Homemade Eggnog

Beth Pierce


It is that time of the year again and this luscious Homemade Eggnog Recipe comes together quickly in just a few easy steps and tastes so much better than store bought. We enjoy ours topped with a little whipped cream and a pinch of cinnamon. For entertaining we make two batches one alcohol free and the other spiked with a little bit of brandy or rum.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

5 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
    milk (2% or whole)
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • ·
    pinch of cloves
  • 6
    egg yolks (room temperature)
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • ·
    whipped cream (optional)
  • ·
    extra ground cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)

How to Make Homemade Eggnog


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium/medium low heat combine milk, cream, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. Whisk very frequently while bringing mixture almost to boiling.
  2. Meanwhile in a medium bowl combine egg yolks and sugar. Add sugar 2 tablespoons at a time whisking thoroughly before adding more.
  3. Using a soup ladle add about 1/3 cup of the hot milk mixture to the egg mixture; whisking thoroughly. Keep adding the hot mixture to the egg mixture; whisking thoroughly between each addition. When most of the milk mixture has been whisked into the egg mixture (about 3/4 of it) add it back to the saucepan.
  4. Cook until the mixture reaches 160 degrees F; whisking constantly. Use a spoon to reach those tight edges at the base of the pan. It will be slightly thick but will thicken more as it cools.
  5. Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla. Serve with whipped cream and a light dusting of cinnamon or nutmeg.

Printable Recipe Card

About Homemade Eggnog

Show 1 Comment & Review

7 Summer Trifles

7 Summer Trifles

Who doesn’t love this lovely layered treat? Dating back to the 18th century, this is a tried and true summer dessert. Perfect for picnics, cookouts, and get-togethers, trifles are a delicious dessert that feed a crowd. Simple, gorgeous, and can be made ahead of time, trifles come in all shapes and sizes and flavors for […]

13 Different Ways To Grill Chicken

13 Different Ways To Grill Chicken

When asked, “What’s for dinner?” and you answer chicken, you won’t get a sigh from your family if you say grilled chicken. No matter what cut of chicken your family likes, we’ve gathered an assortment of recipes to make all summer long. You’ll find grilled chicken breast, wing, and thigh recipes. Plus, a tasty recipe […]

10 Fall-off-the-Bone Rib Recipes

10 Fall-off-the-Bone Rib Recipes

When planning a menu for your summer cookouts, make sure to add a slab or two of ribs to your menu. When done right, they’re tender, flavorful, and oh so tasty. Whether you like your ribs grilled, oven-baked, or smoked we’re sharing something to suit everyone. These 10 fall-off-the-bone rib recipes are so good, have […]