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Homemade Egg Nog- egg nog in a clear mug garnished with nutmeg
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5 from 9 votes

Eggnog Recipe

The best easy homemade egg nog recipe made with eggs, milk, sugar, nutmeg and heavy cream.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • Saucepan, Thermometer


  • 3 cups Whole Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 160z heavy cream


  • In a small saucepan over medium low heat, whisk together the milk and vanilla until mixture begins to simmer. Remove from heat.
  • In a separate large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the eggs, yolks, sugar, nutmeg and salt for 5 minutes. The mixture will thicken and become slightly frothy.
  • Slowly pour the egg mixture into the saucepan with the vanilla and milk, whisking constantly to incorporate.
  • Return pan to medium low heat and whisk constantly for about 5 minutes, or until temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  • Remove from heat and pour in the heavy cream. Stir until well combined. If desired, you can pour the mixture through a strainer to ensure there are no lumps.
  • Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight before serving.