Making Eggnog

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Apr 17, 2012
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Does anybody else on here make eggnog? I tried my hand at it in 2019, using Alton Brown's recipe.

Basically a dozen egg yolks, a pound of sugar, a bunch of dairy and a bunch of alcohol. :cool:

The raw egg thing is kinda weird, mentally, but it tastes really good. I'm not a huge fan of commercial eggnog, but this is quite different.

I ended up putting my 2019 batch in bombers, and still have a couple of them in the beer fridge. It tastes good now, but I'm not sure how comfortable I feel about drinking 2-year old milk and eggs. :ghostly:

I made a new batch last night, and will try to drink it faster!

Anywho, I figured I wasn't the only weirdo who'd tried this. I did a search but couldn't find much on here. :mug:


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Jun 18, 2020
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St Louis, MO
This was the first time in 5 or so years in which we did not make a big batch of Brown's eggnog. Good stuff. I've drank it up to a year old. It gets better until 6 months or so, then plateaus.


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Dec 2, 2009
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Late to the party but I still have 3 year old nog and very good. There are stories from long ago of dairy liquors being aged for years. One is finding a stash in Dickens cellar after his death. Aging of these liquors we're common.

The following recipe I increase the booze by 50% :) It also used raw milk and I'm not dead yet. This recipe was from a defunct webpage called I also add whipped cream topped with nutmeg. Definitely needs to age at least 3 months but in a pinch is still good fresh. I follow normal nog sous vide style with these

    • 4 Large egg yolks, fresh
    • 8 Large eggs, fresh
    • 4 cups whole milk
    • 2 cups heavy cream
    • 1 Tablespoon Pure vanilla extract
    • 1½ cups confectioners (powdered) sugar
    • pinch of salt
    • 3 cinnamon sticks
    • 6 whole cloves
    • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, plus additional for garnish
    • alcoholic variation - 2 cups bourbon whiskey* and ¼ cup Amaretto
    • whip cream for garnish

  • I take this recipe and follow these time and temps in a sous vide. You don't have to sous vide. I just have it handy and supposedly smooths/ages it quicker.

  • Some info on adding booze and clotting. Basically add your booze to the dairy and not the other way around.

  • The Scientific Formula for Perfect Eggnog
I just read this article the other day and the equal parts bourbon, cognac and rum sounds good. I do like the amerretto in my recipe. 🤔Maybe time to up my recipe

For me the top recipe is my go to recipe and very happy with.

Still time for New Years.
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Dec 2, 2013
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Upstate NY
I made homemade eggnog once, a few years ago. While it was very good and was fun to say I made it myself, I probably wouldn't do it again unless there was a commercial eggnog shortage at christmas time.