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Easy Homemade Eggnog Recipe (Non Alcoholic)

How to Make Eggnog (Homemade Eggnog Recipe)

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Quick and easy homemade eggnog recipe with simple ingredients- Learn how to make eggnog that's rich, creamy with hint of nutmeg. Can be spiked with alcohol!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword eggnog recipe, homemade eggnog
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 People
Calories 311
Author CakeWhiz


  • 6 Egg yolks From large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • 2 cups Milk Preferably whole
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg Or cinnamon, For topping


  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until smooth and creamy. Keep aside. 
  • Add heavy cream, milk, nutmeg in a nonstick saucepan and cook over medium high heat. Mix and continue stirring until mixture starts simmering. 
  • Start adding this hot milk to the egg mixture slowly (1/2 cup at a time), while whisking vigorously until smooth. 
  • Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and heat again, while whisking constantly until mixture thickens a bit and reaches a temperature of 160 degrees F. 
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract
  • Chill. Then, serve in cups with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg and/or a swirl of whipped cream. 
  • Optional- For a caramel version, drizzle some caramel sauce inside the sides of your cup and then pour the drink. Stir a bit and enjoy. 


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a covered pitcher in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 257mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 156mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 975IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 0.5mg