It's Christmas week, so we'll share some recipes that seem appropriate for observing such a magically delicious week. The Food Network's Paula Deen offers an easy and delicious recipe for homemade eggnog. It involves raw eggs, though, so prepare at your own risk.
4 pints milk
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3/4 cup sugar
1/2 pint bourbon
6 eggs, separated
1 pint heavy cream
1 tablespoon vanilla
In a bowl, beat the egg yolks with the 1/2 cup of sugar until thick. In another bowl beat the egg whites with 1/4 cup of sugar until thick.
In a third bowl, beat the cream until thick. Add the cream to the yolks and add the milk and a pinch of nutmeg, vanilla. Fold in the egg whites and bourbon, if desired.
Chill in freezer before serving. Serve in a large punch bowl.