"Yet another recipe from Southern Living 1981, Syllabub, depending on how it's made, can be a custard type dessert or a beverage. It's made with cream (or milk) and wine or other spirits. Recipes for Syllabub can be traced back to the 17th century. This particular recipe produces a lighter eggnog-type beverage. Cook time is the time listed to chill the beverage."
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins
5 cups




  • Heat the sugar and wine on low heat in a 1 1/2 quart saucepan until the sugar dissolves; stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and slowly add in the half-and-half.
  • Beat until frothy; chill completely, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Pour into glasses, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg.

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  1. A Good Thing
    Is it a drink? Is it dessert? Who cares!?! It's delicious!!! Made for ZWT3...a Toast to the Captains!
  2. katia
    Wow, it was the first time tastying this beverage and I love it. Easy to make with ingredients that I have always on hand. I served to my friends with a bowl of fresh strawberries and everyone asked for a recipe. Made it for ZWT3. Thanks Dreamgoddess for a terrific recipe!
  3. Monkey Face
    Great recipe.This is a variation which is well worth trying.Instead of heating the sugar and wine,leave it to marinate overnight, I also add the peel of one lemon which I remove next day and about 4 tbsp of either brandy, madeira or sherry. I prefer madeira, the mingled flavors are sublime.
  4. Thorsten
    This is a very easy to make, but oh so delicious beverage. I love the taste of white wine, cream/milk flavors and nutmeg. I have used a mixture of half.and-half with milk to make it as a beverage. It asted so good, that you can't stop after just having only one.



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