Homemade Eggnog

This past Saturday, I joined a few of my fellow blogging gals for some totally necessary holiday crafting, hosted by the lovely Miss Lauren. There was lots of glitter, glue, and sparkles…and homemade eggnog, courtesy of me!
I took a stab at crafting up a couple ornaments, but I had a bit of an inferiority complex compared to the likes of Rachel, Mere, Camille, and Emily…seriously, some people are just born to DIY. I’ll just stick with what I know best, and that means keeping the drinks a-flowing.






Homemade Eggnog 

For the eggnog:

  • 1 dozen egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 cups of milk*
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 to 1½ cups bourbon
  • 1 whole nutmeg

For the whipped cream:

  • 2 cups of whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

To prepare:

  1. In a large saucepan over low heat, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, and 4 cups of milk. Continue warming the mixture, stirring continually, until it begins to thicken. Once it reaches 160 degrees (F) or coats the back of a spoon, remove from heat.
  2. Pour in the remaining 4 cups of milk, vanilla, and bourbon. Refrigerate the mixture until cold, at least 4 hours (or overnight).
  3. To prepare the whipped cream, combine the whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl, and beat until stiff peak forms.
  4. To prepare the drink, pour a serving of eggnog in a glass, top with a dollop of whipped cream, and grate the fresh nutmeg on top (using a zester).

Serves 8-10

*I prefer to use 2% milk so that the eggnog is not too thick.




PS…how I really want to drink my eggnog.



  1. You (and bourbon) have converted me to become an egg nog lover. So delicious! Wish I had some right now, in fact…

    • Melissa says:

      I guzzled up the last of it last night…very appropriate to be drinking it while writing the post, right? Such fun crafting with you! xo

  2. Ginger Haave says:

    Love the touch of the link to the awesome Griswold eggnog mug!

  3. Please, send more! Seriously, I like eggnog now!


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