Homemade Eggnog Recipe

The other night, I got a holiday hankering for some eggnog. Sadly, I was already in my pajamas.
It was nearly 6pm, after all.
Instead of falling into a noggless funk, I decided to try working a little kitchen magic.
Eureka! Behold my made-at-home-without-ingredients-I-can’t-pronounce-glass-of-goodness:
homemade eggnog
Since I was already in the kitchen, and feeling festive, I also whipped up some travel mugs of cocoa (with eggnog mixed in) and some salted olive oil popcorn (made in the Whirley Pop sent to me for Christmas a couple of years ago. Best gift ever.)
(Okay, maybe not the best ever… but still pretty great.)
I packed up the treats and we bundled up in slippers and robes. Then we drove over and picked up Grandma for an impromptu pajama-clad drive to see Christmas lights. There is a neighborhood near us that decorates like crazy! Each street has a different theme: stockings, Christmas cards, cartoon characters…
My favorite house was totally dark, no decorations or lights anywhere with the exception of this:
That is totally how I would do it. Minimal effort, maximum impact.
Just like homemade eggnog…

Homemade Eggnog Recipe
Recipe type: Beverage
Prep time: 
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We knew it was tasty, but who knew that making eggnog could be so easy?
  • 6 eggs (farm fresh if you can get them)
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 T sugar
  • 1 T vanilla
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  1. Place eggs, milk, cream and sugar in blender. Blend on high until slightly thickened and frothy.
  2. Add vanilla and nutmeg; blend well.
  3. Chill until serving.
Consuming raw eggs does carry a risk of salmonella. Eggs fresh from a reputable farm may decrease this risk. (They also may be richer and tastier.) The better the ingredients, the better the final product. We used raw farm fresh eggs, raw milk and cream, Mexican vanilla and freshly grated nutmeg. Our eggnog was wonderful, far better than any from a carton.

One thought: I’m planning on trying this again, but substituting honey and/or real maple syrup for the sugar. It won’t be a traditional flavor, but I think it will be good. Also planned: putting my ice-cream maker to work on the next batch. Stay tuned.


  1. Ooohhh, eggnog ice cream sounds wonderful!
    The Grinch really did steal Christmas at that house! 😉

  2. I was at a demonstration years ago where a stainless steel bowl was placed on top of a pan of boiling water, and the raw eggs (which were already blended) was put into this bowl and wisked continuously over the water, to heat enough put still keep it the consistency of what you put into the bowl, only a little bit thicker. I believe this was to prevent salmonella.

    • Great idea!


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