Homemade Eggnog Recipe

Want to use eggnog at your next holiday gathering but don’t want to use the same store bought stuff? Check out this homemade eggnog recipe!

Homemade Eggnog Recipe:

Makes: 10 servings

Total Time: 30 minutes + cooling time


12 egg yolks

1 cup sugar

4 cups milk

2 cups heavy cream

5 whole cloves

pinch of salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups rum (optional)


In a bowl, mix the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy.

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the cream, milk, cloves, pinch of salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir often until mixture reaches a light simmer.

Add a large spoonful of the milk mixture to the egg mixture, whisking vigorously. Repeat adding a big spoonful at a time to temper the eggs. Once most of the milk has been added to the eggs, pour the mixture back into the saucepan on the stove.

Turn the heat to medium, and stir constantly for 3 minutes, or until thickened. Do not allow the mixture to boil. Remove from heat and strain to remove cloves. Stir in vanilla. Pour into a pitcher and wrap tightly, then refrigerate until chilled.

To serve, add rum if desired, fresh whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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