Basic Cooked Eggnog
0.25 c Sugar
0.25 ts Salt
1.00 qt Milk
1.00 ts Vanilla
1.00 c Whipping cream
1. In large saucepan, beat together eggs, sugar and salt. Gradually
stir in milk. 2. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until
mixture thickens and just coats a metal spoon. Stir in vanilla. 3.
Cool quickly by setting pan in bowl of ice or cold water and stirring
for a few minutes. 4. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled,
several hours or overnight. 5. Pour into bowl or pitcher. Fold in
whipped cream, if desired.
Serve immediately with one or several of the following: ground
nutmeg, chocolate curls, peppermint sticks, orange slices, maraschino
cherries, cinnamon sticks, whipping cream, whipped, sherbet, ice
cream, flavored brandy or liqueur, plain brandy, rum or whiskey.