Norma's Eggnog

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Author Notes: This is not my recipe, but I recognized this was a gem worth sharing right away. It's my boyfriend's stepmother's former receptionist's eggnog. (Did you follow that?) My boyfriend swears this is the best eggnog you will ever imbibe during the yuletide season. I haven't tried it myself, but I was so tickled that this recipe was preserved for 19 years that I had to post it. Happy holidays! - The Internet Cooking Princesstheicp

Food52 Review: We liked how this eggnog has a smooth, boozy base and mousselike cap, which encourages sipping. The ice cream is a completely unnecessary indulgence, and we highly recommend it. - A&MThe Editors

Serves 30

  • 24 Eggs, separated
  • 2 c. Sugar
  • 1 qt. Bourbon
  • 1 pt. Brandy
  • 1 qt. Heavy cream
  • 2 qts. Milk
  • 1 pt. Vanilla ice cream
  1. Beat egg yolks and sugar until thick.
  2. Then, add the Bourbon and brandy and stir together.
  3. Add the cream and milk and continue to whip.
  4. Break up the vanilla ice cream and add to the mixture.
  5. Next, take the egg whites and whip until stiff.
  6. Add the egg whites to the mixture and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with nutmeg to serve.
  • This recipe is a Wildcard Contest Winner!

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8 months ago Transcendancing

This was a great recipe for eggnog - we only made it in a half quantity for six of us, but we finished the bowl! Spiced, creamy, sweet and boozy - so perfect!


11 months ago Madigeddie

Could this be done with out the alcohol seeing as it might be a bit wrong to spick the eggnog for my college bible study .


over 2 years ago [email protected]

I hope all you folks making eggnog are using pasterized eggs. I have neen making this recipe for years and my family loves it. Shirley's Eggnog
1 doz. pasterized eggs, separated Beat egg yorks and add sugar
2/3 cups sugar Beat well, add half and half.
1 1/2 qts half and half As you are beating add the
1 half gal. vanilla ice cream ice cream slowly then add
1 pint whipping cream vanilla and a little nutmeg.
3 tsp. vanilla Beat the egg whites and add
nutmeg to first mixture. Beat the
whipping cream in a separate
bowl and fold into eggnog
and sprinkle nutmeg on top.
I put out a bottle of Kahlua for those who like
a little extra in it. ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!

the whipping cream til stiff
and fold in to the eggnog.
Sprinkle with nutmeg


about 5 years ago CAMELOTCOOK

I am so happy to have found this receipe.Many Many years ago my Father-in Law Frank would instruct me to make this with him every Thanksgiving and Christmas.He never wrote a thing down and he was a wonderful cook.Having read this it is exactly what we did and it was wonderful. Thank you so much for posting this .Hurry up Thanksgiving as this will be on my menu to surprise everyone.


over 5 years ago Maria Teresa Jorge

This is amazing, Congratulations for everything, from the great recipe, to the story, to having kept the recipe for such a long time. I am so happy for you.


over 5 years ago theicp

Thanks! If Norma only knew she were a wild card winner she'd be tickled pink! And, I can now attest to how sinfully ridiculous and amazing this stuff us. Norma didn't mess around...


over 5 years ago theicp

Sorry, that was was the eggnog typing. I meant 'is' - not 'us'. Oops?


almost 4 years ago cookslanding

TICP...your recipe says 1 pt ice cream but the original says 1 qt.


over 5 years ago dymnyno

Congrats...i copied this as soon as I saw the visuals are original!!


over 5 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Oh, my. This sounds naughty. Love the history.


over 5 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

I saw this when you first posted it and thought, "Anything with that much butterfat, booze and sugar has got to be good!" Is that a quart of ice cream that you use? The ice cream seems to be the magical one ingredient to distinguish this from all the other eggnogs we'll sip this season. Thanks for posting it!!


over 5 years ago dymnyno

Oh my God...I will fast for about 3 days and then have a glass or sounds divine!


over 5 years ago WinnieAb

Love that you still have the original recipe and that it has such history. It sounds like heaven!