Eggnog Recipe

This Eggnog recipe makes a delicious, thick and creamy old fashioned eggnog.

A traditional holiday beverage made with Rum.

Experience one of our pleasures from the past.

Eggnog was President, George Washington's favorite Christmas Beverage.

Eggnog Recipe With Rum

  • 3 eggs

  • 1/2 cups sugar

  • 1 pint half and half milk

  • 1/4 cup light rum

  • 1 cup whipped cream

  • nutmeg

Beat together eggs and sugar until foamy.

Slowly stir in rum.

Mix well.

Then slowly stir in milk.

Fold in whipped cream.

Pour into serving glasses and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Makes 4 servings.

Eggnog Without Alcohol

Some people prefer Eggnog without alcohol.

Children and those who do not prefer to consume alcohol can enjoy this festive, delicious beverage.

Make the above recipe eliminating the rum and add 2 teaspoons of rum flavoring.


Old Fashioned Eggnog Recipe
No. 2

  • 6 large eggs

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 quart of Bourbon Whiskey

  • 1 cup rum

  • 4 cups half and half milk (not low fat milk)

  • 4 cups whole milk

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • grated nutmeg or cinnamon to taste

Whisk together eggs and sugar until light and frothy.

Slowly stir in Bourbon Whiskey.

Slowly stir in rum.

Slowly stir in half and half milk, whole milk and heavy cream.

Chill and pour into individual serving glasses.

Lightly sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon to taste, if preferred.

White House Eggnog Recipe

Eggnog has been a favorite beverage in the White House.

The cookbook titled, White House Cookbook, was written and published under copyright by Mrs. F. L. Gillette 1886.

Mrs. Gillette proclaimed her "Practical Housekeeping Recipes" were collected for 40 years.

She also tested her recipes of over 500 pages.

Directions: Beat the yellows of 12 eggs until very light.

Stir in as much sugar as they will dissolve.

Pour in gradually 1 glass of Brandy to cook the eggs and 1 glass of old whiskey.

Stir in 1 grated nutmeg.

Stir in 3 pints of rich milk.

Beat egg whites until frothy and beat in last.

Mrs. Gillette did not mention chilling this eggnog before serving.

Refrigerators for home use had not been invented when her book was published but frozen ice machines were available, commercially.

It is not certain when or where eggnog was first invented.

However, accordingly one dictionary lists the word "eggnog" as being an Americanism invented in 1765-75.

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George Washington Eggnog Recipe

The historical records I have show George Washington's Eggnog slightly different from the White House Eggnog Recipe.

Washington's favorite beverage has more types of alcohols.

I haven't tested his recipe, but I assume since the recipe it is more complex, it is tastier.


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