Eggnog is a holiday tradition and this post has over 70 eggnog recipes to make this holiday season! From classic homemade eggnog to using it as an ingredient for scones, cakes or cookies this list has the best eggnog recipes for the holiday season!
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The first time I had eggnog I was in my 20’s and my husband couldn’t believe I had never tried it before. I have to admit the idea of an egg drink always turned me off. I tried it and dubbed it “Christmas in a drink” and although I’m still not a huge fan of drinking strait eggnog I love to use it as an ingredient.
What is Eggnog?
Eggnog is a thick, rich, sweet dairy based drink made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg whites, egg yolks, cinnamon and nutmeg. It is sold and served during the holiday season usually the end of October through New Year’s Day.
Eggnog is traditionally served chilled, can be purchased at your local grocery store or made at home. There are several eggnog recipes in the list below if you want to try your hand at a handmade version.
Is Eggnog Alcoholic?
Eggnog by itself is not alcoholic but it alcohol is often added to it. The most popular spirits to add to eggnog are brandy, rum, whiskey and bourbon.
What Does Eggnog Taste Like?
Eggnog has a distinct cinnamon and nutmeg spice flavor with a thick cream texture and is very sweet. I like to say eggnog tastes like Christmas in your mouth. 😀
What can you make with Eggnog?
As you’ll see in the list below you can use eggnog as an ingredient in so many holiday baking recipes! The first part of the list is recipes that use eggnog as an ingredient and the last part of the list is eggnog recipes from traditional to vegan.
So many recipes to celebrate the holiday season with eggnog! From making your own to using eggnog as an ingredient in cakes, scones, puddings and more! This list is a comprehensive list of over 70 recipes for eggnog!
Eggnog cheesecake cupcakes decorated with Christmas lights are the cutest and most festive dessert to have this holiday season! Simple to make and delicious to eat these cupcakes take a fraction of the time it normally takes to make cheesecake.
Egg Nog is the classic Christmas drink and this recipe for eggnog cinnamon swirl bread is perfect for Christmas breakfast. A perfectly moist bread batter with a crumbly swirl topping and delicious egg nog glaze make this the perfect treat to have around during the Christmas season.
These Eggnog Linzer Cookies will be the hit of the holiday cookie platter! The cookies are made with a splash of eggnog and a delicious eggnog icing is sandwiched between the two eggnog cookies for a delightful holiday treat.
Easy and quick Christmas morning breakfast idea, eggnog pancakes! You can make it ahead of time and reheat in the toaster next morning. Or cook it fresh to fill your kitchen with amazing smell of winter and Christmas!
These Spiked Eggnog Doughnuts are packed with festive eggnog flavor and just a touch of rum (you can leave out the rum if you want!). They’re incredibly moist baked doughnuts perfect for celebrating the holiday season!
Elegant Eggnog Scones with a Browned Butter White Chocolate Glaze are a simple, yet decadent holiday treat. Morning or afternoon you will enjoy these soft, buttery, lightly spiced eggnog scones, simply drizzled with a delicious browned butter, white chocolate, eggnog glaze and dusted with freshly grated nutmeg!
Eggnog Creme Brulee is the perfect dessert for the holiday season! This 3-ingredient recipe is super easy and delicious. Instructions are included for making this eggnog creme brulee in individual ramekins as well as a large family-style dessert dish.
These boozy eggnog cupcakes will be the hit of your holiday spread made with ready-made cake mix, egg nog, butter, eggs, and dark rum and topped with a rum-infused whipped cream. Not to mention, incredibly delicious!!! These tasty cakes can also be made in an alcohol-free version.
If you love eggnog, you’ll love these eggnog waffles! All your favorite flavors like eggnog, vanilla and nutmeg are combined to make these rich, crispy on the outside, soft and delicious on-the-inside waffles. And they’re gluten-free too!
This keto eggnog has one step, no-cook, and is a creamy, thick recipe made without any added fillers. I took a lot of care into getting the consistency just right, as this always mattered to me in a good eggnog.
Homemade Dairy Free Coconut Rum Eggnog is a festive holiday beverage that’s been in my family for decades, but has recently undergone a contemporary, plant-based makeover! I decided it was about time to give my favourite eggnog recipe a clean, dairy-free makeover by swapping milk and heavy creams with coconut-based alternatives, regular eggs for the free-run, local, farm-fresh variety, table sugar with 100% pure Canadian maple syrup
This easy non-alcoholic homemade eggnog is the perfect companion for any holiday gathering. Homemade custard, maple whipped cream and a dash of nutmeg will make this a new holiday tradition for your family.
A classic holiday drink with a Kahlua twist. This is a simple small batch spiked eggnog recipe that tastes like Christmas in a glass with a touch of coffee flavor. This is the seasonal drink you are looking for!