Luscious Eggnog

"When serving, keep the bowl of eggnog resting in a bowl of ice to keep it well chilled!"


Original recipe makes 10 (4 ounce)
3eggs, lightly beaten
cup white sugar
salt to taste
cups milk
1teaspoon vanilla extract
1cup heavy cream
2tablespoons confectioners' sugar
½teaspoon vanilla extract
½cup rum (optional)
2drops yellow food coloring (optional)
1pinch ground nutmeg


1.In a heavy saucepan, combine eggs, white sugar, and salt; gradually stir in milk. Stirring constantly, cook for 10 to 15 minutes over medium heat, until mixture just coats a metal spoon. Remove from heat, and stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Place saucepan over ice water until custard cools, and then refrigerate until chilled. 2.In a chilled bowl, combine heavy cream, confectioners' sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat until stiff peaks form. Stir in rum and yellow food coloring. Fold whipped cream mixture into the cooled custard. Pour into serving bowl, and sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve immediately.