Non-Alcoholic Holiday Eggnog

Non-alcoholic holiday eggnog

 The Spruce

  • Total: 65 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 12-16 Glasses (12-16 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
109 Calories
5g Fat
10g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12-16 Glasses (12-16 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 109
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 59mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 5g
Calcium 84mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

No need to fear raw eggs in eggnog. The eggs are gently cooked to kill any potential bacteria in this non-alcoholic eggnog. Since this is non-alcoholic eggnog, the kids will enjoy it as much as the adults. You will want to keep this rich and creamy eggnog on hand all through the holidays.


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  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar (plus 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (whipped to soft peaks)
  • Garnish: additional grated nutmeg

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Non-Alcoholic Holiday Eggnog Recipe ingredients
  2. Combine eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and salt in a heavy 3-or 4-quart pan, whisking until well-combined.

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  3. Continue whisking while pouring milk in a slow, steady stream until completely incorporated.

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  4. Turn on the burner to lowest possible heat setting.

  5. Place pan on burner and stir mixture continuously until an ​instant-read thermometer reaches 160 F and the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Be patient. This should take about 45 to 60 minutes.

  6. Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a large bowl to remove any accidental small cooked bits of egg.

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  7. Add vanilla extract and nutmeg, stirring to combine.

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  8. Pour into a glass pitcher, decanter, or container and cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Refrigerate this egg custard mixture to chill at least 4 hours or up to 3 days before finishing.

    Non-Alcoholic Holiday Eggnog Recipe
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  9. When ready to serve, pour heavy cream into a bowl and whip until it forms soft peaks. Fold whipped cream into cold custard mixture until combined.

    Non-Alcoholic Holiday Eggnog Recipe
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  10. Serve eggnog in chilled cups or glasses and garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

    Non-Alcoholic Holiday Eggnog Recipe
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