Shaker Recipe of the Month

Church Family Kitchen - Hancock Shaker Village
Kitchen of the Church Family, Hancock Shaker Village
Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, September 1873

December 2014

Shaker Eggnog

6 eggs 3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup brandy 2 quarts milk
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg


Beat the yolks and whites of eggs separately. Mix sugar with the yolks and add brandy. Mix ingredients well while pouring milk slowly. Pour into tall glasses and dust well with nutmeg. Serves 8.


Other Shaker recipes can be found in Shaker Cook Book, by Caroline Piercy and Arthur Tolve (Bowling Green, Ohio, Gabriel’s Horn Publishing Co., 1984). Used by permission.

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