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Spread good cheer with glasses of this Christmas classic.

Source: Everyday Food, December 2009
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Cook's Notes

If you like, use a combination of brandy, bourbon, and dark rum in equal proportions. Don't have a vanilla bean? You can substitute 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract. To skip raw egg whites: In step 4, omit the 2 cups cream that are added with the brandy. Substitute 3 cups heavy cream for the whites and proceed as directed.

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  • Bobin
    26 JAN, 2014
    Mine came out lumpy and curdled looking. It started the curdling as I cooked the egg yolk and mik mixture. I strained it but there were an awful lot of solids left, more solids than the liquid that strained through so I pushed it through the sieve with my spoon. Once I mixed in the egg whites which I basically beat in because folding them in was not working very well (very lumpy) and ladled myself a glass I almost couldn't stand to drink it, it had the curdled texture through.
  • ktgrice
    4 DEC, 2010
    Nice and basic and the texture is perfect. i like a little more spice but my boyfriend who has never had eggnog before loved it!

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