Saturday, April 30, 2011

Homemade Eggnog

I just had to try out the recipe for Homemade Eggnog that Nic at bakingsheet posted about. She picked a great one: Very little cleanup, basic ingredients and it comes together super fast. My only alteration would be to use less vanilla extract, as it seemed a bit too sweet to me, but isn't that what people love about eggnog anyways?

Note: You can buy pasteurized eggs still in-shell if you are worried about Salmonella.

Homemade Eggnog
Makes 2 large or 4 small servings.

2 eggs, room temperature
4 T. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (my alteration)
1/4 tsp. nutmeg, plus more for garnishing
2 c. low fat milk
2 oz. brandy (optional)

1. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar until light in color and sugar is dissolved. Whisk in vanilla, nutmeg, milk and brandy, if using. Strain into a small pitcher and chill. Pour into glasses and sprinkle with additional nutmeg.

Source: Bakingsheet


  1. Since discovering eggs pasteurized in the shell, I can't wait to make egg nog! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. I haven't a clue if pasteurized eggs in the shell are available in my area but I absolutely love eggnog and plan to try this with splenda. Thanks!

  3. Thanks a lot Ali! Ive been looking for to do it.Oh my,cant wait to try.

  4. AAAAaaaaahhhh! I am smiling so big right now! This is exactly what my Mom used to make for me when I was little. I called it "Cookie Juice" since it tastes like a nice sugar cookie to me. I haven't ever made this for my kids, but you've inspired me, Ali:) Thanks for the nostalgia!