Homemade Tom and Jerry Batter (Eggnog)

December 21, 2008.   9 Comments.   Categories Christmas, Cocktails, Peggy's Favorites, Thanksgiving Dinner.   Tags , , .

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Homemade Tom and Jerry Batter (Eggnog)
This recipe is a variation of a long lost recipe my mother used to make years ago.  Once you have homemade batter you’ll never buy the jared stuff at the store – or commercial Egg Nog.  We don’t consider this to be perfected so I encourage you to play with the spices and consistency while making it.  My mother used to make this in large batches – place and refrigerate it into labeled and decorated small jars and give it as hostess gifts during the Holiday season.  Note:  When refrigerated the batter does separate and needs to be stirred before using.
  • 12 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound butter, room temperature
  • 3 pounds confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

Beat egg whites and salt until foamy in a large glass or metal mixing bowl until stiff peaks form.  mix until the egg whites should form a sharp peak that holds its shape.

Beat the egg yolks to soft peaks in a separate bowl. Beat the butter and confectioners’ (powdered) sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks and vanilla to the butter mixture; mix. Stir in the nutmeg, cloves, allspice, cinnamon and the egg whites; beat until well blended. Batter can be frozen or kept in refrigerator for several weeks.

For one drink, fill a cup of hot water or warm milk with spiced rum or brandy and stir in 1 heaping tablespoon of batter (or more). Top with freshly grated nutmeg. This makes a great non-alcoholic treat too!

Update:  For more information on the history of egg nog check out this article

9 Comments

  1. This is outstanding, and yes, it really does take 3 lbs of sugar. Unless you have a mixer with a cover, though, I’d recommend blending the butter, egg yolks, and spices, and THEN adding the powdered sugar. Otherwise it might look like a powdered sugar explosion in your kitchen (ask me how I know).
    I’ve made other variations on this – without question this is the best I’ve ever had. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  2. Tina I’m so glad you enjoy it! It’s addicting isn’t it? Happy Holidays to you and your family too!

  3. WOW THIS STUFF IS GREAT AND IT ONLY TOOK ME ABOUT AN HOUR. EASY RECEIPE TO MANAGE. THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING IT ON LINE. I WOULD SUGGEST MAKING IT TO ANYONE. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL TINA

  4. Wow this yummy! The combination of flavors are awesome. This one is definitely a keeper. You can bet I’ll be preparing it real soon.

  5. Tom & Jerry Mix homemade, food, parties, drinks and snacks.
    Get together, friends, family and co-workers. Enjoy Holidays!
    Egg nog, Cider and Slush all good for Christmas-New Year too!

  6. Thanks for the recipe. I just made a full batch tonight and my wife and I agree that it is much better than the store-bought version! We will be bringing plenty to share with family this Christmas! Merry Christmas!

  7. Thank you for posting this recipe!! My Grandpa made a version of Tom & Jerry every year and since his passing our family has missed it. I made it yesterday and I think this is perfect. I will make it our tradition for the years to come! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

  8. Hi Eileen… I’m so glad you liked it! I am going to make some this next week to have on hand for the holidays… so good! Merry Christmas!

  9. We just made your Tom & Jerry Mix FANTASTIC !!! We divided this in half since it is just me & my hubby.We weren’t quite sure if we’d like it and we didn’t have cloves. DARN IT !! Should have made the whole batch. THANKS! Very tasty !!!

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