Simple Homemade Non-Alcoholic Eggnog Recipe

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You will love this non-alcoholic eggnog recipe. While reading Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls they mention this beverage. “Father always maintained that a man could do more work in his twelve hours if he had a rest and all the egg-nog he could drink, morning and afternoon. This got me wanting to try and make eggnog more often at home. It’s an extremely satisfying and filling drink. Rich in healthy fats from the eggs, milk and cream, spiced with all spice or cinnamon and nutmeg and warmed up leaving you nice and toasty inside.

Traditionally eggnog was drunk cold with ice in it, but nowadays a lot of people choose to heat it up and cook the eggs in the process. This makes for a very tasty, creamy thick eggnog that you will love. I love this eggnog recipe because it’s simple to make and delicious! While we normally drink it during the cooler months as a warm beverage you can definitely serve it cold as well during the warmer months.

It’s a filling drink so makes a great meal replacement or a healthy filling snack.

A simple homemade non-alcoholic eggnog recipe the family will love. Thick, creamy and full of flavour, it will be your new favourite drink.

Eggnog Recipe

Eggs: You will need several eggs for this recipe. If you are cooking the eggs, it doesn’t matter too much what you use. If you are making this drink in its raw form buy good quality eggs. We use our eggs from our chickens which I do eat raw in certain recipes like my Healthy Homemade Marshmallow Recipe. This is a great way to use up egg whites!

Milk: I use raw milk, but you can use whatever milk you like for this recipe! You can use a nut milk as well!

Cream: I use pure cream, not thickened, no additives or any extra ingredients but cream!

Maple Sugar/ Rapadura Sugar: I use a mixture of sugars because I like the taste combination. You can use whatever sweetener you prefer. Maple sugar is delicious and rapadura taste very similar to brown sugar but healthier.

All Spice: I love this spice! It’s so delicious it reminds me of a combination of cinnamon and nutmeg. If you don’t have this spice, you can use cinnamon instead or a mixture of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Vanilla: This one is optional, but I like the taste it gives to the eggnog.

Supplies For Eggnog

You can make this recipe two ways!

  1. Medium Size pot: Large enough to hold all the liquid.
  2. A high-powered blender is optional. I would use this if you were wanting to make this recipe in the traditional way in it’s raw form and served cold.
  3. Whisk: You will need a whisk to stir your eggnog mixture while it’s heating.

How To Make Eggnog From Scratch

eggnog ingredients in a large pot.

There are 2 ways you can make this non-alcoholic eggnog recipe, so I will tell you the cooked version and the raw version! They are unbelievably easy!

Cooked Version

  1. Add all the ingredients into your pot.
  2. Mix the ingredients thoroughly with the whisk before heating the mixture as you don’t want pieces of egg floating around.
  3. Heat the mixture on medium heat and stir. You want it to get hot but not boil. If it’s boils it will curdle.
  4. Take it off the heat after about 10 minutes and let it cool slightly before pouring into cups. Enoy nice and warm!

Cold Version

  1. Add all the ingredients into your blender.
  2. Blend on high for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Pour the mixture in a large container with a lid and refrigerate.
  4. Serve cold, feel free to sprinkle a bit more spice on top and enjoy!

How To Store Eggnog

If you aren’t drinking it all in one day, which is easy to do! You can store this non-alcoholic eggnog recipe in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3-5 days. If it starts to get a stronger smell or taste its fermenting and you probably want to throw it out.

Eggnog Recipe

Eggnog Recipe

Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Rest Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

You will love this easy homemade eggnog recipe. Thick, creamy and full of flavour! It will be a family favourite drink!

Ingredients

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup pure cream
  • 3/4 cup sweetener I prefer a mixture of maple syrup and rapadura but any sweetener will do.
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Cooked version

  1. Add all the ingredients into your pot.
  2. Mix the ingredients thoroughly with the whisk before heating the mixture as you don't want pieces of egg floating around.
  3. Heat the mixture on medium heat and stir. You want it to get hot but not boil. If it's boils it will curdle.
  4. Take it off the heat after about 10 minutes and let it cool slightly before pouring into cups. Enoy nice and warm!

Cold Version

  1. Add all the ingredients into your blender.
  2. Blend on high for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Pour the mixture in a large container with a lid and refrigerate.
  4. Serve cold, feel free to sprinkle a bit more spice on top and enjoy!

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Questions and Answers

1. Are raw eggs safe to eat/drink?

It is not recommended to consume raw eggs if you are going by the FDA. If you are uncertain do whatever is right for you. Traditionally this recipe was served with raw eggs and served cold. If you do choose to go with raw eggs just make sure to go for good quality eggs if you don’t have chickens yourselves that is. We have our own chickens and I do consume the eggs raw from time to time.

2. What is eggnog made from?

Eggnog is made using eggs, milk, cream, vanilla and some sugar. It’s pretty easy to make and doesn’t require many ingredients. Traditionally eggnog was made using raw eggs but now people tend to cook the eggnog or temper the eggs beforehand.

3. Is eggnog healthy?

Eggnog is not really considered a health food but it does have a lot of good ingredients in it. It depends on how you make it. Eggs, milk, cream and spices are all pretty good foods to eat. Making this drink high in protein, healthy fats and nutrients. If you use a good quality sweetener like maple syrup or rapadura sugar you will be getting added minerals in your eggnog as well!

4. Why did my eggnog curdle?

If your eggnog curdles it is because you overheated it. If your mixture starts to boil it will overcook the mixture making it curdle. While this is still edible, it’s not the nicest to drink texture wise. You can try to save it by sieving the mixture through a strainer.

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