Homemade Christmas egg nog - delicious spiked or plain!
SO much better than store-bought!
Combine eggs, sugar, milk and salt in the top of a double boiler with simmering water.
Heat, stirring constantly, until mixture coats the spoon.
Remove from heat, stir in the cream, vanilla and nutmeg.
Chill overnight and serve cold. Garnish each cup with a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg. Spike with brandy or whiskey, if desired.
If you overcook the egg nog and it isn't completely smooth, just use a stick blender to smooth it out. It won't affect the taste.
It's important to chill the egg nog for several hours before serving it. The flavors really come together and taste like the real deal. It's good right off the stove, but so much better after a few hours in the fridge.