Aged Eggnog- George Washington’s Christmas Eggnog Recipe

 In Christmas, Recipes, Thanksgiving Dinner

I love a good cup of eggnog around Christmas but who knows what they put in the stuff from the store?  Our answer is to follow George Washington’s lead and make our own Aged Eggnog with our fresh eggs and fresh milk and cream… but like most really good things, you’ll need to start this soon because it needs to sit for several weeks before it is ready.  Check out the AGED EGGNOG video here so you’ll be ready when Christmas rolls around!

Preserving Eggs – from Homesteading Family’s School of Traditional Skills

1 ½ oz of 80 proof or higher alcohol per egg in order to store it safely for the long term.



Now you can make one of our first president’s favorite concoctions for celebrating Christmas at Mount Vernon, in your home! In his exact words, as they were written by George Washington himself: 

“One quart cream, one quart milk, one dozen tablespoons sugar, one pint brandy, ½ pint rye whiskey, ½ pint Jamaica rum, ¼ pint sherry—mix liquor first, then separate yolks and whites of 12 eggs, add sugar to beaten yolks, mix well. Add milk and cream, slowly beating. Beat whites of eggs until stiff and fold slowly into mixture. Let set in cool place for several days. Taste frequently.”



Want a non-alcoholic version? Here’s a recipe for Non-Alcoholic Eggnog from The Old Farmers Almanac:


4 scoops of vanilla ice cream (for best results, make from scratch using Organic Pastures Raw Milk!)
2 cups of raw milk or raw cream
3 farm fresh eggs
1/2 cup coconut sugar or coconut palm sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons nutmeg
2 tablespoons cinnamon


Put all ingredients into a 2 quart (or larger) blender pitcher. Blend until mixed thoroughly. Serve or store in the refrigerator.


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