Classic Eggnog

Classic Eggnog and Recipes

Impress your holiday guests with an indulgent scratch-made version of this beloved beverage, the Classic Eggnog.

Makes about 6 cups
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg
  • 6 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1½ tablespoons vanilla extract
  • Garnish: sweetened whipped cream, cinnamon sticks, and grated fresh nutmeg
  1. In a large saucepan, bring milk, cream, cinnamon sticks, and nutmeg to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat; cover and let steep for 10 minutes. Discard cinnamon sticks.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, sugar, and salt. Whisk about 1 cup hot milk mixture into egg yolk mixture. Whisk yolk mixture into milk mixture in pan.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Serve warm or chilled. Garnish with whipped cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg, if desired.