Non-Alcoholic Homemade Eggnog Recipe

A cup of homemade eggnog sitting on a table.


  • 12 eggs
  • 1 ¼ c. sugar
  • 4 c. whole milk
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 t. ground nutmeg (affiliate link)
  • 2 c. evaporated milk
  • 2 c. half and half


  1. Combine the eggs and sugar in a medium glass bowl and whisk until they are thoroughly combined.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and stir in the whole milk, vanilla extract, and ground nutmeg (affiliate link).
  3. In a separate glass bowl, stir the evaporated milk and half and half until combined.
  4. Heat the egg mixture over medium-low heat while stirring constantly to prevent the milk from scorching.
  5. When the mixture reaches 160 degrees on a candy thermometer, remove the pan from heat and slowly whisk in the evaporated milk mixture.
  6. Cool slightly before tasting.
  7. Add more sugar or nutmeg (affiliate link), if desired, before transferring to an airtight container (affiliate link).
  8. Refrigerate overnight or until thoroughly chilled.
  9. Serve in mugs and garnish with whipped cream, cinnamon sticks, or a dash of nutmeg (affiliate link).


Note: For an adults-only version, add some rum, bourbon, or cognac to taste.

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