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.

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 223mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 208mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 0.5mg