Recipe Recipe By Healthy Eating For Families

 Holiday Eggnog

8 servings

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 12 large egg yolks
  • 4 cups 2% milk, divided use
  • 1 cup sugar
  • whipped cream (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups brandy, Cognac, rum or bourbon (optional)


  1. Mix nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice together; set aside until ready to serve.
  2.  In large saucepan, whisk together egg yolks, 2 cups of milk, and sugar. Place over low heat and simmer, stirring often, until slightly thickened, about 8 minutes making sure the temperature reaches 160°F.  Remove from heat, stir in remaining 2 cups of milk and let cool in refrigerator until chilled.
  3.  Strain chilled eggnog using fine-mesh sieve; pour into serving pitcher or small punch bowl. Stir in alcohol if using.
  4.  Serve eggnog in cups or glasses, topped with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle of spice mixture.

Nutrition Information per 1/2 cup Serving (without alcohol or whipped cream):

241 calories, 8 grams protein, 32 grams carbohydrate, 9 grams fat, 4 grams saturated fat, 287 milligrams cholesterol, 0 grams fiber, 70 milligrams sodium