Homemade Eggnog might sound daunting but it's simple to put together. This version, based on Martha Stewart's recipe, is well worth it.
Martha Stewart’s Famous Eggnog makes eggnog for a big crowd. We halved the recipe here. Also, if you prefer a little less kick, you can scale down the alcohol by a quarter to a half.
6 large eggs, separated
¾ cup superfine sugar
2 cups whole milk
3 cups heavy cream, divided
1 cup bourbon
¼ cup dark rum
1 cup cognac
Freshly grated nutmeg, for serving
In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the egg yolks until thick and pale yellow. Gradually add the sugar to the yolks. Beat in the milk and 2 ½ cups of the cream. Add the bourbon, rum, and cognac, stirring constantly. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Just before serving, beat the egg whites until they are stiff, then fold them into the eggnog. Whip the remaining heavy cream until stiff peaks form, and it fold in. Sprinkle with nutmeg.