The best homemade eggnog recipe! Learn how to make eggnog at home. Keep it simple or spike it with bourbon for a wonderfully classic Christmas cocktail.
Tis the season, friends! For classic eggnog. For BOURBON eggnog. For the BEST HOMEMADE EGGNOG RECIPE EVER!
It's the season for being next to the fire, curled up with a blanket, xmas tunes cranking. OR, in my case with this eggnog, great friends over for some grub eating and white elephant gift exchanging, xmas tunes cranking. Good times friends, good times.
The best eggnog recipe ever
OK, this is a BIG statement. But really, it is the best eggnog. Far and away better than any store bought you will buy. We like to add just a pinch of cinnamon to ours to give it that extra somethin-somethin. 🙂
If you're used to the store bought eggnog, this homemade eggnog will seem very different. Rather than being heavy and thick, this eggnog is light and airy. It's quite a bit easier to drink alongside all of those holiday indulgences. It also uses freshly grated nutmeg, which is KEY to getting that eggnog flavor. Fresh nutmeg is much more flavorful than pre-ground nutmeg. So just a few teaspoons goes a long way.
How to make homemade eggnog
First things first, go get yourself some high quality ingredients. Fresh eggs, whole nutmeg, good quality bourbon, and some pure vanilla extract.
- Separate your eggs into whites and yolks.
- Add ½ cup of sugar to your yolks and beat until thickened.
- Beat the egg whites with ¼ cup of sugar until peaks form.
- Beat the whipping cream until peaks form.
- Gently mix these together (see recipe card).
- Stir in the remaining ingredients.
- Serve with a light sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg!
We actually like to double or even triple this recipe and store it in mason jars in the fridge during the entirety of December. That bourbon keeps it from spoiling too quickly, and the flavors of the cream and booze actually meld together so well the longer it sits in the fridge. SO AWESOME! So, don't treat this as just a great recipe for a gathering. TREAT YO SELF! Make yourself some and drink a glass every so often during the holiday season.
The best eggnog recipe ever! This homemade eggnog is spiked with bourbon and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. The most wonderful holiday cocktail!
In a small bowl, beat the egg yolks and ½ cup of the sugar until thickened.
In a larger bowl, mix the egg whites with ¼ cup of sugar and beat on high until peaks form, about 5 minutes.
In another bowl, beat the whipping cream on high until peaks form, about 5 minutes.
Gently stir in the whipped cream with the yolk mixture. Fold in the egg white mixture.
Gently stir in the milk, bourbon, vanilla, cinnamon, and ⅔ of the freshly ground nutmeg.
Pour into a serving bowl or punch bowl and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. To serve, top each glass with a small pinch of the remaining ground nutmeg.
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Hope you have a wonderful holiday,
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