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Traditional Egg Nog

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Category: Beverages
Recipe Created By: Tammie


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2 cups bourbon
1 1/4 cups sugar
6 egg yolks
4 cups whipping cream


Mix all ingredients, and place in large saucepan. Heat to 160 °F while stirring constantly to prevent the eggs from clumping together and to provide a uniform temperature throughout. After cooking the mixture, refrigerate at once in shallow containers to allow egg nog to cool quickly.


Eggs must be cooked thoroughly to kill salmonella. The addition of alcohol will inhibit bacterial growth but cannot be relied on.

To make your eggnog safe at home, use whole, liquid pasteurized eggs or liquid egg substitute (Egg Replacer will not work). Using either product would mean no further cooking is needed.

If you choose to use shelled raw eggs, you will need to cook the egg mixture to 160 °F.


Egg Substitutions: There are many egg-free products and foods available to make your recipes free of eggs. Find out more about egg substitutions.

Milk and Soy Substitutions: Alternative dairy-free milk beverages and products will work in most recipes. Find out more about milk substitutions and soy substitutions.

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