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How to Make Kid-Friendly Eggnog

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Eggnog, a mixture of eggs and alcohol, has been a traditional American Christmastime drink since the late 1700s. This “virgin” version of eggnog is great for kids or adults who prefer a nonalcoholic beverage. Cooking the mixture staves off the possibility of salmonella transmission from the raw eggs.

Kid-Friendly Eggnog

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 8 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

3 cups whole milk

1 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup sugar

4 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Freshly grated nutmeg

  1. Whisk together the milk, cream, sugar, and eggs in a medium-sized nonreactive saucepan.

  2. Cook over low heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes. Do not let it boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

  3. Serve immediately, topped with freshly grated nutmeg to taste. Or you may refrigerate it, serve it cold, or reheat it before serving. If it thickens with refrigeration, simply thin with a little extra milk.

Per serving: Calories 494 (From Fat 297); Fat 33g (Saturated 19g); Cholesterol 319mg; Sodium 175mg; Carbohydrate 26g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 13g.

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