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Grandpa's Old English Egg Nog Recipe

The holidays "ain't" the holidays, without a little traditional Eggnog. Here's how to make eggnog from scratch, one of Grandpa's all-time favorite drinks.

From the Kitchen of: Grandpa

Yield: 28 four ounce servings.

Did you Know? There is an Eggnog Day

Caution: Drink responsibly. Do not drive when drinking.

Old English Eggnog Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 quarts light cream

  • 1 pint Cognac

  • 1 cup light Rum

  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar

  • Cinnamon

How to make Old English Eggnog:

  1. Separate egg yolks and whites.

  2. Refrigerate egg whites until step #8.

  3. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks well.

  4. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating until well mixed and light.

  5. Add light cream, stirring until well mixed.

  6. Slowly stir in Cognac and Rum.

  7. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. 2-3 hours.

  8. About one hour prior to serving, beat egg whites until foamy.

  9. Gradually add confectioner's sugar, beating well.

  10. Egg whites are ready when soft, fluffy peaks form as the beater is raised.

  11. Gently fold egg yolk mixture into the eggnog.

  12. Cover and place back in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

  13. As you place the eggnog out to serve, sprinkle a little cinnamon on top for effect.

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