Delicious Eggnog Recipe by The Deen Bros

Level: Easy

Time: 30 MINUTES

3 ratings
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  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups bourbon, if desired
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • fresh nutmeg, grated


Step 1

In a large bowl, add egg yolks and ½ cup sugar, whisk together. In a medium saucepot over medium heat, add milk and warm, be sure not to scald. Ladle some of the warm milk into the egg mixture to temper the eggs.

Step 2

Whisk together and transfer the mixture back into the saucepot of the warmed milk, stir with a wooden spoon, until thick or the mixture coats the back of the spoon, about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer into a clean large bowl. Let cool in the refrigerator or over an ice bath.

Step 3

Meanwhile, In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, add egg whites and ¼ cup sugar, beat into soft billowy peaks.

Step 4

In another clean bowl of an electric stand mixer, add heavy cream and ¼ cup sugar, beat into soft peaks.

Step 5

Fold the whipped cream into the cooled yolk and milk mixture, then fold in the whipped egg whites, following with vanilla and freshly grated nutmeg. Add a dash of bourbon if desired to your glass.

Step 6

Serve at your next holiday gathering.

Delicious Eggnog


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3 Reviews

patricia 12/11/2014
I just love it!!

I just love it!! you know how to have fun !! God Bless the Deen family. I' so glad Paula decided to have her own network and that I decided to get it! I had always watched her show and life just wasn't the same when she had to leave. really . it was the part of the day that lightened up the funky stuff ! really enjoying all of it!! Love, Love, Love it. Happy Holidays !!!!

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The PDN Web 12/10/2014
Hi Melanie, than

Hi Melanie, thanks for your comment! We've updated the instructions to make them clearer. Happy holiday cooking!

Melanie 12/10/2014
I feel a little

I feel a little silly, but in Step 1 it says to "ladle" the egg mixture before pouring in the warmed milk. What does that mean? I've not heard that before.

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