As rich as any Fifth Avenue millionaire, this creamy, delicious nog is absolutely glorious for the holidays. Great presentation makes it first class.

Fifth Avenue Eggnog

Fifth Avenue Eggnog
 
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Recipe type: Beverages
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 6 large eggs; separated
  • 1 3/4 Cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cups Brandy; or to taste
  • 4 Cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 freshly grated nutmeg for garnish
Instructions
  1. Place the egg whites in a container and refrigerate, tightly covered. With a mixer or a whisk, beat the egg yolks until light and creamy. Gradually add the confectioner's sugar, beating until the mixture is smooth. Continue beating while slowly adding 1 cup of the brandy. When the liquor is incorporated, cover the mixture and refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Remove the egg yolks from the refrigerator. While beating or whisking constantly, slowly add the cream and remaining brandy to taste. Beat in the vanilla. Cover the mixture and refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  3. Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff but not dry. Fold the egg whites into the yolk-and-cream mixture. Serve in chilled glasses with a dusting of nutmeg.
Notes
Yield: 12 servings.

Per serving: 375 Calories (kcal); 32g Total Fat; (91% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 202mg Cholesterol; 235mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 6 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates
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