Egg Flip Recipe

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 Updated 20/06/2017

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An eggy and alcoholic drink similar to egg nog. N.B. Be careful serving raw egg to vulnerable (i.e. the young and old).


  • 4 eggs separated
  • 4 teaspoons superfine sugar
  • 4 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 pint milk
  • whole nutmeg
  • a little whipped cream for decoration
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Beat the sugar and the egg yolks together.
  2. Add the brandy and stir.
  3. Heat the milk and pour it over the egg and brandy mix.
  4. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold into the milk, egg and brandy.
  5. Serve topped with a spoonful of whipped cream and a sprinkle of grated nutmeg.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 2 drinks


Ah the memories! When my sister and I were small, we were given egg flip on winter mornings (obv with a little less brandy!!)... yum!!! Always brings back taste memories.
#7 - Mandy - 02/13/2016 - 08:28
wow - i like this recipe for egg nog very much. So creamy and warming. Thanks for posting it.
#6 - simon - 12/15/2015 - 09:20
Years ago when we were young dad would always make us a Egg Flip which consisted of Milk,eggs,sugar and brandy or Whisky and would use a Mix Master( vitermizer which would double in volume because of all the froth.
I make it for my family every Chtristmas morning which I call my egg nog.
#5 - Joyc - 11/05/2015 - 17:28
Rod, I'm in Australia too, and mum would make it the exact way you have said.
I had yo drink it before operations.
It did taste ok, however the thought of drinking raw egg is really yuck!!!
#4 - Alira - 03/19/2011 - 18:24
Recipe is:
Australian Egg Flip recipe:
1 egg
half litre full cream milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
Blend until all has become smooth with a frothy top
Pour into a tall glass and liberally sprinkle with nutmeg.

My mum used to make me egg flip as a special treat, or when I was sick in bed and home from school. Needless to say, I sometimes looked forward to being 'sick' in bed ...
#3 - Rod - 02/05/2011 - 22:29
Jason flavoured milk of any sort is quite false tasting. The real thing tastes pretty good but it is important to beat the eggs well to get the texture right.
#2 - ella - 12/05/2010 - 03:51
in australia, a brand of flavoured milk made egg flip. does egg flip really tast that horrible!!!
#1 - Jason - 09/03/2010 - 22:57
This recipe is close, but you're forgetting the absoutely imperical requirement of making the mixture 1/3 brandy or rum and 2/3 dark beer, preferably a black and tan.
#0 - way - 11/29/2007 - 10:58
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