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Catholic Recipe: Spanish Eggnog


  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 quarts milk
  • 1 bottle cream sherry (oloroso type)
  • grated nutmeg
  • Details

  • Serves: 24
  • Prep Time: 3 1/2 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 21+
  • Origin: Spain

Eggnog is a delicious New Year's refreshment. This Spanish version uses sherry.


Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored. Beat in 1/4 cup sugar slowly. Continue beating until sugar is dissolved. Add milk and sherry; chill. Beat egg whites until stiff; beat in remaining sugar. Spoon into punch bowl. Pour sherry mixture into punch bowl; sprinkle with nutmeg. Makes about 24 punch cup servings.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
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