Thursday, January 21, 2010

The End of an Era...

It's official. The Christmas season is over. The Valentine's Day candy is out on the shelves. Gone are the exquisite gingerbread, peppermint, and mocha holiday coffee creamers, gone are the bright reds and greens on every end-cap. Santa has left the dairy section. The most dreaded result of this catastrophe? Eggnog is no more! As you can see from the picture, I've drained the dregs of the last of our eggnog stash, and am getting pretty desperate. 

But really, there's no need to go into post-nog-depression, there is hope! Even if Wal-mart refuses to give us the nectar of life year-round, we can fend for ourselves creating something truly spectacular--homemade eggnog. Yes, don't freak out, it can be done. I've found a highly rated recipe on, and am posting it here. Hopefully it will bring a little "spice" into your otherwise dull, colorless, eggnog-free January.

(By the way, the recipe's author says that it's great without the alcohol, a good thing for teetotalers like me!)

Traditional Eggnog

Recipe #15340 | 25 min | 25 min prep | 

20 Cups (change servings and units)


  • 12 large egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 7 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups light rum
  • 1 cup whiskey (rye or scotch)
  • 1 dash nutmeg


  1. 1
    You will need 3 medium to large bowls.

  2. 2
    In the first bowl beat egg whites until they start to thicken.

  3. 3
    Add 1 cup sugar, beat until thick.

  4. 4
    In the second bowl: Beat egg yolks and salt until thick.

  5. 5
    Combine beaten egg whites with yolks and beat until mixed and thick.

  6. 6
    In a third large bowl beat cream until it starts to thicken.

  7. 7
    Add 2 tbsp sugar & vanilla to the beaten cream.

  8. 8
    Add milk, rum & whiskey beating continually (for non alcoholic eggnog omit the alcohol and add artificial rum flavoring doing it a tsp at a time until you achieve the desired taste).

  9. 9
    Combine all the ingredients, and chill.

  10. 10
    Serve with a garnish of a sprinkle of nutmeg on top of each glass.

Link to recipe on Recipezaar


  1. very funny Cool! Thanks!

  2. Oh, fellow egg-nog lovers unite! I laughed when you called it the 'nectar of life', and I happen to agree. I should try to make that recipe...of course, spare time eludes me. I loved this post!

  3. We both adore egg nog! I grew up drinking the homemade is so good!! :)


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