Creamy Eggnog

Creamy Eggnog

A rich holiday classic made even better with a soft custard base.

Prep Time

35

Minutes

Total Time

2:35

Hrs:Mins

Makes

10

servings

Soft Custard
3
eggs, slightly beaten
1/3
cup granulated sugar
Dash salt
2 1/2
cups milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
Eggnog
1
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
cup light rum
1
or 2 drops yellow food color, if desired
Ground nutmeg
  1. In 2-quart heavy saucepan, stir eggs, granulated sugar and salt until well mixed. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat 10 to 15 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture just coats a metal spoon; remove from heat. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Place saucepan in cold water until custard is cool. (If custard curdles, beat vigorously with hand beater until smooth.) Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  2. Just before serving, in chilled medium bowl, beat whipping cream, powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla with electric mixer on high speed until stiff. Gently stir 1 cup of the whipped cream, the rum and food color into custard.
  3. Pour custard mixture into small punch bowl. Drop remaining whipped cream in mounds onto custard mixture. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve immediately. Store in refrigerator up to 2 days.
Makes 10 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know?
Rum is the most common spirit found in eggnog recipes, but whiskey and brandy have also played a part in this traditional holiday drink.
Substitution
To substitute for the rum, use 2 tablespoons rum extract and 1/3 cup milk instead.
Substitution
Nutmeg is the classic spice used in eggnog, but you can sprinkle with cinnamon instead, if you prefer.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 95mg;
  • Sodium 70mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 12g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 1/2 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.