Luxurious homemade eggnog recipes in 6 variants; perfect non-traditional Christmas gift!

During the holiday season, traditional beverages are just as important as festive dishes and sweets.

Along with the usual Christmas punch or mulled wine, a delightful egg-based drink can also create a joyful ambiance.

Our original egg cognac recipes are sure to inspire you!

Don’t worry about the preparation process; it’s surprisingly easy.

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The Best Christmas eggnog

Experience the full flavor of eggnog by allowing it to mature, or savor it instantly with recipes that cater to your immediate cravings.

The choice is yours to make


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup brandy or bourbon
  • 1/3 cup rum
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ground cinnamon or cinnamon sticks for garnish


  1. Place the eggs and maple syrup in a high-powered food processor and blend for 3 minutes on high speed.
  2. Add the milk, cream, brandy, rum and nutmeg.
  3. Blend for another 10 seconds to combine.
  4. Pour the eggnog into a glass, seal it, and refrigerate until chilled.
  5. Stir the egg cognac before pouring.
  6. Garnish with cinnamon sticks or sprinkle with cinnamon.
Eggnog in a glass.

Non Alcoholic Eggnog

Savor the delicate, creamy taste of this nutmeg-infused drink that’s perfect for the whole family – young and old alike.


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


  1. Beat the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until creamy.
  2. Combine the cream, milk, nutmeg, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly.
  4. Add a tablespoon of hot milk to the egg mixture and whisk vigorously.
  5. Repeat the procedure.
  6. Once most of the hot milk has been added to the eggs, pour the mixture back into the pot on the stove.
  7. Beat for a few minutes until the mixture thickens slightly.
  8. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  9. Pour the egg cognac through a fine sieve into a glass bottle and close tightly.
  10. Store in the refrigerator. You don’t have to worry that your egg cognac is not completely thick, as it will naturally thicken further as it cools.

Serve sprinkled with cinnamon or nutmeg or with fresh whipped cream.

A non-alcoholic version of the popular eggnog Christmas drink.

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Eggs-free Homemade eggnog

This particular Christmas drink is often made with eggs, but if you have dietary restrictions or personal preferences that prevent you from consuming eggs, don’t worry – you can still enjoy this festive beverage.

There are various egg-free alternatives you can use to make this drink, such as plant-based milk or egg substitutes.

By substituting eggs with other ingredients, you can create a delicious and creamy drink that satisfies your taste buds and dietary needs.

So, don’t let your dietary restrictions prevent you from enjoying the festive season – get creative and experiment with different ingredients to make this drink your own.


  • 3 1/2 cups of whole milk
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of rum
  • 2 vanilla puddings
  • 2 packets of vanilla sugar


  1. Pour 1 cup of milk into a saucepan and heat it over low heat.
  2. Mix the vanilla custard thoroughly in a mug with the remaining milk.
  3. Pour the sugar and vanilla sugar into the hot milk and stir.
  4. When the sugar has dissolved, add the custard mixture, stirring constantly.
  5. Boil the thickening mixture for at least two minutes.
  6. Set aside and pour the rum into the warm mixture.
  7. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  8. If it seems to you that the egg cognac contains lumps after it has cooled, you can mix them with a stick blender.
  9. Pour the liqueur into bottles and store in the refrigerator.
Bottles with eggless cognac.

Eggnog made with condensed milk

Condensed milk is a thick, sweet milk that is a staple in many kitchens.

It is a versatile ingredient with various uses in cooking and baking.

One of its most popular uses is in the preparation of homemade eggnog.

The result is a delicious and satisfying drink you can serve to your family and friends during the festive season.


  • 5 egg yolks
  • 2 cups of condensed milk
  • 2 cups of a good rum
  • 5 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 packet of vanilla sugar


  1. Beat the egg yolks with both types of sugar thoroughly until frothy.
  2. Add the condensed milk and continue whisking.
  3. Then, slowly add the rum to the smooth mixture and beat again.
  4. Pour the eggnog into a glass bottle and store it in the refrigerator.
Eggnog made from salk.

