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Classic Holiday Egg Nog

Classic Holiday Egg Nog

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Melissa Kaye

Tired of the boring and blah tasting store-bought egg nog? Wish you had egg nog throughout the year? Here is a simple recipe for you that my family has used for years!

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  • Calories:
  • 238 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.5g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 178 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Whisk together the milk, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, vanilla extract, and salt in a large pitcher until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.
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This was a super simple recipe. The egg nog came out tasting very good. I had to improvise slightly. I used fat free sweetened condensed milk and almond milk in stead of whole milk. I will also add a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg next time.


Make sure the eggs are THOROUGHLY beaten before adding to any milk. I use a small food processor/food chopper. And I eat them to a light yellow color so all the white is well blended.


This is a terrific and simple base recipe! A big thanks to the poster. I made eggnog a long time ago from another recipe and hated it. I went back to the store bought stuff until today. It's Particularly nice if you don't want to make a lot. I did modify it some. I used 1/2 whipping cream and 1/2 milk because I wanted it to be creamy. I added cloves and nutmeg to taste (for me that ended up being 1 1/2 t nutmeg and 1 t cloves. I also increased the vanilla. I increase the vanilla on any recipe I try that contains it though.