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Recipe: Betty's Famous Eggnog

My Mom has been making this creamy eggnog for everyone for at least 25 years, and more people ask for it each year. It uses three types of liquor--you do not need the best brands, but do not buy the cheapest either. Note that raw eggs are cooked by the alcohol. Once made, keep the eggnog refrigerated and use within a week, stirring gently before serving to re-incorporate the egg whites that rise to the surface.

Betty's Famous Eggnog Ingredients

  • 12 eggs, separated

  • 4? cups white sugar

  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle bourbon

  • (750 milliliter) bottle dark rum

  • 1? quarts whipping cream

  • 2 cups half-and-half (or whole milk)

  • 1? cups brandy

  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg, for garnish

How to Make Betty's Famous Eggnog

  1. Beat the eggs and sugar together in a very large bowl until thick and light-colored. Stir in the bourbon and rum, mixing until sugar has dissolved. Let stand about 1 hour.

  2. Meanwhile, whip the egg whites in a separate bowl until stiff peaks form.

  3. Stir the whipping cream and half and half into the egg yolk mixture until thoroughly blended. Slowly stir in the brandy. Fold in the egg whites, blending evenly. Cover and refrigerate two hours before serving. May be stored in the refrigerator up to one week.

  4. Serve in small cups or glasses dusted with a pinch of nutmeg.

Betty's Famous Eggnog Nutritions

  • Calories: 531.2 calories

  • Carbohydrate: 40.1 g

  • Cholesterol: 89 mg

  • Fat: 24.3 g

  • Fiber: 0 g

  • Protein: 1.8 g

  • SaturatedFat: 15.1 g

  • ServingSize:

  • Sodium: 31.5 mg

  • Sugar: 37.6 g

  • TransFat:

  • UnsaturatedFat:

Betty's Famous Eggnog Reviews

  • This nog will knock you on your butt Its almost like a liquor milkshake. I had a hard time finding a bowl big enough to accomodate this large yield, I will reduce the recipe next time and likely 1/2 the liquor as well. Easy to make, thick creamy texture. Very good.

  • WOW Finally found my lost Mississippi Eggnog recipe, here it is..Thanks. The only difference is instead of granulated sugar it uses powdered sugar so it mixes much easier..Once you try this recipe you will never use another.

  • This is the best eggnog receipe ever i had never made it before and it tastes awesome i brought in a little for my coworkers to sample and they all put in orders for me to make some for them before Christmas So good

  • FYI, the yield of this recipe is about 1.5 gallons of nog. Serving size: 1 cup.

  • Ive always made Eggnog for Thanksgiving and Christmas and its been an annual hit. But, I never recorded the recipe and, over the years, drifted too far away from the base recipe to where it became average. So, this year I searched for a recipe that would bring me back and THIS IS IT Bettys Eggnog is as good, if not better, than mine ever was. Absolutely fantastic...if you think liquor is what defines a good Eggnog...which I do. I used her recipe, but was a little more selective with the liquor: 1 bottle of American Honey, 1/2 bottle of Meyers dark rum, and VSOP brandy. I also added an extra pint of heavy cream and a quart of half and half. PERFECT Thank you Betty for bringing me back home to the perfect eggnog Good for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all thirsty periods in between...

  • Holy cow This is SO goodI just finished making it and it is chilling now, but I had to sample. I wasnt sure what to do about folding in the eggwhites. They didnt really fully incorporate into the mixture, so I left it to chill with marble size bits of eggwhite still floating on the top.

  • Ive made this a few times and its always a winner, but this time I misread the instructions and added the cream, half and half, and brandy to the egg whites instead of the yoke mixture. It turns out I like it this way better. The whole mixture was very smooth and creamy.

  • Ive made this three times now, and each time its been a big hit with guests.

  • This is a great traditional eggnog recipe. My mother used to make it every Christmas and I was searching for a recipe that used bourbon, rum and brandy like she did. This is the eggnog I remember

  • Worth the work and the wait This will definitely be repeated.

  • I loved this it was flavorful with a put you on your butt kick. It was so good Im now expected to make it every year for the Christmas party

  • This recipe is the bomb I have been making several from this site over the past couple of weeks and theyve all been good but this one...WOW Drink responsibly with this. It will knock you out if you dont. I scaled this recipe down as a trial batch but I do believe this will be the winning recipe Ill make for my dad when he comes to visit on Christmas. Excellent eggnog and 5 stars all the way

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