Homemade Eggnog

This time of year in the grocery store I’m often tempted by eggnog, but it’s so darned expensive! Here’s an easy way to make your own.

Prep time: 10 minutes, plus time for chilling
Makes: 1/2 gallon

1 3-ounce package instant French vanilla pudding mix
1/2 gallon milk (2% or whole is best)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Whisk together puddling mix and about 1 cup of milk. Combine sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl. When the puddling is blended and dissolved, add sugar, vanilla, and spices to the pudding/milk mixture. Pour into a 2-quart pitcher, add remaining milk, and stir well. Let chill overnight, or at least one hour. Just before serving, stir again to recombine spices.

{ 11 Comments }

  1. Thanks for sharing homemade eggnog! Christmas is only the time I make eggnog because I find it too expensive. I only make it for special occasions.

  2. I will make this tonight (for tomorrow) – sounds delicious!

  3. That sounds yummy- I’ll try that next time! This is the recipe I usually use:

    1 can sweetened condensed milk
    2 raw eggs (optional)
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1 tsp vanilla
    Mix well

    add: 4 cups milk (I use 6)

    whip until peaks form and fold in: 1 cup heavy cream

    top with grated nutmeg

    I generally make it in the blender.

  4. I made this a few weeks ago from your cookbook and my husband said that he likes it better than store bought egg nog. Thanks for a great recipe. It was delicious!

  5. my son loves loves eggnog…we are definately trying this 🙂 Merry Christmas !!

  6. This sounds yummy! I’m not a fan of eggnog but my kids love it — yours sounds like a recipe even I would like!

  7. Tried this tonight. We went ahead and made a whole gallon and it was delicious. This is definitely a keeper!

  8. Your recipe looks very yummy, but for those who prefer all-natural ingredients, here is a recipe I tried a few weeks ago for homemade cooked egg nog. It’s so good…I even drank some of it hot, which was great, and it thickens up a lot in the fridge when you chill it.

    Homemade (Cooked) Egg Nog

    -6 egg yolks (do not use whole egg)
    -1/4 cup sugar
    -1/4 tsp salt
    -1 quart milk
    -1 tsp vanilla
    -1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)
    -1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)

    PREPARATION: Beat eggs, sugar and salt together in a mixing bowl. Whisk in the milk. Cook mixture over a double boiler whisking occasionally. When it is fairly thick and thinly coats a spoon, remove from heat. Remove from heat and mix in the vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

    I found the recipe at:

    http://yoursacredcalling.blogspot.com/2007/12/over-years.html

  9. Made this using Fat-Free Milk Sugar Free Pudding and Splenda as substitutes…It was great my family loved it. Egg Nog even the light has tons of sugar and fat and with a diabetic hubby he usually has to miss out…not this year and it was so cheap and easy to make

  10. I made this last night and like it better than the store bought eggnog. My eggnog loving sons won’t be home until later, I am excited to try it out on them. I may not tell them how to make it though since we might start going through milk faster than when I forget the last time and buy chocolate syrup again. 😛

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