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Recipes for How to Prepare Eggnog/Egg Nog Drinks

Updated on February 29, 2020

Eggnog is a popular winter beverage consisting of eggs, milk and spices. Served cold, it is commonly prepared with some form of alcohol as well (though only for adults!) Cognac, brandy, whiskey, rum or any dark liquor can be added to these chilled beverages to further spice up the flavor.

Eggnog is most often associated with Christmas and New Year's, however it holds no particular standard holiday affiliation.

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Gamergirl's Egg Nog Recipes

These recipes are both easy and leave a lot of room for you to customize your eggnog by taste and preference. I hope you enjoy. Happy holidays!

For note: Eggnog can be prepared by cooking the mixture on the lowest possible heat setting on your stovetop. If you do prepare by cooking, only cook the eggnog for long enough that the mix coats the spoon and stir constantly while you are cooking. Use a quick read thermometer to watch the temperature and remove the mixture from heat as soon as it reaches 160 degrees. Then chill as per normal instructions.

If you prefer not to gently cook the eggnog, that's fine. Ensure that you have washed your hands before you begin preparing the eggnog either way.

Easy Eggnog

  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

Beat the eggs in a large bowl, adding milk and sugar slowly while you beat.

Continue beating until mixture thickens slightly.

Add in the vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir well.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and stick it in the fridge until chilled.

This recipe makes eight servings of eggnog. Please enjoy!


Low fat version:

  • 6 cups skim milk
  • 1 1/4 cup "Egg Beaters" (or similar)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 4 teaspoons Splenda or other artificial sweetner
  • 2 x pinch nutmeg, ground
  • 2 x pinch cinnamon, ground

Make as above, low fat version serves 6.


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    • stephhicks68 profile image

      Stephanie Marshall 

      9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Awesome! I love the low-fat version with egg beaters and splenda. Now, I can actually make eggnog with my family and not feel too guilty about drinking it. As an aside, I will always remember the holiday season years ago when pregnant with twins. That was the year that I drank eggnog (non alcoholic, of course) with abandon and didn't worry a bit about my waistline.... :) Happy Holidays, Steph

    • NessaMetharam profile image


      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Never tried eggnog before. Would definitely make one this Christmas season. Thanks for posting this!

    • Ardie profile image


      9 years ago from Neverland

      OOoooh, I cant wait for egg nog season :) A sprnkle of cinnamon and soooo good. Thanks for sharing the recipe - I never knew I could make my own at home and healthier

    • livelonger profile image

      Jason Menayan 

      13 years ago from San Francisco

      I'm glad you suggested the cooked version, too - I had a bad run-in with an uncooked egg dessert about 15 years ago. :-)

    • gamergirl profile imageAUTHOR

      Kiz Robinson 

      13 years ago from New Orleans, Louisiana

      You're very welcome Brandy! I plan on drinking eggnog whenever I wish, though my secret recipe is both nonalcoholic and a little more spicy than the above recipes. :P

    • Brandy Owens profile image

      Brandy Owens 

      13 years ago from Wherever life takes me

      I love eggnog (though I hated it as a child XD), and I'm always craving it after they've stopped selling it in stores. Thanks for this recipe, as I can now drink eggnog when I want. :)

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      13 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Great HUB! I always make eggnog for NewYears eve, but spiked with dark rum, you really won't have to worry too much about the raw eggs...better said you won't care about the eggs having been raw.

      Just kidding, rem to only use fresh eggs (when cracked the yoke of fresh eggs will stay in a really "high dome" shape)

      Tastey HUB

      regards Zsuzsy

    • gamergirl profile imageAUTHOR

      Kiz Robinson 

      13 years ago from New Orleans, Louisiana

      Eggnog, pumpkin pie, candy canes.. these are the holiday treats we are allowed to savor.

      Remember moderation, my lovely friends! Thank you for your fabulous comments. :)

    • AskSusanPeters profile image


      13 years ago from Oklahoma


      You are mean! LOL One of your earlier articles was about drinking water to curb hunger....But look what you did now. I LOVE EGGNOG!

      I've never made eggnog but since I've seen how easy it seems to be I'm going to have to try a batch.

      Thanks for the yummy idea!


    • William F. Torpey profile image

      William F Torpey 

      13 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

      Egg nog is one of my favorites! Unfortunately you don't see it around the supermarkets most of the year -- only around certain holidays. Years ago I made it myself, with raw eggs naturally, but today they say you have to be careful about raw eggs (and lots of other foods.) A little spice is nice, too. Great hub, gamergirl.

    • gamergirl profile imageAUTHOR

      Kiz Robinson 

      13 years ago from New Orleans, Louisiana

      From everything I have read there are two ways you can prepare egg nog, but I'll add that into the hub. :P Thanks Whitney!

    • Whitney05 profile image


      13 years ago from Georgia

      I've never tried Eggnog, maybe this year. I see the basic premise is eggs. It seems that for the most part they are raw in the drink. Is this correct?


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