Chocolate Egg Nog

Annacia *


Christmas and egg nog have been a matched set for at least a couple hundred years. This is an update of the classic nog and a very good one. Who doesn't love chocolate!

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6-8 (Chill Time: 4 h)
5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


2/3 c
(150 ml) granulated sugar
1/2 c
(125 ml) high quality cocoa powder
4 c
(1 l) milk
cinnamon sticks
1/2 tsp
(2 ml) nutmeg, freshly ground
1 tsp
(2 ml) ground mace
1/2 c
(125 ml) spiced rum (optional)
1 c
(250 ml) 35% whipping cream (optional)
ground cinnamon (optional)


1In a large saucepan, whisk together eggs,sugar and cocoa powder until well combined. Whisk in milk.

Add cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, mace and cloves; place over medium heat and whisk gently for about 10 minutes or until mixture has small bubbles around the edge of pan and thermometer reaches 160 F (71 C).
2Remove from heat and pour through fine mesh strainer into a large bowl. Whisk in rum (if desired) and cover with plastic wrap, directly on surface, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 2 days.
3In a bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Dollop each cup of egg nog with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon or chocolate shavings, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy