Fork Eggnog

Cooking time: 15

Preparation: 240 minutes

Cooking: 15 minutes

Serves: 8


Get into the Christmas spirit with our tasty eggnog. A treat at any time of the year and it’s easier to make than you think. Cheers!


  • 750ml whole milk
  • 250ml double cream
  • 5 Bird Bros eggs, separated
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 200ml dark rum, brandy or bourbon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp freshly ground nutmeg, plus extra to serve


  1. In a large saucepan gently heat the milk, cream, vanilla and spices. Bring to the boil and remove from the heat.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until pale and light, add the hot milk, return to the heat and cook gently for 3 minutes.

  3. Remove from the heat, add the alcohol and cool completely. Stand the pan in a sink of cold water to cool faster. Chill for at least 4 hours or up to 2 days.

  4. Before serving, whisk egg whites in a large bowl to form soft peaks. Gently whisk into the chilled egg nog, grate over extra nutmeg and serve. (For recipes where the eggs remain raw or undercooked, always ensure that you use British Lion eggs which are produced to the highest standards of food safety. Dishes that contain raw or partially cooked eggs should be eaten immediately or, if not, stored in a fridge.)

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