The spicy, eggy flavors of eggnog have been a part of American Christmas traditions for at least two centuries.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1996

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Recipe Summary

total:
3 hrs
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, combine brandy or rum and vanilla; sprinkle in gelatin and set aside to soften.

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  • In a heavy saucepan, heat 1 1/2 cups of the milk over medium heat until steaming. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, whisk egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk.

  • Gradually pour the hot milk into the condensed milk/egg yolk mixture, whisking until blended. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the custard coats the back of the spoon lightly, 3 to 5 minutes. Do not overcook or boil, or the custard will curdle.

  • Strain the custard into a clean bowl. Add the softened gelatin mixture and whisk until it has melted. Whisk in nutmeg and the remaining 1 1/2 cups cold milk. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, about 2 hours.

  • Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions. If necessary, place the ice cream in the freezer to firm up before serving. (Use within hours of freezing, if possible, or store in the freezer for up to 4 days. If the ice cream becomes very hard in the freezer, soften it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before scooping.)

Nutrition Facts

231 calories; protein 8g 16% DV; carbohydrates 32.3g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiberg; sugars 31.6g; fat 7.4g 11% DV; saturated fat 4.3g 21% DV; cholesterol 70.5mg 24% DV; vitamin a iu 381.3IU 8% DV; vitamin c 1.7mg 3% DV; folate 11.8mcg 3% DV; calcium 240.9mg 24% DV; iron 0.2mg 1% DV; magnesium 13.3mg 5% DV; potassium 190.4mg 5% DV; sodium 112.9mg 5% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 5% DV.