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Classic Eggnog Recipe

5 stars - based on 5 reviews
| 5 Reviews

This Classic Eggnog is delicious topped with a sprinkling of ground nutmeg, a small scoop of vanilla ice cream or dollop of whipped cream.

Servings: 20

Active time: 30 minutes

Total time:


  • 12 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s), separated
  • 1 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1 qt (4 cups) heavy cream
  • 2 c whole milk
  • 2-3 c dark rum, bourbon or brandy (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • ground nutmeg or cinnamon to taste


  1. Place egg yolks in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer until combined.
  2. Gradually add sugar, beating until mixture is thick and pale yellow.
  3. Stir in cream and milk, then rum and vanilla, if desired.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until chilled or as long as overnight. Just before serving, beat room temperature egg whites with electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  5. Stir egg yolk mixture. Then gently fold in beaten egg whites. Pour eggnog into punch bowl. Sprinkle with nutmeg.


Nutrition information does not include any optional alcohol.


by k052148 on 12/17/15

by JennyG65 on 01/03/12
The Classic Eggnog recipe is outstanding. I made this recipe for family and friends and it was definitely something that will become a tradition in our household. Everything was just right--right down to the consistency which is often an issue for my husband. This recipe made a great, creamy eggnog that had tons of flavor but was not too sweet.


by RBowles on 12/27/11

by ChefLo on 12/24/11
This is better than most recipes that call for an entire pound of sugar. Not too sweet but thick and rich. Love the light egg nog version too! But nothing beats the "fully leaded" classic!

by biggmoma47 on 12/23/11

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (3/4 cup without alcohol)
Total Servings 20

Amount Per Serving:

Nutrition Category Amount
Calories 280
Calories from Fat 190
Total Fat 21g (32% DV)
Saturated Fat 12g (60% DV)
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 180mg (60% DV)
Sodium 65mg (3% DV)
18g (6% DV)
Dietary Fiber 0g (0% DV)
Sugars 17g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 8%
Iron 2%

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Pasteurized equals peace of mind

Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized eggs taste great and are safe for all your favorite egg dishes! Davidson's gentle water bath pasteurization reduces the risk of Salmonella in eggs without changing the nutrition or flavor. In fact, Davidson's pasteurized eggs have earned the Seal of Approval for exceptional flavor and culinary performance from the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

The Raw Egg Risk

Davidson's eggs aren't just good for sunny-side up or poached eggs. Consider all the recipes that feature raw eggs, like eggnog, Caesar salad dressing, raw cookie dough, custard and more. Take homemade ice cream, for example. Over a four-year period, more than 500 illnesses in the US were traced to Salmonella bacteria in homemade ice cream, according to the CDC. The ingredient at fault? Raw or undercooked eggs.