Eggnog is such a holiday treat. If you would like to make eggnog from scratch, here is our family secret: my great-grandmother’s classic eggnog recipe uses only farm fresh, free range, brown eggs and brown sugar.
The story goes, Alice Foote MacDougall was only willing to part with her secret eggnog recipe on her death bed. Her dear friend, who had been asking for it for years, went home to make it, but came back complaining that her eggnog didn’t taste nearly as good as Alice’s. After protesting that she had shared the whole recipe and going through each step to make it, my great granny inquired, “What color eggs did you use?”. “Well, white eggs,” came the reply. “You must only use brown eggs!” Alice commanded.