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Cooked Eggnog

Make your own COOKED eggnog! Enjoy your eggnog without worrying about uncooked eggs!Make your own COOKED eggnog! Enjoy your eggnog without worrying about uncooked eggs!

SO I have this thing about eggnog. The thing is, I don't really like it.

Great way to start a post about eggnog, right?

I have friends that will drink it by the gallon, but the thought of drinking a raw egg mixture just never sounded that appealing to me.

However, I recently had a reason to come up with a recipe containing eggnog (recipe can be found here) so since I needed some for that I decided to look into how to make my own.

When I found out it didn't have to be raw, I was hopeful but also confused. Confused, because all I kept picturing when I saw the words cooked + eggnog was something vaguely resembling scrambled eggs in a glass.

Luckily that's not how it turned out, and why I get to share it with you. That would have been an epic Food Fail post though.

Make your own COOKED eggnog! Enjoy your eggnog without worrying about uncooked eggs!

I still won't choose to drink it by the gallon, but it was pretty good after I didn't have to worry about the salmonella factor.

This is still very creamy and rich like I remember regular eggnog to be, and this is definitely not a “skinny” or “healthified” version. I'm not even sure if that's possible to make.

I did slightly decrease the amount of sugar from the original recipe, and I also didn't have cloves as they called for. So if it's not sweet enough or spicy enough for you, add more sugar or cloves.

Since I was making this eggnog mostly to use in a different recipe, I did not add rum or other alcohol to this. If you want to add it in, the proportion for this 6-servings was 1 and 1/4 cups rum.

Though I think you should save some of the non-boozed up version for this recipe, where you can also find a roundup of eggnog recipes from around the blogosphere. An eggnog party if you will.

I hope you'll come. Bring cooked eggnog.

Make your own COOKED eggnog! Enjoy your eggnog without worrying about uncooked eggs!

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Make your own COOKED eggnog! Enjoy your eggnog without worrying about uncooked eggs!
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Cooked Eggnog

Make your own COOKED eggnog! Enjoy your eggnog without worrying about uncooked eggs!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 242kcal
Author Kelly @ Trial and Eater

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk (I used 1%)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 egg yolks * see notes
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cream or half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of ground nutmeg

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, combine milk and cinnamon and heat on low for a few minutes to warm slightly.
  • Meanwhile, beat egg yolks and sugar together in a bowl until sugar is mixed in.
  • Pour egg mixture into the saucepan with the warmed milk.
  • Cook over medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes until thick, stirring constantly. (If you have a cooking thermometer, make sure it reaches 160°F. Do not boil.)
  • Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Add in cream, vanilla extract and nutmeg, and whisk to combine. Refrigerate for at least a couple hours or overnight until chilled. Serve cold.

Notes

Adapted from AllRecipes
*This recipe has left out the egg whites, because it is "cooked."  But if you want to use the egg whites to make this eggnog fluffier, beat the egg whites in another bowl until stiff and fold them into the finished eggnog drink. This means that part of the eggnog will still be "uncooked" so be aware of the safety concerns eating raw egg.

Make your own COOKED eggnog! Enjoy your eggnog without worrying about uncooked eggs!

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Bill

Monday 25th of November 2019

why leave out the egg whites for cooked egg nog?

Vilma Boroch

Saturday 21st of December 2019

Yeah where are the egg whiltes??

Jesse

Thursday 7th of November 2019

Can't use milk so going to try rice milk can you use anything other than half and half or heavy cream

Hazel

Sunday 21st of July 2019

I agree, raw eggs are a no no for me too. Ive done a food safety supervisor course and cant believe how potentially harmful, eggs are if not cleaned properly, and how sick raw eggs can make you if contaminated by the shell..... not taking the chance..hate the yolk taste.....

L

Stacey

Wednesday 13th of February 2019

This is a very good recipe!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Richard M

Saturday 29th of December 2018

Hmmm. If you are making eggnog and use liquor ( whiskey, brandy or rum- I use all three) then it really does not to be cooked. The alcohol in the mixture will denature the protein- same process as heating it. I have been making it for years and have never had an issue. Just so you know I am a kidney transplant patient and I am restricted from eating raw clams or oysters, raw sushi and grapefruit. The grapefruit is because it nullifies one of my meds. Honestly, I can understand your reluctance to consume raw eggs, but it has never bothered me.

Kelly

Monday 31st of December 2018

Thanks Richard! My reluctance to eat the raw eggnog is more because of the sound of it, not because of any health issues. I'm glad you don't have any problems with it though - cheers!