Homemade Eggnog

Are you a fan of EGGNOG?

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I recently have prepared Jamie’s Oliver version of Eggnog drink! Creamy, sweet, and full of holiday cheer. It starts with warm infusing milk and cream with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla beans. Then is married together with eggs and sugar mixture and bourbon or rum. Cooled-down in refrigerator and addition of fluffy egg whites just before serving it is great wife and husband, friends, parents, adults drink. You can make also non-alcoholic version of this holiday drink by simply skipping rum/bourbon point!

Is that sounds yummy enough? Hahaha…😊

Homemade EGGNOG

Would you like to make it this traditional Christmas drink?

Follow this simple recipe:


  • 3 cups (700ml) whole milk
  • 1 cup (240ml) heavy or double cream
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla bean pod, split and seeds removed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, plus more for garnish
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 2/3 (130g) cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (175ml) Bacardi Dark Rum, or bourbon

Milk, cream, cinnamon, vanilla bean, vanilla seeds, and nutmeg combine in a saucepan and bring to the boil over a medium heat. When boiling remove from the heat and allow to steep.

Into a bowl or large measuring cup beat egg yolks and sugar and mix until thick, creamy consistence. Slowly whisk it in the milk and continue to mix until the mixture is combined and smooth. Add bourbon or rum, and stir. Refrigerate.

At the next day beat the egg whites in a large bowl or stand mixer until soft peaks form. Gently fold into eggnog and combine. Mix until smooth consistency.

Serve and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.


You can substitute the cinnamon sticks, fresh nutmeg, and vanilla bean with cinnamon and nutmeg powder and vanilla extract.

The mixture tastes so delicious even without egg whites but if you add it will add a creamier and richer texture.

Once you allow the vanilla bean and cinnamon sticks to steep you can remove them and discard. I did it at the next day just before adding the egg whites. I wanted flavours comes together. 😊

Keep in a fridge for up to 3 days!


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