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Boiled Holiday Custard Drink


  • 1 Qt. milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 beaten eggs or 6 egg yolks


Warm milk in heavy pan or double boiler. Add sugar, beaten eggs and cook slowly, stirring often until coats spoon. Remove from heat and cool. Add vanilla or nutmeg. Can also "spike" with bourbon. Refrigerate till ready to serve.


By Terri from NV

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December 13, 20060 found this helpful

About how long will it take to coat the spoon? Thanks!

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December 16, 20060 found this helpful

This is something that you don't want to cook on very high heat. If you cook it too fast, it'll be very lumpy or almost a curdled texture. This is supposed to be a smooth, creamy, luscious drink. Cook slowly. This can be served at a party or gathering from a punch bowl. Store in refrigerator till ready till use & refrigerate any leftovers in a covered container. We use a rinsed out milk jug.

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December 16, 20060 found this helpful

Can also put a light sprinkle of nutmeg, if not spiked with alcohol. But not together, ti's just "too" much.

(I also put on the submission about how to cook this, but it didn't list my name. Just wanted Maryeileen to know it was me that answered her. Terri (badwater)

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December 18, 20060 found this helpful

Thanks, Terri....I'm guessing it'll take about 1/2 hour?

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