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Homemade Holiday Nog

By December 1, 2021June 8th, 2022No Comments
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Once you see how easy it is to make it yourself, you may never go back to store-bought nog. Wondering what exactly is in eggnog? You’re not alone. Fear not, you can make your own nog with ingredients you probably have on hand for holiday baking. Cheers!


  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 7 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream or half and half for a light version
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Put the milk, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla into a large saucepan on the lowest heat setting on your stove for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar for 1 minute until pale yellow.
  3. Remove the cinnamon sticks from the milk mixture. Temper the eggs by pouring about ¼ of the hot milk into the egg and sugar mixture in a slow, steady stream, while whisking constantly.
  4. Pour all of the tempered egg mixture back into the saucepan and whisk until combined. Raise the heat to medium. Cook, whisking constantly, for 3 minutes. The mixture should thicken slightly.
  5. Pour the hot eggnog into a large bowl or pitcher and let cool at room temperature for 1 hour. Add cinnamon sticks back in (optional).
  6. After 1 hour, stir in the heavy cream, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and nutmeg. Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours before serving.


Recipe provided by INFRA.

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