It’s the holiday season and this Homemade Eggnog Recipe comes together in just minutes making it the perfect drink for your family gatherings, and tree trimmings. Made in a blender using fresh eggs, pure maple syrup, heavy cream, seasonal spices, and a blend of bourbon and rum, this classic eggnog is bound to be your favorite holiday drink this season.
There’s nothing complicated about making this recipe for eggnog. Pull out your blender, grab a few eggs, maple syrup, heavy cream, milk, and favorite holiday spices, and blend with bourbon and rum. Voila! Once you try this simple recipe, you will never go back to store-bought eggnog again.
It’s eggnog season! Don’t you just love it? We always get excited to see eggnog at the grocery store, then we know that the holidays are almost here. There’s nothing I like more than celebrating the holidays with family and friends and of course, having a few glasses of eggnog to toast the season. But for as yummy as it is cold, we love to use it as a creamer in coffee, too!
So mix up a batch, serve it at your Christmas party, then set some back for coffee sipping the next day.
Blender Eggnog Recipe
Anything goes with eggnog in my books so feel free to change up the spices or the type of alcohol you use though it seems brown liquors are best for eggnog or make it without alcohol, the choice is yours.
Ideal for a post-holiday shopping drink, to toast with at your festive celebration, or even as a treat on Christmas Eve, this eggnog tastes great. It is perfect for any event this time of year.
For the complete ingredients step-by-step recipe scroll to the bottom of this post for the full printable recipe.
- Large Eggs – Use pasteurized eggs to make this eggnog recipe. Many recipes only use the egg yolks, this one uses the whole egg.
- Maple syrup – Use real maple syrup for the best flavor.
- Whole milk – Whole milk provides the best flavor and texture.
- Heavy cream -Heavy cream makes this egg nog rich and creamy.
- Alcohol – I used a combination of bourbon and rum, use more or less to your liking.
- Spices – Ground cinnamon and nutmeg give the egg nog its seasonal flavor.
How to make the best Eggnog
There are just a few steps to making this traditional eggnog recipe.
Add the eggs
and then maple syrup to your blender, hand mixer, or high-powered blender
and blend for 5 minutes.
Next, add the cream and the milk.
then the liquor
Blend for another 20-30 seconds.
Pour into a glass jar or airtight container and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Stir before serving and garnish with cinnamon sticks.
Transfer the leftover eggnog to a glass jar or airtight container with a tight seal for storage. Refrigerate the eggnog right away to keep it fresh and safe to consume. Homemade eggnog will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days though it is best to consume it in the first few days for optimal taste.
Freeze leftovers for up to 3 months in an airtight container or pour into an ice cube tray for individual servings. Or make an Eggnog Custard Pie, Eggnog Pancakes, or a loaf of this easy Eggnog Bread!
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FAQs about creamy eggnog
- How risky is eggnog? Adding alcohol to raw eggs helps inhibit the potential growth of bacteria from raw eggs. However, older adults should not consume raw eggs.
- What is best to spike eggnog? For a boozy eggnog, this recipe is nicely spiked with bourbon and rum but feel free to add your favorite alcohol. I also love spiced rum in mine.
- How do you thicken store-bought eggnog? You can add heavy cream to your store-bought eggnog or if you add some alcohol it will thicken as it sits in the fridge.
- How do you make eggnog without curdling? To prevent curdling you can add the milk slowly in between each egg and blend after adding each one.
- Can I make this eggnog without alcohol? Yes, you can omit the alcohol from this recipe though it does help prevent bacteria from growing. If you make it without alcohol, drink it as soon as possible.
Remember that when it comes to making substitutions in recipes, you don’t need to be afraid to get creative and use ingredients that suit your personal taste and dietary preferences. Make it your own!
For dairy-free or vegan eggnog, use nondairy milk like coconut milk, almond milk, or oat milk and coconut cream instead of heavy cream.
For non-alcoholic eggnog, omit the alcohol.
Feel free to change up the alcohol based on what you have on hand.
Tips & Tricks
For sweeter eggnog add a touch of vanilla extract.
Stir in a touch of peppermint schnapps for a minty eggnog.
For a mocha-flavored drink add a touch of instant espresso powder.
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This easy eggnog recipe will help you capture the holiday spirit. Prepare a batch, or two, for all your celebrations. Merry Christmas!
- 4 pasteurized eggs
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1/3 cup bourbon
- 1/3 cup rum
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- Add the eggs and the maple syrup to your blender and blend for 5 minutes.
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend for another 20-30 seconds.
- Pour into a glass jar or airtight container and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Stir before serving and garnish with cinnamon sticks.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 369Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 195mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 7g
Please note that nutrition is not guaranteed accurate.