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Homemade Eggnog

Homemade eggnog is easy to make at home and so much better than store-bought!


  • 6 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (150 grams)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups whole milk (1 quart, about 1 liter), divided
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (250 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg , fresh if possible
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For serving (optional)

  • Rum


  • In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, sugar and salt.
  • In a medium saucepan, warm 2 cups of the milk over medium heat until bubbles appear around the edges, stirring occasionally. Do not bring to a boil.
  • Add warmed milk to the egg mixture in a small stream while whisking constantly until completely combined.
  • Return mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat to 160°F while whisking constantly, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add to a pitcher. Stir in remaining milk, heavy cream, nutmeg and vanilla.
  • Chill completely before serving.
  • For a stronger nutmeg flavor, increase nutmeg to 1 1/2 teaspoons.
  • To ensure the mixture is smooth without lumps, pass cooked mixture through a mesh strainer before combining with heavy cream, etc.
  • See post above for mix-in suggestions.


Calories: 303kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 176mg, Sodium: 184mg, Potassium: 229mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 813IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 176mg, Iron: 1mg
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