Eggnog Base


Serves 2
2 large fresh egg
¼ cup (60 ml) fine (caster or berry) sugar
4 oz (120 ml) homogenized milk or non-dairy milk
2 oz (60 ml) heavy cream or non-dairy creamer
3 oz (90 ml) your favourite spirit (optional)
freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish (optional)


  1. Crack eggs into a blender jug and blend on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and blend for 20 seconds. With blender on low speed, gradually add milk and cream and blend for about 1 minute. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate. Use right away in one of the cocktail recipes on pages 85 and 87, or shake or blend in a cocktail shaker or blender without ice with 3 oz (90 ml) of your favourite spirit, divide into 2 glasses or mugs and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg. Can be served cold, or microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute to serve hot. With alcohol added as per this recipe or the Classic Eggnog, Espresso Eggnog or Nutty Eggnog recipes, eggnog can also be aged in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in refrigerator to integrate flavours for an even more delicious eggnog. If aging, eggnog may settle, so shake well before using.
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