Lighter Christmas Eggnog Recipe

eggnog recipe

I love eggnog!

This is a somewhat lighter Christmas Eggnog recipe, compared to the heavy richer versions.

I begin drinking it every year at Thanksgiving and continue through New Year's. It's my favorite!

Note: I substituted dark rum for the brandy and bourbon that the recipe calls for, and I loved the subtle flavor! So consider that a viable option, too.


  • 1 dozen fresh eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup bourbon or whiskey
  • 1/2 cup brandy (if you don't have, use more bourbon)
  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg


Separate eggs. Set aside egg whites.

eggnog recipe

christmas eggnog recipe

Put yolks in blender and beat till light yellow.

Sprinkle in 1 cup sugar and beat till thick.

eggnog recipe

eggnog recipe

Add bourbon and brandy (or rum) to the egg yolk mixture. Chill overnight (or at least 4 hours.)

After chilled, divide mixture into 2 two quart pitchers or put into a gallon pitcher.

Add 6 cups milk to this mixture, or 3 cups per container if divided.

Add nutmeg.

eggnog recipe

Before you serve, beat egg whites till stiff and fold into eggnog mixture.

I like to sprinkle a bit more nutmeg in my cup right before I drink it.

Enjoy this eggnog recipe responsibly!

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