Homemade Eggnog With A Delicious Frothy Topping

Posted on December 14, 2017 in Recipes

Ah, Christmas! Most people’s favorite holiday of the year. The food, the sweets… the EGGNOG!!!

Ever since I can remember, Christmas was always filled with far too many candies, chocolates, and eggnog. One of my fondest memories of spending the holidays at my grandparent’s house was helping my gramps at his then bar in the basement watching Christmas movies bundled up beside him with a monstrous cup of the gold. Yep, that festive meal in a glass, the beloved Nog! The love of eggnog was instant and ran deep from the start, making me want this favorite bevy more often than just at Christmas.

You may not know this about me, but my favorite room in my house is the kitchen. I love all things related to food, drinks and the creation process. I think I knew and had already been making my gramps’s recipe since I was about ten years old. It was our bonding tradition for some time before life took that time and replaced it with the store-bought versions of.


  • 6 eggs separated
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cloves
  • 1.5 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

You will also need:

  • Medium-heavy pot
  • Whisk
  • Stand mixer/hand mixer
  • Three mixing bowls
  • Patience and a whole lotta love


Getting started

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, separate the yolks from the eggs saving the whites for later. (Cover and set aside in fridge).
  2. Whisk your sugar, cloves, nutmeg and yolks until smoothing creamy.
  3. In your pot, combine milk and cream on medium heat frequently stirring until bubbles form on the sides. Remove from heat and slowly whisk into your egg/sugar mixture and return to heat.
  4. Stir constantly over medium heat until desired thickness is achieved.
  5. Remove from heat, cover and cool in the fridge for a few hours.
  6. When transferring into a pitcher, be sure to take the time to pour the big through a liquid strainer for super smooth eggnog.
  7. Before serving, whip egg whites until firm peaks form and gently fold into the eggnog.
  8. Pour into glasses, top with cinnamon and enjoy!

Having such a large family now myself and thank you, babe, for the ability to be able to bring back that special eggnog experience with my kids and hopefully keep an incredible memory of mine alive and passed on.

If you have patience and love for great eggnog, then this is the perfect recipe for you. For all the cooked and uncooked recipes out there, this is steadfast and has incredible results every time while being very forgiving. If you choose to add booze of any sorts to your nog, I recommend 1/2 shot of Goldschlager and a full ounce of Bailey’s Irish cream. (We prefer non-alcoholic here). Best to pour in after and stir through.

This recipe yields about 6 cups and I say 3 days maximum for flavour and life span. Enjoy your Eggnog season and have a Merry Christmas filled with Love, Family and a whole lot of EGGNOG!


  • Reply Krystal Butherus December 14, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    The holidays are a wonderful time of the year: food, family time, presents and drinks, especially EGG NOG! I’ve never made egg nog, but I’d love to try my hand this year with this recipe!

  • Reply Melissa Chapman December 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    That egg nog looks and sounds so good. I have only had premaid egg nog from a container but this really is something to give to all my guests.

  • Reply Laura @ MommyDearest December 14, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    This Egg Nog looks so good. Homemade is always better. It’s great that you have such lovely memories of making if with your Gramps.

  • Reply Krystel | Disney on a Budget December 14, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    I want some. Seriously. I have to send this to my mom haha

  • Reply Pam December 14, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    You might think this crazy, but I have never had homemade eggnog! I’ll have to try this recipe (I bet it’s better than the store-bought stuff). Thanks.

  • Reply AnnMarie John December 14, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    This is a classic favorite in our home and it’s always nice to have a glass of this during the season! I think it’s awesome to add some frothy topping to it! That’s something the kids and I will enjoy!

  • Reply serena December 15, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Such a simple recipe. Love it. Eggnog is one of my favorite holiday treats! Can’t get enough

  • Reply Quirky Homemaker December 15, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    I have never in my life had homemade eggnog that I know of. At some point, it might be worth a try! We usually only buy it for Christmas Eve. This looks fairly simple as long as you have patience. . . and I do!. :)

  • Reply Kimberly Lewis December 15, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    I’m not an eggnog lover but my husband would be all over this! I will have to be a good wife and make this for him

  • Reply Cindy Ingalls December 15, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Oooh, adding Baileys to eggnog sounds heavenly. Granted adding Baileys to almost anything is always delicious. This recipe looks so delicious. I really like that it’s a classic and also very forgiving.

  • Reply Shannon Gurnee December 15, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    I’ve made eggnog before and it’s so much fun to make and drink! This looks and sounds amazing. I would love to try making this sometime. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply UtMinh December 16, 2017 at 3:24 am

    My husband loves eggnog, but I used to do it. I can’t find the right formula yet. I’ll save and try your recipe tomorrow!

  • Reply Ut Minh December 16, 2017 at 3:25 am

    My husband loves eggnog, but I used to do it. I can’t find the right formula yet. I’ll save and try your recipe tomorrow!

  • Reply Melissa @primpandprimebeauty December 16, 2017 at 11:35 am

    I stock up on eggnog as soon as it’s available at the store. It is my favorite Holiday drink. I definitely am intrigued to try making my own with the help of your recipe.

  • Reply Angela Ricardo Bethea December 16, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Whenever it’s Christmas there is always eggnogs though there are a lot of different ways to make it. That looks delish and easy to make too.

  • Reply Sara December 17, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    I do love me some eggnog, and I’m dying to give this a try.

  • Reply Nailil December 18, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I love a good Eggnog recipe. There are so many variations like the Puerto Rican Coquito and now I have to try this one.

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