December 20, 2008 | Alyson Stanfield

The annual eggnog recipe

For anyone new to the blog, I do have my traditions and eggnog is a big one.

Each year I share this recipe for Bert's Eggnog with readers. This stuff is the nectar of the gods. You need to prepare it the night before in order to let the flavors come together.

Those who were raised on eggnog from a carton won't like it. Those who despise eggnog because they think real eggnog tastes like that from a carton will be shocked–in a good way. I've made many an eggnog convert with this amazing recipe. The story of how it came to be part of our holiday tradition is on the document.

Also, I'm throwing in my favorite gingersnap recipe. I no longer eat wheat flour, but this was a staple for years. Enjoy these recipes and get your eggnog ready!

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  • Oh my goodness, Alyson, I can’t believe I had just googled eggnog to look for a recipe. Will definitely try yours! Hope your holiday is wonderful, cozy and full of joy.

  • I receive your newletters but don’t pop in here much, just wanted to say thanks so much for your tips & motivation. I’m an emerging artist and still working on my style so I can’t even think of promoting at this moment (or maybe I can, will have to do a search in your links & archives) Happy Holidays to you & yours!

  • I’m from Europe and we don’t have this tradition but I will make it for my fam this Christmas and see if they like it. I think I will :-)

  • Thanks for the eggnog recipe. I’ve been looking for a good one ever since I had the real thing at a Christmas party in Savannah, Georgia. Soooo delicious – a quite a kick too. :)

  • Peggi Habets

    Definitely going to try this. I’ve never been a fan of eggnog, but I doubt I’ve ever tried eggnog made like this. Happy, happy hoidays, Alyson. Best wishes to you in the coming year. Will I see you at the Portrait Society conference again this year?

  • Alyson B. Stanfield

    Hope I hear back from some of you as to how you like it! Oh, I forgot one important thing: It’s a pain in the ass to make. But it’s soooooooooo worth it!

  • Thanks so much for the eggnog recipe! We always have eggnog for our Solstice celebration and the recipes look pretty similar. We add flavored brandy, and you’re right about it being a pain to make. Totally worth it. I wish you a peaceful holiday.

  • Mimi

    Everything you do or suggest is great and I am sure this recipe will be the same! Thanks so much for sharing! And Alyson, I’m curious WHY you no longer eat wheat flour…each of us has a different reason, perhaps…and if that’s too rude don’t reply!

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