Eggnog Recipe

Laura in the Kitchen

Serves 6 to 8

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 8 mins

4 Egg Yolks
2/3 cup of Granulated sugar
2 ½ cups of Whole Milk
1 ¼ cup of Heavy Cream
1 tsp of Freshly Grated Nutmeg
1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp of Ground Cloves
¼ tsp of Cinnamon
½ cup of Burbon
1/4 cup of Rum


1) In a large bowl, using a hand held electric mixer, beat the egg yolks and sugar until the mixture doubles in volume and it’s a nice pale color.

2) Meanwhile, add the cream, milk, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg in a saucepan and bring it to a gentle simmer.

3) Add about 1 cup of the hot milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture, making sure to constantly whisk.

4) Add the egg yolk mixture into the saucepan with the remaining liquid and cook stirring constantly until the mixture reaches 160 degrees.

5) Strain the mixture through a fine sieve, add the rum, burbon and vanilla and place it in the fridge to cool completely!

6) Serve it nicely chilled with a dollop of either whipped cream or stir in some whipped egg whites.

Post By: Laura Vitale

6 thoughts on “Eggnog Recipe

  1. That is a fine recipe Katie. Try whipping the egg whites into a merainge and adding it into the mix . It gives the nog body.

  2. wow…. I’ll bet that tastes good. I didn’t know you had to cook anything to make real eggnog.

    When I want eggnog, I just drink the pancake batter.

    I make a sweet pancake batter for thin pancakes (like crepes). My pancakes have no baking powder — they don’t rise up and get fluffy like a cake.

    (eggs, milk, flour, sugar, and vanilla — all quantities determined by taste, and by eyeballing the texture and color)

    1. Many eggnog’s are made with raw eggs. This recipe cooks the yolks for safety purposes.

      Your nog differs in that it has flour, sounds like a bachelor recipe which can be a bit unusual.

      As long as you like it, that’s what’s important.

      Merry Christmas!

      1. My eggnog has flour because it’s also a pancake batter. I should try it without the flour someday.

        NO matter. I’m just back here checking for late-breaking emergency news, and I’m glad there isn’t any. Merry Christmas, Katie.

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