Classic Cooked Chrismas Egg-Nog
1/4 c Sugar
1/4 ts Salt, optional
1 qt Milk, divided
1 ts Vanilla
Garnishes or stir-ins
In large saucepan, beat together eggs, sugar and salt, if desired. Stir in 2 cups of the milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat a metal spoon and reaches 160 degrees F.
Remove from heat. Stir in remaining 2 cups milk and vanilla.
Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, several hours or overnight.
Just before serving, pour into bowl or pitcher.
Garnish or add stir-ins, if desired. Serve immediately.
Makes 1 1/2 quarts or 12 (1/2 cup) servings.
Garnishes and Stir-Ins (Choose 1 or several):
Extracts of flavorings