Eggnog is a popular Christmas drink made by blending together milk or cream, eggs, sugar, nutmeg and brandy, rum or whiskey. This cool, creamy dessert gets its eggnog flavor from nutmeg and rum extract.
Nutmeg is the seed of a tropical evergreen tree. While ground nutmeg is convenient, whole seed nutmeg, grated with a mini-grater, releases fresh, vibrant flavor in just a few strokes.
To soften ice cream, place it in the refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes.
For authentic flavor, use frozen custard for this dessert. Frozen custard is made with eggs, while ice cream may or may not contain them. Or use French vanilla ice cream, which is traditionally made from custard.