Make this holiday delicacy yourself with our simple eggnog recipe.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins

Eggnog made with egg yolks and whipping cream is a must-have holiday indulgence for many. For a nonalcoholic version, omit the rum and bourbon and increase the milk to 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 cups.


  • 6 beaten egg yolks

  • 2 cup milk

  • â…“ cup sugar

  • 1 - 3 tablespoon light rum

  • 1 - 3 tablespoon bourbon

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • Ground nutmeg


  1. In a large heavy saucepan mix the egg yolks, milk, and the 1/3 cup sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture just coats a metal spoon.

  2. Remove from heat. Place the pan in a sink or bowl of ice water and stir for 2 minutes.

  3. Stir in rum, bourbon, and vanilla. Cover and chill for at least 4 or up to 24 hours.

  4. Just before serving, in a mixing bowl beat the cream and the 2 tablespoons sugar until soft peaks form.

  5. Transfer chilled egg mixture to a punch bowl. Fold in the whipped cream mixture. Serve at once. Sprinkle each serving with nutmeg. Makes about 10 (4-ounce) servings.


Up to 1 day ahead, prepare the cooked custard mixture. Cover and chill. Just before serving, complete as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

201 Calories
13g Fat
13g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 201
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 164mg 55%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 0.5mg 3%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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