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Homemade Eggnog

  • Author: Belle Omniley
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Homemade eggnog is a fun holiday treat with our easy eggnog recipe. None of the fillers of the store-bought stuff — just cream, sugar, eggs, and spices. Enjoy it spiked or without alcohol for a kid-friendly version.



8 egg yolks

1 C white sugar

1 1/2 C whole milk

1/2 c evaporated milk

1 c heavy cream

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 C bourbon or rum (optional)


In a large bowl, use a whisk or stand mixer to beat egg yolks and sugar until they become pale and fluffy.

Combine the milks, cream, spices, and vanilla in a heavy bottom pot. Stir well. Move to the stovetop and slowly heat on low heat for about 9 minutes. Until the milk mixture is hot but not boiling.

Add the milk mixture slowly to the egg mixture. Whisking as you go. Once the mixtures have been completely incorporated. Place on stove and heat on low. Stir constantly until the mixture reaches 160 degrees.

Pour in a freeze-safe pitcher and let cool for 2 hours.

Remove from the freezer and add your alcohol; shake or stir well. Serve immediately.

Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days.



Omit alcohol for a kid-friendly version.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 18
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Stovetop


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 146
  • Sugar: 4.4 g
  • Sodium: 192.7 mg
  • Fat: 10.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.6 g
  • Protein: 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 202.3 mg

Keywords: eggnog, homemade eggnog, holiday drinks, traditional eggnog

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