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Classic Cooked Egg Nog recipe

No worries about drinking egg nog thatcontains raw egg with this recipe! Think of egg nog as liquidcustard served in a cup. Instead of the traditional sprinklingof nutmeg on top, try one or two of the suggested garnishes andstir-ins below.

Recipe: Classic Cooked EggNog

6 large eggs
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
1 quart milk* – divided use
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Garnishes or Stir-Ins, optional

  • In large saucepan, beat together eggs,sugar and salt, if desired. Stir in 2 cups of the milk. Cookover low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enoughto coat a metal spoon with a thin film and reaches at least 160°F(70°C). Remove from heat.
  • Stir in remaining 2 cups milk and vanilla.Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, several hoursor overnight.
  • Just before serving, pour into bowl orpitcher. Garnish or add stir-ins, if desired. Serve immediately.

    Makes 1 1/2 quarts or 12 (1/2-cup) servings.

    Garnishes And Stir-Ins: Choose 1 or several:Chocolate curls
    Maraschino cherries
    Cinnamon sticks
    Orange slices
    Extracts or flavorings
    Peppermint sticks or candy canes
    Flavored brandy or liqueur
    Plain brandy, rum or whiskey
    Fruit juice or nectar
    Sherbet or ice cream
    Ground nutmeg
    Whipping cream, whipped

    *For faster preparation heat milk untilvery warm before stirring milk into eggs and sugar.

    Microwave Method: In 2-quart liquid measureor bowl, beat together eggs, sugar and salt, if desired, untilthoroughly blended. Set aside. In l -quart liquid measure orbowl, cook 2 cups of the milk on full power until bubbles format edges, about 5 to 6 minutes. Stir into egg mixture. Cook on50% power until mixture is thick enough to coat a metal spoonwith a thin film and reaches at least 160°F, about 5 to 6minutes. Stir in remaining 2 cups milk and vanilla. Continueas above.

    Note: All microwave cooking times are basedon a full power output of 600 to 700 watts. For a lower wattageoven allow more time.

    Recipe provided courtesy of the AmericanEgg Board.

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