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Classic Holiday Egg Nog Recipe

Classic Holiday Egg Nog

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"Tired of the boring and blah tasting store-bought egg nog? Wish you had egg nog throughout the year? Here is a simple recipe for you that my family has used for years!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Whisk together the milk, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt in a large pitcher until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.
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  • Editor's Note
  • This recipe contains raw eggs. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw eggs. Learn more about egg safety from our article, Making Your Eggs Safe.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 19, 2011

This was a super simple recipe. The egg nog came out tasting very good. I had to improvise slightly. I used fat free sweetened condensed milk and almond milk in stead of whole milk. I will also add a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg next time.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 19, 2011

Make sure the eggs are THOROUGHLY beaten before adding to any milk. I use a small food processor/food chopper. And I eat them to a light yellow color so all the white is well blended.


13 Ratings

Dec 06, 2012

This is a terrific and simple base recipe! A big thanks to the poster. I made eggnog a long time ago from another recipe and hated it. I went back to the store bought stuff until today. It's Particularly nice if you don't want to make a lot. I did modify it some. I used 1/2 whipping cream and 1/2 milk because I wanted it to be creamy. I added cloves and nutmeg to taste (for me that ended up being 1 1/2 t nutmeg and 1 t cloves. I also increased the vanilla. I increase the vanilla on any recipe I try that contains it though.

Jan 16, 2012

Fantastic recipe. But me and my wife like to add a fifth of Traveler's Club vodka to the batch. Cheers!

Dec 31, 2012

As others have said, this is a simple basic recipe, but made it because store-bought is so full of sugar. Threw everything in a blender. I substituted 2 Cups of whipping cream for 2 cups of the quart of milk, used twice the vanilla, and added a teaspoon of nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves. I also used regular unsweetened lowfat canned milk and added 1/4 Cup Splenda. I also used pasturized liquid eggs (Egg Beaters) instead of eggs for safety. Yummy nog and can be easily spiked, I'm sure.

Jan 23, 2014

I missed out this year on traditional store-bought dairy Egg Nog, which I love without the alcohol – Thank you! So, I thought I would give this recipe a try, due to its simplicity. Like all, I did make modifications to suit my needs. I deleted the salt from the recipe as I try to hold down sodium content in my food. Also, for even more simplicity, I substituted ½ cup of Original Egg Beaters for the eggs. I was very happy with the result. It was very fresh and very cold and now I can have "egg nog" whenever I want. You can add salt, nutmeg and booze to taste. Enjoy!

Sep 24, 2013

This is very yummy! The one to use!!

Dec 20, 2013

This recipe was a huge hit!


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  • Calories
  • 238 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 130 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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