Homemade Eggnog Recipe

Raise a glass and toast the seasonal by serving this truly traditional holiday eggnog. Serve the non-alcoholic base with your favorite spirit on the side, if desired.
Handmade Paper Labels on Christmas Party Eggnog Tray

Christmas Party Eggnog Tray With Handmade Labels

Handmade paper labels with festive phrases add personality to this Christmas party eggnog tray.

By: Cristina Bird
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Serves 12

Ingredients

6 large eggs
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Whipped cream, for serving

Directions

Combine eggs, egg yolks, sugar and salt in a heavy saucepan and whisk until well combined. Continue whisking while pouring milk in a slow, steady stream until completely incorporated.

Set heat to low and cook slowly, stirring frequently, until the mixture reaches 160 degrees F and is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Strain mixture through a fine sieve to remove any bits of cooked egg. Add vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg, stirring to combine.

Chill overnight or up to 3 days in advance. Serve chilled with a dollop of whipped cream and grated nutmeg. Have a bottle of your favorite spirit on hand so grown-ups can spike their own if desired. Tuck a straw or cinnamon stick embellished with a printable straw flag into each glass.

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