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Christmas Eggnog recipe

29 Nov

My family has been making this eggnog for as long as I can remember. It’s boozy and rich, and not for the faint hearted!  This recipe is adapted from the bible of Canadian cooking – the Canadian Family Cookbook. My parents managed to find an edition for me, even though it’s out of print.

It makes about enough for 25 small punchbowl glasses.


6 egg yolks
2 cups caster sugar
1 pint or 568 ml bourbon or whisky
1 cup or 250 ml Jamaica rum
1 cup or 250 ml brandy
3 cups or 750 ml double cream
2 cups or 500 ml milk
6 egg whites


Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat the egg yolks with the sugar until it’s mixed together and very thick. Gradually add the liquors, stirring constantly, then blend in the cream and milk.

In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff, not dry, peaks. Gently fold into the eggnog. Turn into a punch bowl, cover, and chill. Sprinkle with ground nutmeg when served.

Enjoy several glasses but don’t even think about driving afterwards!