Offer your holiday party guests this creamy, smooth egg nog topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of grated nutmeg.
6 large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups milk
1 cup brandy
1/4 cup rum
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups whipping cream
Garnishes: whipped cream, grated fresh nutmeg
- Stir together egg and sugar in a large saucepan; gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 18 to 20 minutes or until mixture thickens and coats a metal spoon. Remove from heat; stir in brandy, rum, and vanilla. Cover and chill 8 hours.
- Beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form; fold into chilled egg mixture. Garnish, if desired.
Makes 8 cups.