Tom & Jerry

I was in my late teens the first time Mom made this. She remembered her older brother Gordon making it in the winter and had vivid memories from her childhood. [Gordon was killed in a car accident when Mom was 9.] Gordon made her a version with just a splash of alcohol.

Mom found the recipe some place and we made it a few times. I’ll admit I wasn’t overly crazy about it (tastes like a warm eggnog) but I drank it with her anyway!

Tom & Jerry

  • 12 eggs, separated
  • 1 lb confectioner’s sugar, divided
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 can condensed milk

Beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold in half of each sugar. Beat the yolks until thick. Add remaining sugar. Fold white mixture into yolk mixture. Refrigerate.

To make the drink: Put 1 jigger of whiskey and 1/2 jigger of rum or brandy into a coffee cup. Add 2 heaping Tbsp of batter. Fill with hot water, beating until smooth.

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