Traditional Eggnog Recipe – LeGourmetTV

This is the traditional boozy christmas treat with raw egg whites that we grew up with… Of course you can leave out the whisky / rum, and the egg whites, it’ll be just fine-ish. But the egg whites do add a lot to the mouth feel of this drink.

Yield: Makes 1 quart. Serves 4-6.

4 egg yolks
½ cup (125 mL) sugar
2 cups (500 mL) milk
2 whole cloves
1 tsp (5 ml) cinnamon
1 cup (250 ml) cream
1 tsp (5 ml) freshly grated nutmeg
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
2 Tbsp (30 mL) each of whisk(e)y and rum or brandy, or to taste (optional)
4 egg whites (optional)

Whisk egg yolks and sugar until they become light and fluffy.
In a saucepan; combine milk, cloves, and cinnamon. Slowly heat on medium until steamy hot, but not boiling.
Temper the egg yolks by slowly whisking half of the hot milk mixture into the yolk & sugar mixture. Pour back into the saucepan and cook on medium heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon, until the mixture begins to thicken slightly, and coats the back of the spoon (about 165ºF – 175ºF). Do not allow the mixture to boil. Remove from heat and stir in the cream. Strain the mixture to remove the cloves. Let cool to room temp.
Mix in vanilla extract, nutmeg, and whisky/rum (booze is optional).
Also Optional: Beat egg whites until they reach stiff peaks. If raw eggs freak you out – then don’t add this step.
Chill in the fridge before serving.

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p0ck3tp3ar says:

Fantastic! I’ll be trying this soon. But when you say ‘cloves’, what kind of cloves are you referring to? The only cloves I know of are garlic 😀

Anna Palathingal says:

How can I halve the recipe for 2 people!?

Big Chef says:

raw cream ?

Bella Sky says:

You have a great video 🙂 hope you had a wonderful Christmas, really love Eggnog and I made it too on my channel, the cooked version of Eggnog, if you would kindly, please would you check out my channel? Would really love the support, enjoy the rest of the Holidays, happy new years xx Bella

Andy Pandy says:

ive never had eggnog before but this is really similar to a recipe of a tiramisu. just without biscuits and heating it up.

IslandJane97 says:

Just made this eggnog…Very Yummy recipe! and I added some bailey’s rum cream to it, it was amazing!

candy girlll says:

Where’s the Christmas music?

canadiancatgreen says:

FACT EGGNOG is better without any alcohol that is just a fact

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