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This Christmas classic can be made with or without alcohol for all to enjoy. Here's a recipe, courtesy of the Food Network's Alton Brown, for making eggnog from scratch. But if Christmas shopping takes precedence over cooking, you can usually pick up a jug at your local grocery around the holidays. (Bourbon not included.)


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 pint whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 ounces bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 4 egg whites


  1. Beat egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the 1/3 cup of sugar and keep beating until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add milk, cream, bourbon, nutmeg and stir until combined.
  3. Beat egg whites until they make soft peaks. Gradually add 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until they make stiff peaks.
  4. Add egg white mixture to rest of batch and stir with a whisk.
  5. Chill and serve.