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You can make many beverages with eggs. When recipes call for raw eggs, to eliminate risk and ensure food safety, eggs need to be heated to 160°F (71°C) or use pasteurized shell eggs or egg products. Eggnog, for example, is a well-known beverage made from eggs and milk.

Click here for an eggnog recipe.

–See Doneness Guidelines, Eggnog, Egg Safety, Raw Eggs