eggnog is a favorite at our house, and making it from scratch is easy to do with an amazingly delicious outcome

Homemade Eggnog Recipe and Video

homemade eggnog is one of the most delicious and easy holiday recipes you can make!
Course drink
Cuisine American
Keyword eggnog, eggnog recipe, homemade eggnog
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
chill time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 292kcal
Author Ashlee Marie


  • 2/3 C granulated sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 C whole milk
  • 2 C heavy whipping cream
  • 6 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp vanilla optional


  • in a saucepan heat up the milk, cream until warm
  • Whisk the sugar, egg yolks and salt together
  • temper some of the warm liquid into the egg yolks, stirring the entire time
  • add the mixture back into the saucepan and heat until it reaches 160 degrees F
  • Take off heat and let cool
  • Whip the 6 Tbsp sugar and egg whites together until ribbony (just before you reach soft peaks)
  • Stir the nutmeg and vanilla into the egg mixture
  • Add the egg whites into the yolk mixture and stir together
  • keep refrigerated, stir before serving



Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 845IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 0.3mg