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Egg Nog

(My Dad's Recipe)


18 eggs, separated (or if you don't want to use real eggs you can use substitute)

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 cup Bourbon, or spiced run, or Captain Applejack

1/2 cup Brandy

6 cups milk ( 2 quarts 1/2 and 1/2)

ground nutmeg to taste

1 cup heavy whipping cream


In large bowl with mixer at low speed, beat egg yolks with sugar.  At high speed beat until thick & lemon colored about 15 minutes, frequently scraping bowl.  Carefully beat in the spirits, one tablespoon at a time to keep mixture from curdling.  Cover & Chill. 

About 20 minutes before serving

In chilled 5 to 6 quart punch bowl, stir yolk mixture , milk and 1 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg..  In large bowl with mixer beat egg whites until soft peaks form.  In small bowl using same beaters with mixer at high speed beat cream until stiff peaks form.  With wire Whisk gently fold egg whites and cream into yolk mixture until just blended.  Serve.

This is sooooo can't imagine until you've tasted it.  It's worth the trouble to make.  Really!