18 Exceptional Eggnog Recipes to Get You Through the Holidays
We’ve mixed custard with bourbon, rum, and cognac and let it chill overnight so that the flavors meld completely. A fluffy meringue is folded into the base to produce a light texture, and freshly whipped cream is dolloped on top. Don't miss our step-by-step guide.
Spiced Chocolate Eggnog
Inspired by the flavors of Mexican chocolate, this extra-special eggnog is made with melted bittersweet and milk chocolate, vanilla bean, and cinnamon sticks. If you like, stir brandy into this creamy chocolate eggnog.
Kids will love this cooked, nonalcoholic eggnog flavored with peppermint and vanilla extracts. Cups are rimmed with melted white chocolate and crushed candy canes for a fun garnish.
Inspired by the Puerto Rican drink coquito, this tropical take on eggnog relies on light coconut milk, spiced rum, and toasted coconut flakes for garnish.
Easiest recipe ever! Just add a double shot of espresso to your eggnog. You'll forget all about pumpkin-spice lattes.
A delicious cross between eggnog and the Indian yogurt drink known as lassi, this hybrid is super bright and refreshing.
Ice Cream Eggnog
Our favorite eggnog shortcut? Skip making the custard from scratch and use vanilla ice cream instead.
Stout's roasted, bitter flavor stands up surprisngly well to rich eggnog. Serve with freshly whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
Cornstarch helps thicken this cooked, custard-based eggnog. Seasoned with nutmeg and pumpkin-pie spice and spiked with brandy, this eggnog looks especially sophisticated when served in martini glasses.
Give your eggnog a jolt with ground espresso beans. Your guests will love the caffeine boost!
Aromatic vanilla seeds take bourbon- and rum-spiked eggnog to the next level.
Martha's Classic Eggnog
In Martha's classic eggnog recipe, egg yolks are beaten with sugar, cream, bourbon, rum, and Cognac, then refrigerated for a day. Before serving, fluffy beaten egg whites and whipped cream are stirred in.
Orange Spice Eggnog
Black peppercorns, cardamom, allspice, clove, and fresh ginger take ordinary eggnog to extraordinary heights.
Cream and a dozen egg yolks make this cooked eggnog rich and creamy. Add the bourbon just before serving, or keep it on the side so guests can spike their eggnog to their liking.
Two of our favorite drinks rolled into one! Vodka and Kahlua give this hybrid holiday cocktail plenty of kick.
Stir the brandy into this creamy eggnog or supply a bottle next to the serving bowl so guests can spike to taste.
Warm, honey-sweetened milk is spiced with cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, giving the drink an eggnog flavor without the eggs. Serve this as a soothing bedtime drink or a cozy warm-up sipper when you come in from the cold.
No food safety concerns here! This rich, silky eggnog relies on a fully cooked custard, plenty of rum, and a whipped cream and nutmeg topping.