Every year we have a holiday open house and I make homemade eggnog. This nog will sustain one through the dark, cold days and bring holiday cheer to any occasion.
First separate twelve egg yolks and whites then beat the yolks until thick and creamy.
Next slowly add in a pound of powdered sugar and beat until well mixed.
Now comes the heavy whipping cream; you will need two quarts of this dreamy stuff. Add it slowly and beat until thick and well, creamy.
Let the mixture sit for two hours then beat egg whites until almost stiff and fold them in to the nog.
Top with a dusting of freshly grated nutmeg and have a bottle of brandy on hand for people to add to their cup. To serve I use a glass punch bowl that I got at Goodwill; this time of year they have quite a selection for great prices.
(As with any raw egg product do be a good host and let people know so they can decide whether to indulge or not. Sad to say there are some nasty bacteria that can be spread by raw eggs so people with weakened immune systems should probably steer clear.)