Eggnog is an iconic seasonal beverage, made in all kinds of ways with a lot of different flavorings — from peppermint and chocolate to cinnamon and nutmeg — often with a little something alcoholic for extra zing. Whether you like plain, flavored or spiked, we have eggnog recipes just for you!
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1. Eggnog mudslide
Looking for a signature holiday drink? Look no further! Kahlua, vodka and eggnog are all you need to whip up a batch of Eggnog mudslides from Lemon Tree Dwelling. This soul-warming delight will be a hit at holiday gatherings and a soul-soother at home after a stressful day of work, holiday shopping, wrapping and baking.
2. Eggnog milkshakes
Lil Luna shares with us her take on the Eggnog milkshake. Eggnog, ice cream, cinnamon and whipped cream compose this sweetly delicious concoction. Crushed gingersnaps lend a downright addictive spiciness.
3. Peppermint eggnog milkshake
Mom On Timeout created this Peppermint eggnog milkshake that combines the coolness of Andes Peppermint Baking Chips and the richness of ice cream in a shake so good that you might want to make it year round. What a delightful treat!
4. Eggnog recipes: Iced eggnog latte
Coffee is a necessity of life any time of the year, but during the holiday season, it attains major food group status — which is why the next recipe is ideal for the holiday season. This Iced eggnog latte from How Sweet Eats is a delightful blend of espresso, eggnog and just a touch of sugar. It’s bound to be just what you need to get through the holiday hustle.
5. Chocolate eggnog with bourbon
From Creative-culinary comes the amazing Chocolate eggnog with bourbon, which mingles traditional eggnog and bourbon with chocolate. This particular recipe combines a ready-made nog with bourbon, cocoa powder and spices to warm the hearts and stomachs of all who imbibe.
6. Dairy-free paleo eggnog
Searching for a healthier version of a holiday classic? This Dairy-free paleo eggnog from The Roasted Root may be the variation you’re looking for. The recipe calls for almond milk, coconut milk, traditional seasonings and maple syrup as a natural sweetener. (For a nutritional boost, the recipe also includes collagen powder!) It’s a nutritious, delicious take on a seasonal favorite.
7. Eggnog float
Eggnog and ice cream are a no-brainer combo that makes a tasty holiday treat. This Eggnog float recipe by Amanda’s Cookin’ uses regular or spiked eggnog, vanilla ice cream and club soda, all topped with whipped cream and sprinkles. (Try subbing in chocolate ice cream for a tasty variation!) Just imagine enjoying a float in front of a nice, warm fire.
8. Eggnog protein shake
Combining the flavors of eggnog with the protein punch of silken tofu, this Eggnog protein shake by Chocolate Covered Katie is a rich fusion of milk, silken tofu, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. It’s the perfect post-workout holiday beverage. Use a thicker milk, and this satisfying drink becomes downright delectable.
9. Homemade eggnog recipe
Many eggnog recipes here use premade eggnog as a base, but here’s a Homemade eggnog recipe from Tastes Better From Scratch that you easily can switch in for store-bought in any of the above recipes. It blends egg yolks, sugar, heavy cream, milk, nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon in a heavenly smooth sipper. While the steps require some attention, this drink prepared from scratch has a deep, rich flavor.
10. 5-minute blender eggnog recipe
Don’t have the time to make it from scratch? Try this 5-minute blender eggnog from The Chunky Chef. This recipe does have the traditional raw eggs, but fret not! Use the freshest eggs you can find, and add booze. Brown liquors such as brandy act as a preservative and sterilizer for any stray bacteria (so say the researchers at Rockefeller University). And while the recipe comes together in a measly 5 minutes, it gets better with age. This recipe recommends letting the nog sit in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
11. Rich mocha eggnog recipe
Finally, here’s our contribution to the cause! The rich, sweetened cream in this rich mocha eggnog, when combined with a hot cocoa made from melted chunks of real chocolate, create delectable drink that’s sure to make anyone merry.