Eggnog (or egg nog if you prefer) is a rich and creamy dairy based beverage frequently served during the Christmas holiday season. It’s usually served chilled but can also be served warmed. Some folks make it with alcohol. If you love the rich, creamy taste of classic eggnog, but don’t like the idea of using raw eggs, this homemade non-alcoholic eggnog recipe is perfect for you. Some rum, bourbon, or cognac can be added to taste for a grown-up version. Eggnog is usually only found in stores during the holiday season in our area, which is why having a recipe for homemade non-alcoholic eggnog is great to have on hand so folks that enjoy it can have it year round. Here’s instructions on how to make homemade non-alcoholic eggnog.
Homemade Non-Alcoholic Eggnog
This recipe makes enough egg nog to serve 12. It requires 30 minutes of prep time and additional time to chill.
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- medium mixing bowl
- 4 cups whole milk
- 2 cups evaporated milk
- 2 cups half and half
- 12 eggs
- 1 ¼ cups sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
Place the eggs and sugar into a medium glass bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined.
Transfer the mixture to a saucepan, then stir in whole milk, vanilla extract, and ground nutmeg.
In a separate glass bowl, stir evaporated milk and half and half until combined.
Heat egg mixture over medium-low heat while stirring constantly to prevent the milk from scorching. When mixture reaches 160 degrees on a candy thermometer, remove from heat and slowly whisk in evaporated milk mixture.
Cool slightly before tasting. Add more sugar or nutmeg, if desired, before transferring to an airtight container.
Refrigerate overnight or until thoroughly chilled.
Serve in mugs and garnish with whipped cream, cinnamon sticks, or a dash of nutmeg.