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Eggnog in a glass bowl and a glass mug.

Easy Homemade Eggnog

This quick and easy homemade eggnog recipe is just like Pa Ingalls drank in Farmer Boy. Now you can enjoy this holiday treat all year long!
4.16 from 25 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 467kcal
Author: Carolyn Thomas


  • Immersion Blender Whisk attachment is helpful but optional


  • 6 eggs separated
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg freshly grated


  • Separate the eggs into two bowls. One bowl for yolks and one for whites.
  • Into the bowl of egg yolks, add maple syrup, milk and heavy cream.
  • Blend well using an immersion blender.
  • Clean the immersion blender (or swap it with the whisk attachment). Add optional cream of tartar to egg whites and whip until soft peaks form.
  • Gently fold the egg whites into the eggnog mixture until it’s all incorporated.
  • Grate fresh nutmeg over the top of the bowl, ladle into a glass, and top with more freshly grated nutmeg. Enjoy!


  • Be sure to use farm-fresh eggs you trust! 
  • Adjust this recipe to your liking. Increase or reduce the amount of cream, add in additional spices such as cinnamon, ground ginger, and cardamom.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 273mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 411mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1667IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 292mg | Iron: 1mg
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