Eggnog Recipe

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

A traditional holiday beverage made with Rum. For a non-alcoholic drink, substitute the Rum with rum flavoring.

Experience one of our pleasures from the past.

This was president, George Washington's favorite Christmas drink.

Before he became president, he hosted a huge Christmas banquet serving cakes, pies, turkey, ham, and a myriad of other foods, including eggnog.

 (See George Washington's Recipe below.)

My Family Recipe

  • 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.

Note: For those preferring a non-alcohol version, eliminate the rum and add 2 teaspoons of rum flavoring with the milk.

George Washington

George Washington, a wealthy tobacco planter and the first president of our United States was born in Virginia in 1732.

Because of his wealth he was able to host elaborate festivities.

At Christmas Time he served his favorite drink, eggnog, at these lavish events.

There are various formulas of his recipe published in books and on the internet. They all can't be original.

However, they all have in common a high ration of spirits (alcohol) to the rest of the ingredients.

Therefore, I have selected a recipe from my personal collection that I find to be more complex and gives the greatest flavor.

Tip: Recipe may be divided to serve fewer people.

George Washington's Eggnog Recipe

  • 12 eggs, divided
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 pint Brandy
  • 1/2 pint Rye
  • 1/4 pint dry Sherry
  • 1/4 cup Rum
  • 1 qt. cold milk
  • 1 qt. cold cream
  • nutmeg (optional)

Separate eggs yolks from egg whites.

Beat the whites until they are stiff. Set aside.

Beat egg yolks and sugar together until light and foamy.

About 3 minutes.

Slowly stir in the Brandy. (This is said to "cook" the raw egg yolks to make them safe).

Then slowly add the Rye, Sherry and Rum.

Stir in milk and cream.

Fold in beaten egg whites

Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled and serve in a tall glass or mug.

Sprinkle each serving with grated nutmeg if desired.

You can substitute cinnamon. (I highly recommend adding nutmeg).


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