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The Original Eggnog

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This recipe for eggnog is from Martha Stewart's "Entertaining."

  • Servings: 26

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 3060

Ingredients

  • 12 large eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups superfine sugar
  • 1 quart whole milk
  • 1 1/2 quarts heavy cream
  • 3 cups bourbon
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 2 cups cognac
  • Freshly grated nutmeg

Directions

  1. In a very large bowl, beat egg yolks until thick and pale yellow. Gradually add sugar to yolks. With a wire whisk, beat in milk and 1 quart cream. Add bourbon, rum, and cognac, stirring constantly.

  2. Just before serving, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into mixture. Whip remaining heavy cream until stiff and fold in. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Cook's Notes

Note: Raw eggs should not be used in food prepared for pregnant women, babies, young children, or anyone whose health is compromised.

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