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Classic Cooked Egg Nog

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Category: Beverages

 Ingredients List

  • 6 Eggs
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 1/4 ts Salt; optional
  • 1 qt Milk; divided
  • 1 ts Vanilla
  • Garnishes and stir-ins
  • -(choose 1 or several):
  • Chocolate curls
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Extracts of flavorings
  • Flavored brandy or liqueur
  • Fruit juice or nectar
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Orange slices
  • Peppermint sticks or candy
  • -canes
  • Plain brandy; rum or whisky
  • Sherbet or ice cream
  • Whipping cream; whipped


In a large saucepan, beat together eggs, sugar and salt, if desired. Stir
in 2 cups of the milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until
mixture is thick enough to coat a metal spoon and reaches 160 degrees F.
Remove from heat. Stir in remaining 2 cups milk and vanilla. Cover and
refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, several hours or overnight. Just
before serving, pour into a bowl or pitcher. Garnish or add stir-ins, if
desired. Serve immdiately.

Note: for faster preparation, heat milk until very warm before stirring
milk into eggs and sugar.

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