Best Homemade Eggnog
The best homemade eggnog is made with simple classic ingredients and comes together in 30 minutes. Treat yourself this holiday season. You'll be coming back for more!
- 6 large eggs
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups whole milk divided
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 12 cinnamon sticks optional for garnish
- Whipped cream optional for garnish
- Pinch of ground cinnamon optional for garnish
- Pinch of ground nutmeg optional for garnish
In a large, heavy saucepan, BEAT eggs, sugar, and salt until blended. STIR in 2 cups of milk and 2-3 cinnamon sticks.
COOK over low heat, stirring slowly and constantly until the mixture is thick enough to coat a metal spoon with a thin film (about 10-15 minutes). The temperature should read 160°F. Do not allow to boil.
REMOVE from heat and STIR in the remaining 2 cups of milk, then vanilla. DISCARD cinnamon sticks. Optional- For perfectly smooth eggnog, POUR through a sieve or cheesecloth before chilling.
Optional- REFRIGERATE in an air-tight container for two hours or overnight. Can also be served immediately.
TOP with any combination of whipped cream, freshly ground nutmeg, and cinnamon sticks.
Calories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 6gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 118mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gCalcium: 138mg