Foamy Hot Eggnog

Serving this homemade eggnog hot makes it a welcome drink on cold winter nights.

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Foamy Hot Eggnog
Makes: 8  servings Prep 5 mins Start to Finish 15 mins


  • 4 cups  half-and-half
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup  sugar
  • 2 teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon  freshly grated nutmeg, plus additional for dusting
  • 1 cup  dark rum


1. Heat half-and-half in a medium saucepan over moderate heat (do not boil).

2. Whisk together eggs, sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Gradually whisk in 1 cup hot half-and-half in a slow stream. Whisk egg mixture into remaining half-and-half in saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring, until it thickens and registers 170 degree F on an instant-read thermometer, about 2 minutes.

3. Blend in small batches in a blender until frothy. Divide rum among 8 heat-proof glasses and top with eggnog. Dust tops with nutmeg. Makes 8 servings.

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