1/4 cup sugar
1 quart milk, chilled
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
Beat three whole eggs and 1 yolk until very thick and light in colour. Add 1 2/3 tablespoons sugar, beating in thoroughly. Stir in milk, vanilla, and salt and pour the mixture into glasses.
Beat remaining egg white until almost stiff, add remaining sugar and beat until peaks appear. Top each glass of eggnog with a spoonful of meringue, sprinkle with nutmeg and serve immediately.