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This got rave reviews from my family, but I thought it was a bit light. I halfed the recipe, and it was the perfect amount for 5, but next time I will do a little less milk. Also, I do wish that there were approximate times on the recipe for beating, as everyones judgement is different on "thicken." I think I overdid my cream just a little, as there were whipped cream floaters on every glass. But I don't think we will ever buy storebought again!
Even my friends that don't normally care for eggnog loved it. Now they request it. Will be making it for the third time this year.
Incredible! I made with alcohol, since I don't trust the eggs without it. Mind over matter really. I made a slight change with that as well, putting 1 Cup of light rum, and 2 cups of Brandy in instead of the whiskey. It only keeps for 4 days, so drink fast! Puts the store bought stuff to shame.
If you are concerned about the use of raw eggs, you can A- make the recipe using "pasteurized shell eggs," which are perfectly safe to use in a raw state and their use is approved by the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). B- cook the eggs, milk and sugar together (making a custard base) and adding the remaining ingredients to the well chilled custard base. FYI: Laws about serving raw eggs vary from state to state. In many states in the USA there only has to be a health warning on the menu to the effect that eating raw and undercooked food (eggs, beef, etc.) is known to cause illness.
This isn't really a rating, more of a statement. While this may be the best egg nog on the face of the planet, you could potentially make someone very very sick (or even kill them!) using this recipe with raw eggs as it is written. As a restaurant Food Safety Manger and Trainer I am certified by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and I can tell you that this would be illegal to serve in any establishment in the USA.
Made exactly as posted minus the alcohol and it tasted awesome!!!! Very easy to make also. Thanks for a great recipe
I just gone done trying to make this and it is absolutely wonderful! I used my handheld mixer with the whipping disc and it took seconds to whip up the eggs. I can't get over how good this stuff is! I did scale the recipe down as I didn't know if I would like it and didn't want to waste all that egg nog if I didn't like it. Next time I'm making the full batch! Thanks so much for the recipe!
I made this without the alcohol and it was great. My whole family loved it and had me making it all season. I'll definitely be making for this season too! Yummy!