A truly luscious eggnog where the eggs are fully cooked into a custardy mixture, then combined with cream and rum for a Christmas tipple like no other!
If you don't add rum, you may want to add some milk to the eggnog to thin it out a bit.
This was a wonderful recipe, but I see that many who reviewed this recipe no little about "tempering" raw egg. Mix the eggs, sugar, and salt together first. Heat your milk until it comes to a simmer. Now take a little of the hot milk and add to the egg mixture, stirring constantly. Do this a little at a time until your egg mixture is warm and close to the temperture of your milk. Gradually add the egg mixture to the saucepan. This should avoid curdling or "scrambled eggs" in your nog. - 19 Dec 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Just made this again!! There's no way to get 10 servings out of 2 1/2cups of milk, you have to double the recipe..I first warm the milk then add it slowly to the YOLKS and sugar(I don't use the whites!!) and cook it in a water bath, there's no way to get "scrambled eggs" (it will take a little longer to cook). I always add some cinnamon along with the nutmeg, it's always great!!! **If you want eggnog that's not too thick ...like some people said... just use "light" cream, it's just as good!! "Happy Holidays!!" - 12 Dec 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was absolutely the best. We live in Russia and can't get eggnog here. This tasted just like eggnog from 'home'. I really like the fact that the eggs are cooked. This is best prepared the night before, by the next day, it is completely chilled and has an eggnog flavor rather than an eggy flavor. 5 stars - 03 Jan 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)