Homemade Holiday Eggnog

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By Francine Lizotte
from Surrey South, BC

Rich and creamy, this Homemade Holiday Eggnog is sure to please everyone! Sprinkle on some nutmeg and enjoy this incredible traditional beverage...

serves 4 cups
prep time 5 Min
cook time 7 Min
method Stove Top


  •   7 large
    free-run egg yolks
  •   1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  •   2 c
    35% heavy cream
  •   1 c
    1% milk
  •   1 large
    cinnamon stick (substitute 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon)
  •   1 small
    pinch ground himalayan sea salt
  •   1/4 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How To Make

  • 1
    In a medium bowl, add egg yolks and sugar; whisk until light in color and creamy (this help from curdling).
  • 2
    In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add cream, milk, cinnamon stick and salt; stir until mixture just starts simmering. Slowly temper the egg mixture by whisking hot cream mixture a little at a time. When half the hot liquid is combined with egg mixture, transfer it to the saucepan. Whisk continuously for 2 minutes.
  • 3
    Remove from the heat and add vanilla; stir to combine. Strain mixture using a fine sieve placed over a bowl or measuring cup; discard what are in the sieve. Pour eggnog into a container or a pitcher and cover with cling film. Transfer to the refrigerator until cold.
  • 4
    When ready to serve, stir the eggnog, add ice cubes in tall glasses, pour rum if desired and sprinkle with nutmeg. Yield 4 cups
  • 5
    To view this recipe on YouTube, click on this link >>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufTuDUId7p0