Homemade Eggnog! It’s so easy and delicious.

By 965koit on December 4, 2018

Don’t get Eggnog from a carton, when you can easily make your own at home.  It’s even more delicious!  Add your favorite island rum for a holiday cocktail.


  • 12 large eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups whole milk divided in half
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream


  • 1. In a heavy saucepan, whisk together eggs, sugar and salt. Gradually add 4 cups milk and cook and stir over low heat until a thermometer reads 160°-170°, about 30-35 minutes. Do not let it boil. Immediately transfer to a large bowl.
  • 2. Stir in vanilla, nutmeg and remaining milk. Place bowl in an ice-water bath, stirring until milk mixture is cool. (use a mixer if necessary so it doesn’t separate) Refrigerate, covered, until cold, at least 3 hours.
  • 3. To serve, beat cream until soft peaks form. Whisk gently into cooled milk mixture. Sprinkle with additional nutmeg before serving.

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