I have been making this recipe since it was first published in 1998. For all of these 14 years, people rave about this when they try it, and I am repeatedly asked to make it, especially by my daughter. It is a holiday tradition in our home. Yes, it takes more time than buying eggnog in the store. However, now that my taste buds are used to this fresh, preservative free version, the stuff in the carton tastes, well, like it came from a carton.