Homemade Eggnog for the Holidays
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
8 servings
Nutritional Info
Calories 129 kcal
Protein 7 g
Fat 5 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fibre 0 g
Sodium 57 mg
Calcium 50 mg
1 serving= 1/2 cup (125 ml)
Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada


6 (large) eggs
1/3 cup (80 ml) liquid honey
1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
4 cups (1 L) milk
1 tbsp (15 ml) vanilla extract


  1. In a heavy 8-cup (2 litre) saucepan, whisk together eggs, honey and salt. Gradually add 2 cups (500 ml) milk. Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 12 to 15 minutes or until mixture coats back of spoon (do not boil). Pour into a large heatproof bowl; stir in remaining milk and vanilla extract.
  2. Place bowl over ice-water bath, stirring frequently until mixture is cool, about 15 minutes. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. When ready to serve, whisk in your favourite flavouring.

*Flavouring Suggestions

  1. Stir in 1/2 to 1 cup (125 to 250 ml) rum or brandy or a combination of both.
  2. Stir in 1-1/2 tsp (7 ml) instant coffee granules dissolved in 1 tbsp (15 ml) hot water or 1 to 2 tsp (5 to 10 ml) rum extract.
  3. Stir in 2 cups (500 ml) softened vanilla ice cream and blend with whisk or mixer.
  4. Replace half of the milk with Amaretto, French Vanilla or Irish Cream flavoured dairy blend for coffee.