Eggnog 5 Different Ways

If you love eggnog the traditional way, we’ve got a few recipes that will put a new twist on the Christmas classic. And if you’re still refining your traditional eggnog recipe, we’ve got a recipe that will get you closer to perfection.

1. Traditional Eggnog

If you’re not a big fan of eggnog, this one is made with brandy and dark rum to give it a bolder and richer flavor. You’ll need six eggs, one cup white sugar, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg, two cups whipping cream, two cups milk, ¾ cup brandy, and ⅓ cup spiced rum.

Begin by beating the eggs for two to three minutes until frothy, and gradually add the sugar, vanilla extract, and ¼ teaspoon nutmeg. Then, stir in cream, brandy, milk, and rum. Cover and chill the eggnog before serving.

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2. Chocolate Eggnog Milkshake

This recipe is kid-friendly, but you can also turn it into an adult beverage by adding vodka, a shot of Kailua, rum, or Irish cream. To make this milkshake, you’ll need 1 ½ cups low-fat vanilla ice cream, ¾ cup low-fat eggnog, two tablespoons chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and your favorite toppings.

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3. Eggless Eggnog

If you love eggnog but don’t love drinking raw eggs, this recipe is for you. This eggless eggnog is made with five cups milk, ½ cup white sugar, one package of instant vanilla pudding mix, 1 ½ teaspoon rum-flavored extract, ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon ground allspice, and ¼ teaspoon ground ginger.

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4. Mexican Eggnog

Add some international flavor to your favorite Christmas drink with this Mexican eggnog. You’ll need three pints whole milk, 2 ½ cups white sugar, two cinnamon sticks, 15 egg yolks, and one cup rum,

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5. Pumpkin Pie Eggnog

Infuse the flavors of pumpkin pie into your Christmas eggnog. To make this variation, you’ll need one dozen egg yolks, two cups heavy whipping cream, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, one can of pumpkin puree, ½ cup light brown sugar, ½ cup white sugar, ¼ cup maple syrup, ¼ cup evaporated milk, one teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, one pinch salt, two cups milk, and one tablespoon brandy.

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