Eggnog (non-alcoholic)

Recipe for Eggnog (non-alcoholic)


4 scoops of vanilla ice cream
2 cups of milk or cream
3 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons nutmeg
2 tablespoons cinnamon


Put all ingredients into a 2 quart (or larger) blender pitcher. Blend until mixed thoroughly. Serve or store in the refrigerator. Sprinkle extra nutmeg on top!

Note: We have always made as above. However, for those concerned about raw eggs, you may add a couple extra steps:  Whisk only the eggs, sugar, and milk together in a 3- to 4-quart pan. Place pan on low heat for 45 to 60 minutes until the temperature reaches 160° F and the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Refrigerate for 4 hours to chill, then blend with remaining ingredients. 


Four 8-ounce servings

Total Time

10 Minutes

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I make my own mayo, alfredo and many other recipes that would require raw eggs. Although it's estimated tat only one egg out of 30.000 may contain salmonela, that's not how I want to win the lottery. Pasteurizing eggs may require some attention, but it's actually pretty simple. You will need an accurate thermometer and a saucepan. Place the eggs in enough water to cover it by about an inch , place thermometer and begin heating over medium heat. Watch the temperature carefully. You want to reach 140 and hold it, but at 143 the eggs will start to cook. I've found that using my 3 liter pan, once it reaches 140 I can take it off the heat and monitor it and it will hold. If the temperature begins dropping you can always put it back on. Hold at 140 for 3 minutes. Then, place in ice water. You can now use the eggs with less fear of pathogens. This is how pasteurized eggs are commercially made.

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Two tablespoons each of vanilla, nutmeg & cinnamon sounds like a lot, should those be teaspoons - can anyone who's made this comment?

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Hi, Jean. This is a user submitted recipe. You’ll see that it has a lot of favorable votes (star rating up top) so the recipe has been made with these measurements and was very well received. If 2 tablespoons sounds like a lot to you, perhaps cut down to 1 tablespoon or even ½ tablespoon each.


2 tablespoons seemed like a lot to me too, so I used 2 teaspoons of vanilla, cinammon and nutmeg and put in a dash of ground cloves, and it turned out great!


How did your grandmother blend it without a blender, mine broke. Haven't replaced it yet.

2 Tablespoons each?

This is not a drink, you have to chew it because it's got so much texture. Husband and I both agreed....pour it down the sink and drive to the grocery store. Hated that I spent good money on Blue Bell ice cream for this. It wasn't just the texture, it didn't even taste like eggnog. Find a better recipe, don't use this one.

thanks for option!

yes, i am one of the ones that has a problem with raw egg...thanks for giving the cook option!

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Pasteurized liquid egg product can be used instead of raw egg- 3/4 cup=3 medium eggs- I usually use one cup.


I would suggest using organic eggs. That way you would know that the eggs were ok to eat. I eat and drink everything organic. It changed my life! There are companies that are selling their products as organic. Subscribe to organic newsletters, to find out who's lying about being organic, and who really cares about people's health.


FYI, organic eggs can also contain salmonella. Salmonella is the concern regarding raw eggs. Heat destroys salmonella. I raise my own chickens, my own eggs which are free range organic, I still use the heat method to prepare this.


How long can you store this in the refrigerator ??

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It is a pleasure to visit your online site.Thanks for your Grandmothers recipe for Eggnog.MERRY CHRISTMAS!


same to you merry christmas god bless to you and your team