Perfect Eggnog Recipe

Eggnog is a holiday tradition. This is so creamy and delicious. It is a real winner in taste and how easy it is to make. You’ll have to make a lot because this disappears quickly!

Perfect Eggnog Recipe

How To Make Perfect Eggnog

A wonderful way to kick off the holiday spirit with a batch of eggnog! This version is for adults only with the inclusion of rum but nonetheless it surely is a delicious treat to be enjoyed around friends and family.

Prep: 10 mins
Chill Time: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 35 mins


  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream, or double cream
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 5 pasteurized eggs, separated
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup dark rum, or bourbon

To serve:

  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon


  1. In a saucepan, combine milk, cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Bring to the boil over medium heat. Once boiling, remove from the heat and allow to steep.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat egg yolks, vanilla, and sugar until combined and thick ribbons form when the whisk is lifted.
  3. Slowly pour and whisk in the milk and discard the cinnamon sticks. Continue to mix until the mixture is combined and smooth.
  4. Add bourbon or rum and, stir. Refrigerate until chilled.
  5. Beat the egg whites in a large bowl or stand mixer until soft peaks form.
  6. Gently fold into eggnog until combined. Serve and garnish with ground cinnamon!


  • Sugar: 29g
  • :
  • Calcium: 182mg
  • Calories: 376kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Cholesterol: 67mg
  • Fat: 19g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 203mg
  • Protein: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 68mg
  • Vitamin A: 786IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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