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Caramel Egg Nog

I'm not only a Mennonite Girl Can Cook but I'm also an Egg Farmer of Canada.
Last week I was invited to come to Global News to do an Eggnog segment wearing my Egg Farmers of Canada apron.  This eggnog is smooth and creamy and since it only uses 1% milk with no cream it is a healthy eggnog option.   Check this and  other recipes on for many more ideas on what to make for your Holiday meals.

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 6 tablespoons water (divided)
  • 6 eggs
  • 4 cups 1% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
Whipped Cream Topping
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Begin by making the caramel.  Combine sugar and 2 tablespoons water in a large saucepan.  Stir over medium heat constantly until the sugar melts and turns amber.  Remove from heat and carefully drizzle in remaining water and stir to make a smooth caramel.  Be careful with this step because it can easily spatter and it is very hot.
  2. Whisk eggs in a large saucepan and add milk continuing to whisk.  Turn heat to medium and whisk in caramel. 
  3. Continue to whisk until the egg mixture begins to steam and coats the back of a spoon.  (See the video to see how this should look)
  4. Immediately pour mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl which is placed over ice water and ice cubes. Add flavouring and stir for 15 minutes.
  5. Chill well.
  6. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream if desired and a drizzle of liqueur of your choice.


  1. This is the year I had planned to make egg nog from scratch. I have now found THE recipe :) What a beautiful method, Lovella!

    Blessings to All,
    Anna (Toronto)

  2. It is combine sugar with 2 Tablespoons 'water' right? Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Such a great demo Lovella! DELISHiousness....


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