Bring your holiday celebrations to life with this delicious Homemade Eggnog!
Made with just a handful of ingredients, this eggnog is easy to make and has the most amazing flavor.
Whip up a batch for the kids and another one for the adults. No matter how you mix it, this homemade eggnog is sure to bring cheer to all your holiday parties!
There are some things that, to this day, bring me right back to childhood. And one of those things is EGGNOG!
I have vivid memories of being at a holiday party with my family where it was being served…and I clearly remember falling in love with it.
Because really? When it comes to eggnog, what’s not to love!? It’s sweet and creamy and rich and flavorful…and best of all, it means the holidays are here.
But when it comes to the real deal? I’ve always gone store bought. That is, until this year.
This year, I thought it might be fun to make Homemade Eggnog…just to prove that I could. And let’s just say that now that I’ve tried it? There’s no going back.
Not only is it incredibly easy to make (it really just requires a bit of patience), but I love the fact that you can choose your ingredients and adjust the sweetness to match your tastes.
And clearly…when it comes to ingredients…I chose Pick ‘n Save.
I love the fact that Pick ‘n Save carries Roundy’s brand, and that their eggs, milk, and cheese are all made right here in Wisconsin. Since Homemade Eggnog uses a heavy dose of eggs and milk, it’s nice to know I’m supporting local farms when I make it.
As for the other ingredients, they were all easy to find at my local store…including the brandy I added to mine!
Speaking of brandy, this recipe has an option of adding your choice of alcohol or not. My suggestion? Make two batches so there’s something for everyone!
Whether you’ve made Homemade Eggnog in the past or are making it for the first time, I have no doubt you’re going to LOVE this recipe!
It’s perfect for holiday parties and makes a great gift for family, friends, and neighbors. Ready to get started? Here’s how:
HOW DO YOU MAKE HOMEMADE EGGNOG?
- In a medium saucepan, combine milk, heavy cream, egg yolks, sugar, and nutmeg.
- Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and coats a spoon. (Do not boil.)
- Remove from heat; place pan in a bowl with ice and continue stirring mixture for 2 minutes.
- Add vanilla extract and brandy (optional). Stir well.
- Refrigerate until chilled.
CAN YOU MAKE EGGNOG WITHOUT ALCOHOL?
Yes! You can absolutely make this recipe without alcohol and it will be completely kid-friendly. To do so, simply make the recipe according to the instructions but don’t add the alcohol at the very end.
WHAT KIND OF ALCOHOL DO YOU USE IN EGGNOG?
Most eggnog is made with bourbon, rum, brandy, or a combination of any of these. For this recipe I used brandy.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 323 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 177mg Sodium: 47mg Carbohydrates: 30g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 26g Protein: 5g