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My Mother's Egg Nog

When my mother was a little girl, her grandmother, Lula Belle Wilson, made egg nog that had a little "kick" to it. Mom said it looked so good, with creamy goodness and a splash of fresh nutmeg on top. She wasn't allowed to have any, due to the alcohol, so she vowed to never add spirits to her eggnog, so that everyone could enjoy it.

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She kept that promise, and made eggnog for all. I cannot remember a Christmas without my mom's frothy, creamy eggnog.  This year was no exception, thank goodness!  While the homemade sugar cookies, and the crispy peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate are no longer, eggnog still is made for our family Christmas.

Egg Nog, according to Shirley Oliver


4 whole eggs, pasturized
1 gal whole milk
1 T vanilla
1 c sugar, add more to taste
6 scoops of ice cream, vanilla (or eggnog if you can find it)

Crack eggs into a mixing bowl.  Add 1 c milk and beat until well incorporated.  Add the rest of the milk, vanilla and sugar.  Beat until frothy.  Pour into punch bowl.  Grate nutmeg on top.  Add scoops of ice cream, grate more nutmeg.

This is our family's recipe. It is simple but so delicious. As the kids got older, we started adding a little spirit to our glasses.  This year Rumchata was the choice.  Merry Christmas in a glass!

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  1. My daughter loves eggnog and I am sharing this and your recipe with her this week


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