Homemade Eggnog – Two Different Versions to Try

Homemade Eggnog is the perfect holiday drink! Check out our alcohol and non-alcohol recipes available. Skip the store-bought version this year and opt for better flavor!

Homemade Eggnog - Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Versions

Homemade Eggnog will be the star of any holiday event!

Homemade Eggnog looked like a ton of fun in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation; but admittingly, I was disappointed the first time I tried a batch. I’m not sure if it was the whole raw eggs thing or what. I didn’t like it. It wasn’t until many years later that I discovered I could make it at home. It was amazing! Ever since, I haven’t bought anymore from the store.

This recipe can easily be adjusted to be alcoholic or non-alcoholic. If you want to make a batch for 21+, simply add your favorite rum, bourbon, or cognac, tasting as you go until it’s perfect. Please be aware that it will make your eggnog a little thinner.

What to pair with your eggnog!

Need a few ideas for holiday treats to accompany your homemade eggnog? Try these:

Chocolate Cake with Ultimate Buttercream Frosing
Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Powdered Sugar Spice Cookies

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Ingredients for Homemade Eggnog:

12 eggs
1¼ cups sugar
4 cups whole milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups evaporated milk
2 cups half & half
Optional: Rum, Bourbon or Cognac – to taste

Optional Garnish:

Whipped cream
Cinnamon sticks
Dash nutmeg

Two yellow mugs of homemade eggnog with a sprinkling of nutmeg on top

Instructions:

Combine eggs and sugar in a medium bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined. Transfer to a saucepan and stir in whole milk, vanilla extract, and ground nutmeg.

In a separate bowl, stir evaporated milk and half and half until combined. Set aside.

Heat egg mixture over medium-low heat while stirring constantly to prevent the milk from scorching. When mixture reaches 160 degrees on a candy thermometer, remove from heat and slowly whisk in evaporated milk mixture.

Cool slightly before tasting. Add more sugar or nutmeg and alcohol, if desired, before transferring to an airtight container. Refrigerate overnight or until thoroughly chilled. Serve in mugs and garnish with whipped cream, cinnamon sticks, and/or a dash of nutmeg, if desired. Enjoy!

Two yellow mugs of homemade eggnog with a sprinkling of nutmeg on top
Homemade Eggnog
Yield: 12 Servings

Homemade Eggnog

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes

Skip the store-bought nog this year and go for this delicious and easy Homemade Eggnog - alcohol or non-alcohol

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups evaporated milk
  • 2 cups half & half
  • Optional:  Rum, Bourbon, or Cognac, to taste

Garnish - optional

  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Nutmeg

Instructions

Combine eggs and sugar in a medium bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined. Transfer to a saucepan and stir in whole milk, vanilla extract, and ground nutmeg.



In a separate bowl, stir evaporated milk and half and half until combined. Set
aside.



Heat egg mixture over medium-low heat while stirring constantly to prevent the milk from scorching. When mixture reaches 160 degrees on a candy thermometer, remove from heat and slowly whisk in evaporated milk mixture.



Cool slightly before tasting. Add more sugar or nutmeg, if desired, before transferring to an airtight container. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight until completely chillied. Serve in mugs and garnish with whipped cream, cinnamon sticks, and/or a dash of nutmeg, if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 337Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 221mgSodium: 176mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 0gSugar: 31gProtein: 13g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 11/29/2020

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