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Rich & Creamy Eggnog

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling


12 servings (3/4 cup each)

My mom is a huge eggnog fan around the holidays, but I've never been crazy about the storebought kind. When I whip up this homemade festive treat nobody can resist! —Jenna Fleming, Lowville, New York


  • 8 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup amaretto
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Additional ground nutmeg


  1. In a large heavy saucepan, whisk eggs, sugar and confectioners' sugar until blended. Stir in milk.
  2. Cook over low heat about 20 minutes or until mixture is just thick enough to coat a metal spoon and a thermometer reads at least 160°, stirring constantly. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat immediately.
  3. Stir in cream, amaretto, cinnamon and nutmeg. Refrigerate, covered, several hours or until cold. Sprinkle servings with additional nutmeg.

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