Eggnog | How To Make Homemade Eggnog

Recipe and photo credit by- Mat Follas and happy egg co.
Eggnog | How To Make Homemade Eggnog

Eggnog | How To Make Homemade Eggnog. Hello friends, so how are you today?

Eggnog: One Of My Favourite Tipples At Christmas. How about you? Every year at Christmas I treat myself to a bottle of Eggnog, it is one of my favourite drinks at this time of year.

Homemade eggnog is a cherished holiday tradition that brings warmth and festive cheer to gatherings.

So today I’m sharing a guest post on how to make your own yummy glasses full. Created by Masterchef winner Mat Follas accredited to the Happy Egg Co.

Eggnog | How To Make Homemade Eggnog:

Eggnog | How To Make Homemade Eggnog. This rich and creamy concoction is a delightful blend of milk, cream, sugar, and beaten eggs, seasoned with a touch of nutmeg and vanilla.

Creating the perfect batch of homemade eggnog is an art, requiring careful whisking and a dash of patience.

Some enthusiasts add a hint of cinnamon or a splash of bourbon to enhance the flavour profile, giving the beverage a subtle, adult twist.

Served chilled and garnished with a sprinkle of ground nutmeg, homemade eggnog is a comforting indulgence that evokes the spirit of the season, making it a beloved treat for family and friends to savour during holiday festivities.

The process of crafting this velvety drink from scratch not only results in a flavour that surpasses store-bought alternatives but also imparts a sense of tradition and love that makes every sip truly special.

Eggnog | How To Make Homemade Eggnog

Eggnog | How To Make Homemade Eggnog


  • 6 happy eggs
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 600ml milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp Grated Nutmeg
  • 150ml plain yogurt

Eggnog Method:

You will need a Cooking Thermometer for this recipe.

How To Make:

  1. Don’t be scared of raw eggs in eggnog; we gently cook them in this recipe.
  2. Place 4 happy eggs, 2 happy egg yolks, caster sugar and milk in a saucepan. 
  3. Heat slowly whilst stirring continuously; bring the temperature up to 72°C then remove the saucepan from the heat and keep stirring until it has cooled to around 60°C, this will take about 5 minutes.
  4. Once it is below 60°C, pour the mixture through a sieve to capture any overcooked lumps. 
  5. Add the vanilla extract and the nutmeg, stir and refrigerate the mixture. 
  6. Once cool, add the plain yogurt and gently whisk together for a delicious and refreshing eggnog.
  7. You can add other flavours in place of the vanilla and nutmeg and/or use double cream in place of the yogurt.
  8. Adults might want to add some rum or Bourbon too for a grown up drink.

Mat’s top tip: Use double cream instead of yogurt if you’re adding alcohol.

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Eggnog: One Of My Favourite Tipples At Christmas:

Eggnog | How To Make Homemade Eggnog. So what do you think? Do you also fancy trying this recipe? Because I know I do.

Recipe and photo credit by- Mat Follas and happy egg co.

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  1. Winnie
    28 November 2013 / 19:36

    We don't have here eggnog and I'd loooooooooove to make it.The problem is that unfortunately it must be cooked for at least 4 minutes at 70C (some say even 80 c)Anyway it looks delicious!!

  2. Judy Haughton-James
    28 November 2013 / 19:32

    Would you believe that I have never had eggnog Claire?! This post makes me want to try it though. Beautiful pictures!

  3. Margarett Murphy
    28 November 2013 / 17:55

    That look delish…why do i want to try it nowwwwww?????

  4. 28 November 2013 / 13:57

    Egg nog is one thing I've never tried…The raw egg thing has always put me off…I may have to give this a try!