Classic Cooked Eggnog Recipe

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a toast using eggnog, and this Classic Cooked Eggnog Recipe will quickly become a tradition.

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Classic Cooked Eggnog Recipe

Crushed nutmeg and cinnamon sticks are the perfect garnish for this Classic Cooked Eggnog Recipe.

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For a really special holiday treat, just before serving, stir brandy, liqueur, rum or bourbon into your eggnog. Garnish with a sprinkle of ground nutmeg, cinnamon sticks or candy canes and whipped cream.

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Classic Cooked Eggnog Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

6 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups milk, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla 

Beat eggs, sugar and salt in large heavy saucepan until blended. Stir in 2 cups milk.

Cook over low heat, stirring constantly but gently, until mixture is thick enough to just coat a metal spoon with a thin film and temperature reaches 160°F, about 15 minutes. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat immediately.

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