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A mug of eggnog.
Creamiest Homemade Eggnog Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
5 mins

That classic holiday drink you know and love, my Creamiest Homemade Eggnog recipe is everything you want out of a festive mug!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • ½ cup (4oz/115g) granulated sugar
  • 2 cups (16floz/480ml) whole milk
  • 1 cup (8floz/240ml) heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon (for garnish)
  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the egg yolks and sugar. Set aside while you prepare the milk mixture.

  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the milk, cream, and nutmeg until it reaches a simmer.

  3. Ladle a big spoonful of the hot milk mixture to the eggs, whisking vigorously. Repeat, adding a big spoonful at a time, to temper the eggs.

  4. Once the hot milk has been added to the eggs, pour the mixture back into the saucepan on the stove.

  5. While whisking, cook over medium-low heat until the mixture thickens, just a few minutes. Note that It will thicken even more as it cools down.

  6. Remove from heat and stir in the salt and vanilla.

  7. Pour the eggnog into a jug and allow it to cool down completely before covering and chilling for a minimum of 3 hours but up to 4 days.

  8. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon, and freshly whipped cream. Add a splash of bourbon for when the kids go to bed!