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You're going to love this creamy homemade Eggnog recipe. Infused with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla bean paste. Perfect for the holidays, your whole family will love this non-alcoholic treat.

Homemade Eggnog Recipe

You're going to love this creamy homemade Eggnog recipe. Infused with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla bean paste. Perfect for the holidays, your whole family will love this non-alcoholic treat.

Course beverages, Drinks
Cuisine American, English
Keyword Eggnog Recipe, Homemade Eggnog
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 6 eggs separated
  • cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Place the milk, cream, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla bean paste into a saucepan. Bring to a low boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and allow flavors to infuse.

  2. In a bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until it's thick and pale in color. Remove the cinnamon sticks from the infused hot milk.

  3. While continually whisking the eggs, use a ladle to slowly pour small amounts of hot milk into the egg mixture. Slowly add and whisk until all the milk is combined with the eggs. Don't pour too fast so the egg doesn't scramble! If you want to cook your eggnog, place over medium heat for a few minutes until it thickens. (this will add to your cooling time)

  4. Place the eggnog into the fridge until it's cool. Before serving, beat the egg whites until they are fluffy and form peaks. Mix it into the eggnog before serving. Garnish with a grated nutmeg and a cinnamon sticks.

Recipe Notes

To make this an alcoholic drink, add 1 cup of rum or bourbon before cooling the eggnog in the fridge. Keep refrigerated and use up within 2-3 days.