Classic Homemade Eggnog – rich and creamy eggnog with a sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg.
Homemade Eggnog Recipe
Homemade eggnog is just so delicious. I’m not exaggerating when I say it is so much better than store bought! Some store bought eggnogs are overly thick and sugary sweet. This homemade eggnog is just unbelievably fresh and creamy and it only takes minutes to make. In this recipe, I use store-bought pasteurized eggs for a super quick no-cook recipe.
What’s in Eggnog
Traditional eggnog is made with raw eggs, which gives it a rich and delicious flavor. In this recipe, I use pasteurized eggs found at my local grocery store to be extra safe. I found the pasteurized eggs right next to the organic eggs in my store. They are more expensive than regular eggs, but about the same price as organic. Traditional eggnog contains:
- Pure Vanilla Extract
- Freshly Grated Nutmeg
How to Make Homemade Eggnog
- I use an electric mixer to shorten the mixing time, but you can use a stand mixer or just a whisk and big bowl as well.
- Separate egg whites and egg yolks. Reserve egg whites for another purpose.
- Start mixing the egg yolks. Stream in sugar until well combined.
- Mix until light yellow.
- Stir in milk, heavy cream, vanilla and nutmeg.
- Try this with freshly grated nutmeg. You won’t be sorry!
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Classic Homemade Eggnog - rich and creamy eggnog with a sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg.
- 4 egg yolks from pasteurized eggs
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg
In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix egg yolks on medium speed.
Slowly add sugar just until well combined. Eggs should be a light yellow color.
Scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
Turn mixer to low and add in milk, heavy cream, vanilla and nutmeg.
Chill and serve.
Use a whole nutmeg, freshly grated on a microplane for best flavor.
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This looks like a fabulous eggnog recipe! I loveee homemade eggnog!
This looks amazing! I had no idea it was so simple to whip up. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
The home made Egg Nog. Recipe very similar to one left behind by my mother.
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It’s hard to resist homemade eggnog!! It’s creamy & tastes amazing!! We will be making this all winter long!
This eggnog recipe is to die for, so creamy and delicious, warms you to the soul! This recipe will become a staple in out house for this winter!
YUM! I’m so ready for holiday Egg Nog season! Bring it on. Loved how creamy this tasted.
This eggnog is so creamy and delicious! My kids loved it too!
I’ve always been too intimidated to try making my own eggnog but this was so easy! And delicious! Can’t wait to make it all holiday season long. 🙂
There is nothing better than homemade eggnog!! It’s so rich & comforting!! It’s our favorite December drink!!