Recipe Math – Eggnog

Note: this is a booze infused recipe – not appropriate for children.

Get in the holiday spirit with some yummy eggnog - and do some math at the same time! via MathFour.comWe make Grandmother Kathrine’s Eggnog every year during the holidays. And it’s always a math problem.

The recipe calls for 6 eggs. But for my family, they require a second batch almost as quickly as we get finished making the first batch. It takes significant time to make, so it’s best to maximize each batch – which means scaling the whole thing up.

Using all the eggs.

The first year the family acted like zombies at a brain buffet with the eggnog. So we wanted to make the second batch as big as we could. But we only had 10 eggs.

I was given the task of figuring out the amount of the other ingredients to convert a 6-egg recipe into a 10-egg recipe.

The numbers were shaky but with that much bourbon and sugar, people can’t tell the difference between .8333 cups of sugar and 3/4 cups.

The tradition (and math) continued.

We’ve come to be the eggnog makers every year. So scaling the recipe has continued.

Finally I created a handy guide based on sober math to make the best ever eggnog, regardless of how many eggs you have. And now I’m sharing it with you!

Click on the image to download the FREE printable pdf:


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