How to Make Eggnog 

 Originally Written: December 13, 2011

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on December 13, 2011 by Hanna Trafford

You can buy festive eggnog in a carton at your local supermarket, or you can make thick and delicious one yourself. It’s easy and it’s very good! Here is my favourite recipe for you:



  • 4 cups of milk
  • 1-1/3 cups of sugar
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of bourbon or rum (optional)
  • Ground nutmeg


  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk milk and sugar together over medium heat, until sugar is dissolved – about 2 minutes
  2. In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks
  3. Whisking constantly, pour hot mixture into yolks in a slow and steady stream
  4. Return mixture to pan, cook over medium-low, stirring often, until mixture is think enough to coat back of a spoon – 20-25 minutes. Do not let simmer.
  5. Quickly strain into a bowl
  6. Stir in bourbon or rum and chilled heavy cream
  7. Cool completely, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled
  8. Garnish with ground nutmeg just before serving


Hope you enjoyed this recipe, please send me your comments, suggestions and experiences, your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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  • i appreciate you taking your time to do this for people… 🙂

    and i had wrote this down for a recipe i will be doing now so…i can chill while having a Delicious cup of eggnog! 😀

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