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Easy Egg Nog Recipes

Updated on November 29, 2012
Holiday egg nog recipes always come in handy
Holiday egg nog recipes always come in handy

Old Fashioned Egg Nog
Let's start with an old classic, made as rich as possible with thick cream and lots of eggs.

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup brandy
  • 1/3 cup dark rum

Get everything good and chilled before you start to get the best frothy nog. Beat the eggs until they start to get foamy, then add in the sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Gently stir in the milk, cream, brandy and rum. Leave it all in the fridge for a bit to chill through and serve. Makes enough eggnog for 4 to 6 people.

Easier Egg Nog
If that old-fashioned version is too much work for you, try this simpler style. It's not as rich, but you can whip a batch up in a few minutes. Add your own alcohol if you wish.

  • 2 eggs , beaten
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups milk

Just blend everything together and serve ice cold.


Make homemade eggnog this year!
Make homemade eggnog this year!

Cooked Egg Nog
If you have a worry about the dangers of raw eggs in your nog, this one is cooked. It's still a lovely thick treat for the holidays.

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Beat the eggs and sugar together and then stir into that mix about 2 cups of milk. Heat this on a low setting until it started to thicken up. Stir the whole time! Add the remaining milk when you take the pot off the heat and then stir in the vanilla. Chill the mixture and serve with a smidgen of nutmeg and cinnamon on top. Serves 4.

Rompope (Mexican Egg Nog)
Blended with almonds, this nutty nog is a great change from the ordinary. Add rum or brandy if you wish.

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds

Soak and peel your almonds, then run them through the blender with a little added milk until you have a smooth watery paste. In another pot, heat up the milk to almost a boil and stir in the blended almonds and the cup of sugar. Keep heating and stirring until it starts to get thick. In another bowl, whip up the egg yolks and then mix that into the hot almond milk mix. Keep stirring for a moment then take off of the heat. Chill it all through and serve. Makes around 6 servings.

Southern Spike
Have a carton of plain store-bought egg nog in the fridge, this potent mix of liquors will give it some life. It's a little work-intensive but this recipe makes enough to spike gallons of nog.

  • 2 cups bourbon
  • 1 cup dark rum
  • 1 cup brandy
  • 1 whole vanilla bean
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 2 large cinnamon sticks
  • 5 whole cloves

Pour all the liquids into a large glass jar or bottle. Then slice the vanilla bean lengthwise and add that, along with the nutmeg (cracked with a nut cracker), cinnamon pieces and cloves. Put a lid on the container and let it sit in a cool dark place for a few days. Strain out the spice bits and use to jazz up your plain egg nog.


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