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Grandma Zak's Holiday Eggnog

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In my grandma Zak's cookbook of her hand written recipes she had written this New Year's wish.

"A New Year's Wish" May your heart be free from sorrow. May all your friends be kind and true, And may you loved ones make a heaven here on earth for you. Frances Zak (1962)

Ingredients

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
6 well beaten eggs
2 quarts chilled orange juice
1/2 cup chilled lemon juice
1 quart vanilla ice cream
1 quart chilled ginger ale
Nutmeg, as desired

Instructions

Blend the sugar and spices into the beaten eggs. Stir in the orange and lemon juices. Cut the ice cream into chunks and place in large punch bowl. Slowly pour the ginger ale down the side of the bowl. Stir in the egg mixture and if desired sprinkle with nutmeg. Makes 20 servings.

Sharon Lacey
Davenport



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