember that there is a very small risk and treat eggs and other raw animal foods accordingly. Use only properly refrigerated, clean, sound-shelled, fresh, grade AA or A eggs. Avoid mixing yolks and whites with the shell -- ".

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