Originally Posted by VeraBlue
It's very thick and sweet if you buy it ready made in a store. Never having made it from scratch, I understand homemade is thinner. Either way, it's wonderful but surely could use a hand from a friendly rum bottle.
My home made isn't thinner. You fold in the egg whites and it's lighter, but not thinner. Here's my favorite recipe for holiday eggnog:
8 extra large eggs, separated
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup Cognac (I suggest using "good stuff," but not too
1/2 cup heavy cream
Put egg yolks and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and lemon-colored.
Gradually add the Cognac, beating on low.
In a separate bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Fold into the egg yolk mixture.
In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until foamy. Add 2 tablespoons sugar and whip until stiff but not dry. Fold into eggnog.
Serve in goblets with fresh nutmeg grated on top.