Nov 23, 2012 - 1:11 am
As we start the holiday season I'd like to offer this eggnog recipe that I found and modified in an old cookbook. I like to blend the eggs in a blender instead of just whisking them because it makes for a much smoother mixture and incorporates the brandy (if you desire) much better. I also coddle the eggs first (quick one minute bath in boiling water) to prevent any health risks. Eggs and milk are great for the protein, calcium and albumin levels and this is about the only time I use whole milk instead of 2%. I hope you enjoy this easy to make recipe and it costs a whole lot less than the $8+ they charge for a gallon at the store (I make it a gallon at a time.)
Mix eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt in a blender until frothy. Mix with milk and whisk well to incorporate. Pour and mix with brandy, top with nutmeg.