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glasses of eggnog in glasses rimmed with chocolate and crushed candy cane pieces, garnished with cinnamon sticks
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Homemade Eggnog

Celebrate the holidays the right way with Homemade Eggnog! Spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and spiked with bourbon, this festive drink is sure to warm the hearts of everyone who has a glass.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: British
Keyword: eggnog, holiday cocktails, homemade eggnog
Servings: 6
Calories: 407kcal


  • ½ cup sugar granulated
  • 6 eggs separated
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon ginger
  • 1 cup bourbon


  • 4 candy canes crushed
  • 2 ounce chocolate melted
  • 6 cinnamon sticks


  • Set aside 1 tbsp of the granulated sugar. 
  • Add the egg yolks to the bowl of your mixer and beat until the lighten in color. Gradually add the remaining sugar to the bowl and beat until the sugar dissolves. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan add the milk, heavy cream, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. Stir and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat.
  • Add a ladle of the milk mixture at a time to the egg mixture and stir. This is called tempering. Add a few ladles, about 4 or 5 of the milk mixture and stir. Return everything to the saucepan and cook over medium heat until the mixture reaches 160 F degrees.
  • Remove from the saucepan from heat and stir in the bourbon. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set in the fridge to chill for at least an hour.
  • Add the egg whites to a medium bowl and beat until soft peaks. Add the tbsp of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. 
  • Whisk the egg whites into the chilled eggnog. Serve cold.



  1. Store leftover eggnog in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 226mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 197mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 0.8mg