This Homemade Non-Alcoholic Eggnog is perfect if you love the rich, creamy taste of classic eggnog, but don’t like the idea of using raw eggs. This booze-free holiday drink recipe is tasty and great for your younger guests and those who prefer no alcohol in their cup of eggnog.
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Homemade Non-Alcoholic Eggnog
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required as well as understand the steps and timings involved.
Eggnog is a rich, chilled, dairy-based drink that is traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg whites, and egg yolks. It often contains alcohol such as bourbon or brandy.
It is popular throughout Canada and the United States during the Christmas season, and can be bought ready-made from grocery stores.
That’s how we tried it for the first time years ago. It was one of those Christmas drinks we’d always see people drinking in movies and since it’s not really something we drink over here in the UK, we bought a carton when we saw it in the supermarket!
It is actually pretty easy to make, but some may be put off by the fact that the traditional version contains raw eggs.
This non-alcoholic eggnog recipe is cooked first before chilling and drinking, which means it is safe for all to consume.
If you’d like to spike your ‘nog, then you can certainly add your preferred tipple to taste, whether it be rum, bourbon, whisky, or cognac.
I’ve also got a Super Easy Eggnog Recipe that is made in the traditional way if you prefer, or just read on for how to make this somewhat non-traditional version!
Ingredients Used In This Recipe
For your convenience, I’ve linked any specialized ingredients needed for this recipe to Amazon below.
- Eggs, Sugar, Whole Milk – you may already have all these in your kitchen.
- Evaporated Milk – known in some countries as “unsweetened condensed milk”, is a shelf-stable canned cow’s milk product where about 60% of the water has been removed from fresh milk. It differs from sweetened condensed milk, which contains added sugar.
- Half & Half – an American product that is half milk, half cream. In the UK you could use Single Cream as it’s pretty much the same thing.
- Vanilla Extract – buy the best you can as it does make a flavor difference!
- Ground Nutmeg – goes into the drink as well as sprinkled on top for garnish.
- Cinnamon Sticks – for garnish.
More Non-Alcoholic Festive Drinks To Make
Want to make more cocktails? I think you’re going to love these ones:
- Hot Buttered Pineapple Mocktail
- Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe
- Sparkling Cranberry Orange Ginger Christmas Mocktail Recipe
How Do I Make Non-Alcoholic Eggnog?
Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, any pics don’t print to save your ink!).
- 2 cup evaporated milk
- 2 cup half & half (single cream)
- 12 eggs
- 1¼ cup sugar
- 4 cup whole milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- Whipped cream
- Cinnamon sticks
- Pour the evaporated milk and half and half into another bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
- Place eggs and sugar in a medium bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined.
- Transfer to a saucepan and stir in whole milk, vanilla extract, and ground nutmeg.
- Heat egg mixture over medium-low heat while stirring constantly to prevent the milk from scorching. When the mixture reaches 160F/71C on a candy thermometer, remove from heat and slowly whisk in evaporated milk mixture.
- Cool slightly before tasting. Add more sugar or nutmeg, if desired, before transferring to an airtight container.
- Refrigerate overnight or until thoroughly chilled.
- Serve in mugs and garnish with whipped cream, cinnamon sticks, and/or a dash of nutmeg, if desired.
- Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 221mgSodium: 175mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 0gSugar: 31gProtein: 13g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Meal!
Eggnog isn’t really the sort of drink you’d have with a meal, but it’s perfect to drink along with some festive sweet treats. Here are my suggestions for you try:
- Holiday Spice Cookies Covered with Powdered Sugar
- Reindeer Corn Cookies
- Rocky Road Fudge
- Iced Cherry Almond Cookies
- Candy Cane Chocolate Truffles
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