better eggnog for the holidays

Here is a great recipe for those of you that like eggnog.

6 eggs
1/2 pound (2 cups) powdered sugar
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups milk
1 quart heavy whipping cream
freshly grated nutmeg (optional)

 

 

Separate eggs by placing the yolks into a large bowl and the whites into a small bowl and place them in the refrigerator to use later in the recipe.  Beat the egg yolks with a hand mixer until light in color.  Gradually beat in powdered sugar; then beat in milk and vanilla very slowly.  Cover mixture and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour.  This gets rid of the “eggy” taste.

Stir in additional milk .  Beat heavy whipping cream into the mixture.  In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until they are stiff, but not dry.  Fold them into the eggnog mixture and refrigerate.  Sprinkle some freshly grated nutmeg over each glass before serving.

 

*Since you are using raw eggs, you might prefer to use organic.