Homemade Cardamom Eggnog

Cinnamon or nutmeg are typical spices for scrambled eggs, but you can’t go wrong with cardamom, either.


  • 12 egg yolks
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 4 cups whipping cream
  • 2 cups brandy
  • 1 and 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 vanilla pods
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom


  1. In a saucepan over low heat, bring the milk, scraped vanilla pods, and cardamom to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks with the sugar until foamy.
  3. Then, slowly pour the hot milk into the egg foam and whisk to combine everything.
  4. Pour the resulting mixture back into the saucepan and cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until it thickens slightly.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool.
  6. Once cool, stir in the cream and brandy.
  7. Store in the refrigerator.

Before serving, sprinkle the eggnog with more cardamom and add a cinnamon stick.

Egg and cardamom liqueur glasses.

In addition to eggnog, you can make Christmas punch to spice up the holidays. Get inspired!

Bombardino – the Italian version of the eggnog

With your own homemade eggnog, you have the power to create something truly special – a delicious bombardino, enjoyed by skiers in the stunning Dolomites.


  • 1 cup of eggnog
  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup of brandy
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • cocoa powder for decoration


  1. Pour the cream into a bowl, and while gradually adding the sugar, beat it until stiff with an electric mixer.
  2. Pour the eggnog into a pot and heat over low heat for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add brandy, remove from heat, but continue to stir.
  4. Pour the mixture into the glasses and then apply the whipped cream with a garnish.
  5. Sprinkle the whipped cream with cocoa powder.

Try another popular drink – Bombarino with espresso!

Bombardino with whipped cream.

Making homemade Eggnog

One of the drinks that undoubtedly belongs to the Christmas festive season is egg cognac or egg liqueur. Although we can buy it very easily, those who have tasted the one made at home often don’t want to hear about another.

There are many recipes for egg cognac, but the basic ingredients are the same in most recipes – egg yolks, sugar, vanilla, whipped cream, and alcohol. In the past, inventive Czechs simplified the preparation by using condensed milk.

When it comes to the type of alcohol, there are already differences between the individual egg cognac recipes. The most commonly used include rum, brandy, bourbon, and whiskey. In some recipes, you can also find various spices, especially cinnamon or nutmeg, and cardamom, which give it another flavor dimension.

Storing eggnog

When it comes to storing eggnog, there are a few essential things to consider.

Firstly, the shelf life of eggnog is dependent on two factors – the amount of alcohol used and the storage conditions.

When making eggnog, a sufficient amount of alcohol should be used as it acts as a preservative. This is because alcohol inhibits the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms that can spoil the drink. For the best shelf life, it is recommended to use at least 15% alcohol by volume.

Secondly, when it comes to storage, it is crucial to keep eggnog in a calm and dark place, such as in a refrigerator.

This is because exposure to light and heat can cause the drink to spoil faster. If the eggnog is non-alcoholic, it must be consumed much faster as it will not have the same preservative properties as alcoholic eggnog.

While eggnog can be consumed immediately after preparation, some people prefer to age the drink to allow the flavors to develop. To do this, the eggnog should be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for at least a week.

The longer it is aged, the smoother and creamier the eggnog. It is worth noting that aged eggnog will have a higher alcohol content than freshly made eggnog, as some of the alcohol will evaporate during the aging process.

Serving eggnog

When it comes to serving eggnog, there are many options available.

Traditionally, eggnog is served chilled, but it can also be added to hot drinks such as coffee or tea.

Cold eggnog can also be served with whipped cream and snow from egg whites, which gives it a more delicious taste and a frothy texture.

Lastly, eggnog is often served with a pinch of spices, especially cinnamon and nutmeg, which complement the rich and creamy flavor of the drink.

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