THE BEST Homemade Eggnog Recipe

There is nothing that says Christmas quite like a frothy glass of eggnog.

THE BEST Homemade Eggnog Recipe: Make it with alcohol for a holiday treat or without for a nutritious breakfast.

I posted this homemade eggnog recipe years ago, but I just updated the pictures (thank you, Colleen!!) and I figured this is the perfect time to republish it.

I often make it (alcohol-free, of course!) for my kids’ breakfast. I use organic whole milk, real maple syrup and farm fresh eggs. It’s actually quite nutritious!

It’s super easy too. Basically, you just throw the ingredients in a blender, blend and pour! Does that not look amazing??

THE BEST Homemade Eggnog Recipe

THE BEST Homemade Eggnog Recipe: Make it with alcohol for a holiday treat or without for a nutritious breakfast.

Want to take it from nutritious breakfast to decadent holiday treat?  Here’s how.

Homemade Eggnog
Recipe type: Drinks
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This eggnog is so much more nutritious than what you can find at the grocery store. And it's tasty too!
  • 1 cup whole milk, (avoid ultra-pasteurized)
  • 1 cup heavy cream, (avoid ultra-pasteurized)
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup (the real deal please!)
  • 3 to 4 oz bourbon (or to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  1. Separate the egg yolks from the whites. Set the whites aside, and place the yolks in blender. Add the milk, cream, vanilla, spices and maple syrup. Process until smooth. Stir in the bourbon, and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites till soft peaks form. Add the sugar and continue to beat till stiff peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the eggnog. Serve with a sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg.
If you want to make this eggnog recipe without the alcohol, omit the bourbon (duh!) as well as the sugar. Don't bother separating the eggs; just toss all the ingredients into a blender and give it a whirl! Sprinkle with extra nutmeg if desired.

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