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How to Make Christmas Eggnog

Purchased eggnog is perfectly good to use over the Holiday season, but Homemade Eggnog is better!

Whether you’re using eggnog in a punch, enjoying it with a splash of brandy, or drinking it straight up, this Holiday beverage is a staple at this time of year.

How to Make Eggnog:

eggnogYou can serve this eggnog in a punch bowl or refrigerate for individual servings. If refrigerated, keep it as you would keep & store milk or cream.

Since there are eggs & cream in eggnog; keep it cold at all times, and if using a punch bowl, place the bowl on a tray filled with ice, at least 2 – 3 inches deep.

Children seem to like eggnog for a Holiday drink too. However, if children are sharing in the occasion, make a separate container for them, or use 1/4 of the already prepared eggnog before adding any alcohol.

Type: Holiday Drink

Serve with: over ice with a sprinkle of nutmeg
Prep Time: 12 min
Refrigerator Time: 3 1/2 – 4 1/2 hrs
Serves: 20



  1. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks until they are a light, lemony color.
  2. Slowly beat in confectioners sugar.
  3. Refrigerate mixture, covered, for about 1 hour at the least.
  4. Add in, beating all the while, heavy cream. * Tip: If you are serving adults only, you can add brandy, apricot brandy or peach brandy now, or omit altogether, if desired. Add 1 – 3 cups brandy or liqueur of choice + 1 cup flavored brandy, if desired.
  5. Return to refrigerator covered for 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 hrs.
  6. Beat until stiff, not dry, egg whites.
  7. Lightly fold egg whites into eggnog.
  8. Pour into punch bowl, keeping bowl on ice while not refrigerated. Just before serving, sprinkle with freshly ground nutmeg. Garnish with a sprig of holy in the center of the bowl.

Now, you can be extra festive with the best eggnog you can serve…homemade!

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