The Coveted Tom & Jerry Recipe

Tom & Jerry Recipe

Everything good and traditional about Christmas resides in this recipe for me. The taste the smell and the happiness that always surrounded our family when Tom & jerry's were served. Growing up we spent most Christmas's down at my Grandmother Zada O'Brien Foley's home, in Pipestone Minnesota. Pipestone was this darling little town where my Grandparents owned the Coast-to- Coast store that was a hardware store/Mercantile store. Everyone in town knew Raymond and Zada Foley.
On Christmas Day, back when people stopped by unannounced just to visit, friends of theirs stopped by and my Grandpa Raymond always offered them a cup of Tom & Jerry's. Tom & Jerry's, to me, smells like Christmas and taste like Christmas.
Eggnog taken to the next level.
Start a new tradition of your own and make Tom & Jerry's/ invite people to stop by for a cup of Christmas cheer.


  • 10 eggs separated
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp corn starch
  • boiling hot water
  • nutmeg
  • Good Brandy
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • In a bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg WHITES with the whisk attachment. Whisk until very stiff peaks are formed. Fold in the cream of tartar and 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl of a stand mixer beat the egg YOLKS with the whisk attachment. Whisk until very very stiff peaks are formed. Fold in the corn starch and 2 cups of powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • Fold the WHITES into YOLKS and store in the refrigerator.
  • When ready to serve first stir the mixture.
    Put 1/4 cup of Tom & Jerry mixture in a cup, pour about 2 tbsp of boiling water into the cup and a shot of Brandy (or more) and sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg.
    Stir and enjoy!!


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