And I Am Down To My Last Bottle - Humor and a Recipe

It happens every Holiday Season, I am down to my last bottle of eggnog (what did you think I meant?!!)


What to do, what to do...the dairy aisle is bare of all eggnog...a seasonal item...alas...but wait - Food Network to the rescue with a fabulous recipe from Emeril Lagasse!

Emeril's Eggnog

Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, adapted from Emeril's Potluck, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 2004
Show: Emeril LiveEpisode: Happy, Happy Holiday
Recipe categories: Dairy, Eggs, Sugar more
Total Time:
1 hr 25 min
Prep 10 min
Inactive1 hr 10 min
Cook 5 min
Yield: about 1 1/2 quarts, 6 to 8 servings
Level: Intermediate
8 large eggs, 2 separated*
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
2 cups whole milk
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, plus more for garnish
3/4 cup bourbon, optional
1/4 cup brandy, optional
Combine the 6 whole eggs, 2 egg yolks, sugar, and salt in a medium mixing bowl and whisk together. Heat 2 cups heavy cream with the milk in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. When the cream and milk are hot, ladle about 1 cup into the egg mixture and whisk to incorporate. Pour the egg-milk mixture into the hot cream mixture, and continue to cook, stirring continuously, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the stove and strain the custard immediately through a fine-mesh sieve. Allow the custard to cool for 10 minutes before proceeding.

Add the vanilla, nutmeg, bourbon (if using), and brandy (if using) to the eggnog and stir well to incorporate. Beat the 2 egg whites to soft peaks in a clean mixing bowl and fold them into the custard base. In a separate bowl, beat the remaining 1/2 cup cream to soft peaks, and fold them into the eggnog as well. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

Pour into a decorative bowl or pitcher and garnish with nutmeg. Serve in small punch cups or old-fashioned glasses.

* Raw Egg Warning
Food Network Kitchens suggest caution in consuming raw and lightly cooked eggs due to the slight risk of salmonella or other food-borne illness. To reduce this risk, we recommend you use only fresh, properly refrigerated, clean grade A or AA eggs with intact shells, and avoid contact between the yolks or whites and the shell. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use shell eggs that have been treated to destroy salmonella, by pasteurization or another approved method.


Lisa Von Domek


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Comment balloon 16 commentsLisa Von Domek • December 29 2015 05:15AM


Good morning Lisa. glad you found a way to replace your drink. Egg nog isn't for me. I hope you were not effected by the storms in your area. You have been in my thoughts.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 5 years ago

Fabulous recipe. Had someone's special eggnog at the big family Christmas party again this year, and loved it. Wonder if it was this recipe?

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) about 5 years ago

Good morning Lisa,

One nice thing about the Pittsford Dairy they always have egg nog!

Hope you do away with the optional for the last ingreients.

Make yourself a great day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) about 5 years ago

Lisa, I actually never bought any eggnog this season, which is unusual, so thanks for the recipe.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 5 years ago

You truly are an egg nog kind of girl.....never cared for the stuff Mrs. Von D.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 5 years ago

I'm always happy when it goes away.  My Donald likes it, I do not.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 5 years ago

Thanks,  , for the recipe for eggnog.  Love the stuff... now, if I can only get the wife to make it!!

Posted by Dan Hopper, Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale (Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE) about 5 years ago

Lisa I stocked up on the eggnog before it disappeared off the shelves and have been doing you coffee and eggnog thing :)

But it is good to have the receipt in case I do run out :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 5 years ago

Hi Lisa.  There was no doubt in my mind you would survive and thrive.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) about 5 years ago

Lisa, no problem for me! Not an eggnog fan! Enjoy your day

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 5 years ago

Oh my goodness, I applaud anyone who would spend the time to make their own bottle ... of eggnog of course.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 5 years ago

I was down to my last bottle of cheap wine so I had to resupply... so I did not think Eggnog Silly Me:)), Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 5 years ago

Good morning Lisa. I'm sure you will make the last of it last, especially with the recipe that you shared. Have not bought any this year, for whatever reason.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) about 5 years ago

Hi Lisa - wow that is a lot of liquor but I'll bet it is great.  I will save the recipe.


Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 5 years ago


Wow . . . . the Food Network come to the rescue on a eggnog recipe.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 5 years ago

Leave it to Lisa not only the best Dallas real estate agent but the greatest detective to find her eggnog recipe.

Posted by ba`B Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) about 5 years ago

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