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Homemade Eggnog + 6 Flavor Twists To Try

My husband is happy to drink purchased eggnog by the carton…me? I’m a little more fussy and only homemade will do, yum! Here is the recipe we tried last year and it was a big hit with everyone. Next I added a few variations in case you’re looking for something different (still classic or traditional style) as well as some delicious tasty twists to tempt you with (chocolate, coffee, low-fat and more). You’ll find nearly 20 recipes on this page, enjoy!


It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This

4 cups milk
1 1/3 cups sugar
12 large egg yolks
1 cup chilled heavy cream
grated nutmeg

Optional: 1/2 cup bourbon (we didn’t add this)


Source: Martha Stewart [1]. If you want something with more alcohol, this is the one for you [2], it’s also from Martha and includes bourbon, dark rum and cognac.

Here are a few variations you can also check out (for traditional versions, you’ll find the low-fat and flavor twists next). I’ve noted if they’re cooked or uncooked, I prefer playing it safe by only making cooked versions but I know that just won’t do for some of you ;). I wouldn’t skip the alcohol if making uncooked but it’s still not a sure bet that the raw eggs will be ok (make sure to use the freshest possible).

Low-fat (skinny) versions: Each of these are cooked…

Tasty Twists: All but one these add something special to already made eggnog so you can use your favorite recipe or use purchased…