White Chocolate Eggnog

Use a vegetable peeler on a bar of white chocolate for pretty curls to garnish this twist on eggnog.

White Chocolate Eggnog
Photo: Carson Downing
Total Time:
25 mins
10 1/2 cups


  • 8 eggs, separated

  • ½ cup sugar

  • Generous 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 4 cup whole milk

  • 1 cup half-and-half

  • 8 ounce high-quality white chocolate, chopped, plus shavings for garnish

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste

  • Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste

  • 1 cup brandy, dark rum, cognac, or any combination of these (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl beat egg whites with a mixer on medium until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight).

  2. In a large bowl vigorously whisk together egg yolks, sugar, and salt 1 minute or until lightened in color and texture.

  3. In a large saucepan combine milk and half-and-half. Bring just to a simmer over medium (don't let it boil). Gradually add hot milk to egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Return all to saucepan. Whisking constantly, cook over medium until mixture has thickened slightly and coats the back of a spoon. Reduce heat to its lowest setting. Whisk in chopped chocolate until completely melted. Stir in vanilla and nutmeg. Gently stir in beaten egg whites. Whisk in brandy (if using). Top with grated fresh nutmeg and/or shaved white chocolate. Makes 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

369 Calories
17g Fat
30g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 369
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 175mg 58%
Sodium 185mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 189mg 15%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 218mg 5%
Folate, total 24.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*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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