Creamy, Spiced Egg Nog For The Entire Family

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional


Our family loves the holidays.  For most people, I think the holiday season begins with Thanksgiving.  For our family, it begins with Halloween and gains momentum the closer we get to Christmas.  I tend to cook massive amounts of food and baked goods, with the idea that there is always something to offer, unexpected guests, throughout the holiday season.

The type of food a guest may receive, tends to change, as I usually am testing new recipes or have a favorite ingredient that year.  But, there is always one beverage on hand, to offer anyone that stops by…..Egg Nog.  I must gain 5 pounds each holiday season from the egg nog alone.


  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 (5 Oz.) Can Sweetened
  • Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 4 Cups Whole Milk
  • 1/8 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Vanilla Bean or 1 Tbs. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp. Ground Ginger
  • Bacardi Rum, Optional


  1. Take two small bowls and separate your egg whites and egg yolks and set aside.
  2. To a large mixing bowl, add your whole milk, condensed milk, heavy cream, egg yolks, sugar, the caviar from the vanilla bean and your spices.  With a large wire whisk, mix extremely well, until you start to see small bubble form around the edges of your bowl.
  3. Next, to a medium metal bowl add your egg whites.  With a wire whisk, beat until you have soft peaks.  Then, using a rubber spatula, fold your egg whites into your egg nog mixture.  Once it is all combined pour into a covered container and refrigerate for a couple of hours.  Your Egg Nog will last for about a week if kept refrigerated.
  4. Lastly, for the adults in the family you can add a shot of rum to each serving.  Enjoy this traditional holiday drink with friends and family.

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