Eggnog Mousse

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  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 package unflavored gelatine
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites
  • Crushed peppermint candies for (garnish)


  1. Beat egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar in stainless steel bowl over hot water on top half of double boiler until they lighten in color and become fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  2. Add gelatine that has been softened in rum and brandy, to egg mixture and continue beating for another minute.
  3. Remove mixture from heat and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, whip cream, 1/2 cup sugar, nutmeg and vanilla extract together.
  5. Beat egg whites until they form firm peaks.
  6. Fold whipped cream into chilled gelatine mixture, mixing thoroughly.
  7. Carefully fold in egg whites.
  8. Chill for 4 to 6 hours.
  9. Garnish with crushed peppermint candies.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

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