Homemade Eggnog

homemade eggnog

 I’ll be honest, eggnog is not my favorite thing. I won’t touch the store-bought stuff, but my husband loves it, so I thought I’d try my hand a making a homemade version. One without all the junk found in the store bought varieties! I tend to greatly reduce or omit the cloves if I am planning on drinking it, but if you love them, by all means keep them or add in a couple more!

This one is sans alcohol, but feel free to stir some in if you like it that way!

Making Homemade Eggnog

homemade eggnog

Here is what you will need to make homemade eggnog:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 whole cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of allspice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

 

In a saucepan combine the milk, vanilla, cloves, allspice and cinnamon. Heat slowly and gradually bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently.

In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. Beat until fluffy.

While whisking, slowly pour 1 cup of the hot milk mixture into the yolk mixture and mix well. In a thin stream, pour the rest of the milk into the eggs.

Return the mixture to the saucepan and heat over medium, for about 3 minutes, or until thickened. Do not boil!

Strain out the cloves and allow to cool for 1 hour. I like to blend the eggnog with my immersion blender at this point to make it extra smooth and creamy.

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Once the eggnog has cooled, mix in the cream and nutmeg. Whisk well and allow to ripen in the refrigerator overnight.

Pour into glasses and sprinkle with cinnamon if desired. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Homemade Eggnog
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 whole cloves
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • dash of allspice
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan combine the milk, vanilla, cloves, allspice and cinnamon. Heat slowly and gradually bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently.
  2. In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. Beat until fluffy.
  3. While whisking, slowly pour 1 cup of the milk mixture into the yolk mixture and mix well. In a thin stream, pour the rest of the milk into the eggs.
  4. Return the mixture to the saucepan and heat over medium, for about 3 minutes, or until thickened. Do not boil!
  5. Strain out the cloves and allow to cool for 1 hour. I like to blend the eggnog with my immersion blender at this point to make it extra smooth and creamy.
  6. Once the eggnog has cooled, mix in the cream and nutmeg. Whisk well and allow to ripen in the refrigerator overnight.
  7. Pour into glasses and sprinkle with cinnamon if desired. Serve chilled.

 

This post is part of the 7 Days of Homemade Thanksgiving Recipes Series. To find other fabulous, homemade drinks to serve on Thanksgiving, or to share your own, see the link up below:

 

This post has been linked to Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tuesday’s Table, In and Out of the Kitchen, Totally Tasty Tuesday, Hearth and Soul Hop, Foodie Friday, Foodie Friday, Weekend Wonders, Friday Favorites,

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13 comments on “Homemade Eggnog

  1. Wow, that does look like a delicious beverage! Pretty too.

  2. First- OMG What a cute kid!!
    Also, I LOVE eggnog… must try this recipe!!

  3. I have never tried egg nog….sad i know! Well this might be the year to give it a try. Would love for you to come and share at my link party

  4. I’ve never been a fan of eggnog, but I’ve never tried to make it homemade! I might just try this! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. tessa says:

    Love me some homemade eggnog! Shared with our FB followers!

  6. Alli says:

    I’ve never liked eggnog, but yours looks really good! I may have to give it a go. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  7. Rhonda says:

    While I’m not the biggest eggnog fan, I may have to try this one out. It looks yummy. I like the idea of liking eggnog. I want to like it. Maybe I just need to drink more of it.

    • I attempted to try my husband’s store bought, but the smell even turns me off. But this one smells sweet and fresh- and nothing like the other! Let me know if you like it!

  8. I am also not a fan of eggnog, but know some who are. I will pass this recipe along. :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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