The Grammar Belle

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The Dairy Section + Whiskey + Sugar = Nog Time!

Hey, y’all. Since it’s that special time of year—the time when high fat, high sugar, and high alcohol content are positive attributes—I’ve decided to share one of my very favorite recipes. It’s for my homemade eggnog, a delicious concoction created from a passed-down recipe and more than a few years of trial and error.

You may not be an eggnog lover. But, if you’re over 21 and not a teetotaler, I am certain this recipe can make a convert out of you. It’s not as thick and sweet as the commercial versions; it’s not as bourbon-filled as the one my ex-husband’s grandmother used to make.

Old No. 7 is standing by, ready to be called into action.

Old No. 7 is standing by, ready to be called into action.

Now, don’t try making a non-alcoholic version of this recipe. It calls for raw eggs, and adding the whiskey in slowly has the effect of “cooking” the egg yolks. Just enjoy responsibly, y’all.

The Grammar Belle’s Homemade Eggnog

This recipe makes A LOT—enough to enjoy some yourself and give some as gifts. I promise you the recipients will hug your neck for it.

10 eggs
1 quart heavy whipping cream
3 cups sugar
1 pint Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey*
3 quarts whole milk
Ground nutmeg (optional)

Separate the eggs. Set yolks aside. Whip egg whites until fairly stiff. Set aside. Chill a mixing bowl and beaters. Use to whip cream until it is fairly stiff. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, add sugar to egg yolks. Blend until very creamy and light yellow. Blend in whiskey, pouring very slowly. Add one quart of milk and blend well. Transfer mixture to very large bowl. (Honestly, I have to use two large serving bowls for this part.) Add the rest of the milk. Use a whisk to mix in whipped cream and whipped egg whites. Chill. Serve sprinkled with nutmeg, if desired.

Whip up a batch, pour yourself a glass, turn on Robert Earl Keen’s “Merry Christmas From the Family,” and get in the holiday spirit—TGB-style.

*Everyone has his or her favorite “nog” to add to eggnog. I swear by the classic Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey. It’s simply the best. And it has nothing to do with the fact that if I’d been born a boy, my name would have been Jack Daniel Lane. Wow. I think that might just make me a redneck.

14 comments on “The Dairy Section + Whiskey + Sugar = Nog Time!

  1. fransiweinstein
    December 7, 2012

    Thanks. I will have to give it a try sometime. Enjoy!

    • The Grammar Belle
      December 7, 2012

      I think it might make a convert out of you, Fransi! 🙂

      • fransiweinstein
        December 7, 2012

        Who knows? You may turn out to be right. Stay tuned.

  2. Deb Fairchild
    December 7, 2012

    Just let me know if you need a taster. I would be more than happy to come over and offer my opinion.

  3. sagewhisk
    December 7, 2012

    Oh my…it’s like liquid cake!! Pure decadence. YUM!!

  4. ourmom
    December 7, 2012

    I like my Jack Daniels with rocks or just a skosh of water. Your way sounds interesting. I might try it if I could remember where I put the mixer and if I knew how to separate, whip and blend the eggs, cream and sugar.

    • The Grammar Belle
      December 10, 2012

      LOL, Dave! If Deb heads up north for the holidays, I’ll be sure to send some of my eggnog with her for you!

  5. peggy
    December 10, 2012

    Oh, Yum……….. did I say, Yum……..
    Count me in on any tastings in the Central Arkansas area!

    • The Grammar Belle
      December 10, 2012

      Peggy, I’ll bring you some! Seriously, though, do you have any plans to see Dale this holiday season? I’ll send some to ya!

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  7. Dee Townsend
    November 30, 2013

    Can you bottle this and give as gift? How long will it last?

    • The Grammar Belle
      December 2, 2013

      Oh yes! I got the Rubbermaid 1-quart Mixer Mate bottles to use for gift-giving. Folks LOVE it. And as far as how long it will last . . . it should last as long as the date on your milk and cream. But we’ve never had it sit around that long! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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