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Whisk up holiday cheer with our creamy Eggnog.

A classic homemade non-alcoholic eggnog for this Christmas.

About the Recipe

Eggnog is synonymous with festive warmth, blending eggs, sugar, and spices into a velvety concoction. This recipe transforms simple ingredients into a drink that captures the spirit of celebration. Perfect for cosy gatherings or as a solo treat by the fireplace.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This Eggnog recipe encapsulates the essence of holiday comfort. The delicate balance of sweetness, warmth, and a hint of nutmeg creates a drink that wraps you in a cosy embrace. It’s a timeless classic that always evokes the season’s joy.



Cooking Tips

Achieve the perfect custard thickness by stirring the mixture continuously over low heat. Take care not to let it boil to prevent curdling. The magic happens when you allow the Eggnog to chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours before folding it in the creamy goodness of beaten heavy cream.

Serving and Storing Suggestions

Serve Eggnog chilled in festive mugs, garnished with grated nutmeg. For an extra touch, pair it with gingerbread cookies or cinnamon sticks. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and shake well before serving.

Other Similar Recipes

Explore our holiday repertoire with delights like “Spiced Pumpkin Latte” and “Cranberry Orange Scones” for a festive feast.

Nutrient Benefits

Eggs provide a protein boost, while nutmeg offers antioxidants. This indulgent treat brings joy to the taste buds without compromising on flavour.

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Whisk up holiday cheer with our creamy Eggnog.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Cool and Refrigirate3 hours
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American


  • 5 Eggs
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg Powder (a pinch for garnish)
  • 475 ml Milk (+ 475 ml)
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream (beaten)


  • Whisk eggs, sugar, and salt in a pan.
  • Pour in 475 ml of milk and place the pan over low flame.
  • Stir continuously until custard thickens (15-25 mins). Avoid boiling to prevent curdling.
  • Pour into a large bowl, add vanilla extract and nutmeg.
  • Pour 475 ml of milk, cover it, and refrigerate it for at least 3 hours.
  • Just before serving, gently fold in the beaten Cream.
  • Garnish with grated nutmeg and serve chilled.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I spike the Eggnog with alcohol?

Absolutely! A splash of rum or bourbon adds a delightful adult twist to this classic Eggnog.

Can I make Eggnog ahead of time?

Certainly! Prepare it a day in advance and let the flavours meld in the fridge for an even more decadent experience.

Can I use ground cinnamon instead of nutmeg?

While nutmeg is traditional, ground cinnamon can be a delicious alternative, adding warmth to the Eggnog.

Can I serve Eggnog warm?

Certainly! Heat it gently on the stove, stirring continuously. Just don’t let it boil to maintain the silky texture.

What pairs well with Eggnog?

Enhance your Eggnog experience with a side of buttery shortbread or a slice of classic fruitcake.

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