O’Keefe Family Eggnog

By on December 1, 2014


Why would you buy store-bought eggnog when you can make this simple O’Keefe Family Eggnog recipe at home?


  • 4 eggs*
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 pint whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 ounces bourbon, rum or brandy**
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to taste


  • In large bowl, beat the eggs on high until they lighten in color.
  • Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar and liquor. Continue to beat on high until the sugar is completely dissolved. Here the liquor and sugar are meant to “cook” the eggs.
  • Add the milk, cream, and nutmeg. Beat on low to combine.
  • At this point you have 2 choices, chill overnight to let flavors expand. Or chill for one hour and serve.
  • To serve, stir in whipped cream and ice cream. Sprinkle top with cinanmon.

* To avoid the slight risk of salmonela, use shell eggs that have been treated to destroy salmonella, by pasteurization or another approved method.

** The O’Keefe family likes their eggnog a bit strong therefore adding all 3 liquors to taste.