Delicious Homemade Eggnog

posted on December 22, 2011 by  |  posted under Beverages, Christmas, Recipes  |  6 Comments

Homemade Egg Nog

Happy Thursday, everyone! Although, at this time of year EVERY DAY feels like a happy one, doesn’t it?

I am thrilled to introduce a fabulous guest we have posting for us today. Her name is Shay and she is a whiz when it comes to NATURAL, WHOLE, and ALLERGY FRIENDLY recipes. Love that, don’t we? She is here today to share a wonderful homemade eggnog recipe that is sure to have everyone coming back for seconds. Let’s all make Shay feel welcome, shall we?

I never liked eggnog growing up. Honestly, I don’t know if I had ever tried it! I decided I would make some this year so I went to my favorite recipe source, Google! I found this recipe and, much to my surprise, I loved it~! It is so good! My cute husband tells me he likes mine better than store bought (he’s very sweet too.) It is so easy to make and the best part is, you can have it year round if you want. :)

Homemade Egg Nog
Very simple ingredients. I used honey but you can also use sugar. Aren’t my eggs fun? We have our own chickens.

Homemade Egg Nog
Be patient stirring! It will take around 45-60 minutes. Recruit some helpers.

Homemade Egg Nog
And, if you’re like me, add an extra helping of cream! Ready to make some? Here is the how-to:

Delicious Homemade Eggnog

Delicious Homemade Eggnog


  • 6 large eggs, plus 2 yolks
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks
  • Additional grated nutmeg for garnish


  1. Combine eggs, egg yolks, honey, and salt in a heavy saucepan, whisking until well combined.
  2. Pour milk in slowly and whisk until combined.
  3. Turn burner on low. Stir continuously until the temperature of mixture reaches 160 degrees F. At that point it should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  4. Strain your mixture through a fine sieve to remove any accidental small cooked bits of egg.
  5. Add vanilla extract and nutmeg.
  6. Pour into a glass pitcher or container and cover.
  7. Refrigerate least 4 hours or up to 3 days before finishing.
  8. When ready to serve, pour heavy cream into a bowl and whip until it forms soft peaks. Fold whipped cream into eggnog.
  9. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg.



Thanks, Shay!! If you want to find even more fabulous recipes, visit Shay at Raising Dieter for whole food and allergy friendly recipes. They are wonderful and easy to follow. You won’t regret it!

Homemade Egg Nog

    1. December 22nd, 2011 at 7:17 am
      Heather Lynne says:
      That is such a fun idea! I need more time to make all of the Christmas time treats I want to do!! ;) Thanks for sharing this recipe! Someday, I'm gonna have to try it!
    2. December 22nd, 2011 at 6:41 pm
      Kelli Bullock says:
      This looks awesome my family loves egg nog but all the recipes we've found call for way more whip cream and other expensive things. I'm going to try this for Christmas Eve!
    3. December 22nd, 2011 at 8:45 pm
      Lorena says:
      I was just telling my husband that there has to be good recipe out there for eggnog. It's too good for just once a year! I can't wait to tell him what we'll be having on our next date night :)
    4. December 11th, 2012 at 9:26 am
      Cristi Dame says:
      Both my husband and my son are obsessed with egg nog....I can't wait to surprise then with some that I made!!
    5. December 12th, 2013 at 7:43 am
      Katie Coyle says:
      How many servings?
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