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eggnog with a nutmeg sprinkle

Eggnog Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Eggnog recipe makes a rich and creamy drink, made with eggs, milk, and sugar that is often served during the holidays. 

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Eggnog Recipe
Servings: 6 cups
Calories: 548 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup white sugar or use just 1/2 cup for a not too sweet drink
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Place a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, and whisk together the milk and vanilla until it just begins to simmer. Remove from heat.

  2. In a separate large bowl, beat together the eggs, yolks, sugar, nutmeg, and salt for 3-5 minutes, or until frothy.

  3. Slowly add the egg mixture into the simmered milk, whisking to combine.

  4. Return the saucepan over medium-low heat and whisk constantly for about 5 minutes. The mixture should reach 165 degrees F.

  5. Remove from heat and pour in the heavy cream, stir until well combined.

  6. Strain and refrigerate the drink for at least 3-4 hours or overnight before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Eggnog Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 548 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 23g144%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 364mg121%
Sodium 245mg11%
Potassium 333mg10%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 1762IU35%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 269mg27%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.