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Making your own eggnog is quite simple and the rich, foamy texture is a vast improvement over anything you can buy at the store.


Yield: Serves 4 to 6

1 cup heavy cream

6 tablespoons sugar

2 large eggs

½ teaspoon freshly-grated nutmeg

⅛ teaspoon salt

¼ cup brandy

¼ cup bourbon

¾ cup whole milk


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Preparation Method

  1. Place heavy cream and sugar in the blender. Select a low speed and blend, gradually increasing the speed to HIGH until cream is just whipped, 15-20 seconds. Do not overmix.
  2. Remove about ½ cup of whipped cream from blender, set aside in a bowl and refrigerate.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients to blender and blend on a medium speed until blended, about 15 seconds.
  4. Chill eggnog in refrigerator in blender jar for at least 1 hour.
  5. Just before serving, add reserved whipped cream to blender and PULSE 2 to 3 times.
  6. Pour eggnog into cocktail glasses. Garnish with additional grated nutmeg and serve immediately.