Easy Eggnog Recipe
This easy eggnog recipe is simple and delicious. Serve it alone, or use it in your coffee or your favorite eggnog flavored baking recipes!
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 4 egg whites
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 ounces bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg + more for topping
  1. In a stand mixer with a wire whisk, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the ⅓ cup sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved. Set aside.
  2. Combine the milk, heavy cream and nutmeg in a medium saucepan over medium-high and bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally. DO NOT LET IT BOIL.
  3. Remove from the heat and gradually temper the hot cream into the egg yolks/sugar. Do this by adding a SMALL amount of the hot cream to the eggs, whisking constantly. Continue adding hot cream to the eggs, whisking fast until the egg mixture is slightly warm. (note: if you mess up this step, you will have scrambled eggs floating in your eggnog)
  4. Add tempered eggs to the rest of the cream mixture in the pot and cook & stir until it reaches 160 degrees F.
  5. Remove from the heat, stir in the bourbon and pour into a medium mixing bowl. Set in the refrigerator to chill.
  6. In a stand mixer with a clean wire whisk & bowl, beat the egg whites with a to soft peaks.
  7. Gradually add the 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  8. Whisk the egg whites into the chilled mixture.
  9. Serve & Enjoy!
Recipe by Moms Need To Know ™ at http://momsneedtoknow.com/easy-eggnog-recipe/