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Homemade Eggnog Recipe

Homemade Eggnog Recipe: Rich and creamy eggnog with a hint of nutmeg. Step away from the dairy case, this thick drink tastes SO much better than store bought.
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, Non Alcoholic, Simple, Traditional, Winter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 312kcal
Author Krystle
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  • 6 Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Cups Whole Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Nutmeg Grated
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt To Taste


  • In a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks and sugar. Set aside.
  • In a medium sauce pan, combine cream, milk, nutmeg, and salt.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of the hot milk into the egg mixture, and whisk constantly. This will temper the eggs.
  • Continue adding a little at a time until fully combined.
  • Pour back into saucepan.
  • Whisk constantly until a thermometer reads 160 degrees.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.
  • Chill before serving.


Calories: 312kcal | 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
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