Homemade Eggnog Recipe

This homemade eggnog is the best tasting and most easy to make recipe! A holiday recipe that will easily become a family tradition at your household!

I never used to like eggnog until one year in college my sweet fiancé made me homemade eggnog with a family recipe passed down from his mom. Since then I have been a huge fan but am really picky and have a hard time finding one I like. I don’t want it too thick, too egg-y tasting, too cinnamon-y tasting…and the list goes on. I know, I’m hard to please! Ha! However, this is the best tasting and easy to make homemade eggnog. A holiday recipe that will easily become a family tradition at your household! Sip on it for breakfast with my Christmas Casserole or have it later in the day with Melting Snowman Cookies! or Snowball Cookies (aka Mexican wedding cookies)

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Homemade Eggnog Recipe

Homemade Egg Nog recipe with eggs, milk, whipping cream and nutmeg | Gathered In The Kitchen

Homemade Eggnog

Stephanie | Gathered In The Kitchen
Learn how to make delicious homemade eggnog! What's in eggnog, what alcohol can be added, does eggnog have raw eggs and the best homemade eggnog recipe!
5 from 5 vote
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 190 kcal


  • Separate egg yolks and whites into separate bowls
  • Beat sugar into egg yolks
  • Add salt; stir in milk
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly till mixture coats spoon
  • Let cool
  • Beat egg whites in separate bowl until till foamy
  • Gradually add 3 Tablespoons sugar, beating to soft peaks
  • Add to custard and mix thoroughly
  • Add vanilla and stir
  • Pour eggnog through a fine mesh strainer to remove any egg chunks
  • Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator to cool (about 4 hours) before serving

Optional Additions

  • Add alcohol of choice before serving
  • Serve topped with whipped cream and nutmeg, optional


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Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 6gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.004gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 139mgPotassium: 213mgSugar: 19gVitamin A: 476IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 166mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword christmas recipes, eggnog, holiday food
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Homemade Eggnog


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