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Eggnog Recipe

This eggnog recipe contains less sugar but still tastes fantastic. It only takes a few ingredients and just minutes to make!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggnog, eggnog cocktail, eggnog recipe, homemade eggnog, how to make eggnog
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 fl oz 80-proof rum
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg freshly ground


  • Heat the milk: in a small saucepan, add 2 cups whole milk and heat over very low heat for 5 minutes. The milk should be warm and not boiling.
    Step 1: Heat the milk.
  • Whisk the egg yolks: while the milk is heating, add 3 large egg yolks and 2 tbsp granulated sugar into a mixing bowl. Whisk vigorously for 3-5 minutes or until frothy.
    Step 2: Whisk the egg yolks.
  • Temper the egg: slowly add the warm milk to the egg yolk, ladle by ladle, whisking constantly. Repeat with the rest of the milk.
    Step 3: Temper the egg.
  • Cook the eggnog: once finished, add the mixture back in the saucepan and put it back on the stove over very low heat. Add 1/2 tsp ground cloves, 1/2 tsp ginger powder and 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring gently and constantly. Turn off the heat. Add 1 fl oz 80-proof rum, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1/2 tsp nutmeg. Stir to combine.
    Step 4: Cook the eggnog.
  • Serve: divide the eggnog into 4 glasses and serve hot. Or refrigerate and serve chilled with ice.
    Step 5: Serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 386IU | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 1mg