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Old-Fashioned Eggnog

Joyce Hendley

Old-Fashioned Eggnog Overall rating: 0 out of 5 based on 0 reviews.

This is the rich, creamy eggnog our grandparents made. The stuff you can buy in a carton doesn’t come even close – and you’ll never buy it again once you’ve tried this one.


30 minutes to prepare

3+ hours to chill


6 Pete & Gerry’s eggs, separated

¾ cup sugar

1 cup whole milk

1¼ cups heavy cream, divided

1 cup white rum

½ cup cognac

½ cup bourbon

Freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish


Since the recipe uses raw eggs, it shouldn’t be served to anyone with a compromised immune system. (Pregnant women and children should avoid it too – but they would anyway!) Make it a few hours ahead and chill thoroughly to allow the wonderful flavors to blend.


In a medium bowl, beat the egg yolks until thickened. Gradually beat in the sugar until mixture is pale yellow colored, then blend in the milk and 1/4 cup of the cream. Gradually add the rum, cognac and bourbon, beating until the mixture has lost its granular texture.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until stiff, then gently fold them into the yolk mixture. Whip the remaining 1 cup cream to soft peaks and fold in. Chill thoroughly (at least 3 hours or overnight). Sprinkle with nutmeg just before serving.

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Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs not affected by egg recall!

Over 200 million eggs have been recalled recently by another company due to a concern over Salmonella stemming from a single Rose Acre Farms location in North Carolina.

None of our eggs are part of this recall as we would never produce eggs on a factory farm of that size or style. If you’re concerned about eggs you purchased recently, see what brands have been recalled.

Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs are produced responsibly and safely on small family farms. Learn more about why our eggs are different.