I'm looking at the ingredient list for Alton Brown's aged eggnog recipe, and I see the following:
1 pint half-n-half 1 pint whole milk 1 pint heavy cream
Does the half-n-half play any specific role here?
I calculated the final fat ratio of the mix and it's ~20%
Wouldn't it be easier to just mix milk and cream to get the right ratio, skipping the half-n-half altogether?
By my math that's 3.25 cups of milk + 2.75 cups of cream.