This is a recipe my father used back in the 40’s. Many years ago, I found it among his things, but never made it until tonight. Now I will never make any other version. It’s really airy yet creamy, with just the right balance of booze.
After several requests, here is my dad’s 1940’s recipe for eggnog. After all, we still have New Year’s to go through! This is guaranteed to keep you warm.
Note that this recipe uses raw eggs. If this scares you, I doubt you’d be on this site anyway, but normal warnings apply. Use good, clean eggs and break them correctly (not on the side of a bowl).
- Beat 8 egg whites until stiff peaks.
- Add 1/2 cup sugar and beat until incorporated. Set aside for a moment.
- Beat 8 egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar.
- Put the whites back on the mixer, and fold in the beaten yolks
- At a slower speed, add 1 qt heavy cream, 1 pt whole milk, beat some more.
- Add 2 cups rum and 1/2 cup bourbon.
- Pour into glasses, dust with freshly ground nutmeg
- Call cab to take you home, and be sure to take your Lipitor**.
*uses raw egg. Follow normal precautions i.e. not drinking if you are pregnant (not that you would!) etc. Google for information if you are uncertain. **Yeah, the Lipitor is a joke. Geeze, no more letters.