Amazingly Good Eggnog

Amazingly Good Homemade Eggnog (without raw eggs) | the Baking Beauties

With all the holiday parties coming up, I thought you might want to give this Amazingly Good Eggnog recipe a try. I’ve never made eggnog before, but do enjoy it from the store. This eggnog was really good, just I think I did a tad too much nutmeg (although my husband disagrees, he loves it!).

This recipe does use cooked eggs, so there is no fear of getting sick from raw eggs. The amount of rum can be adjusted according to your taste. I easily halved the recipe, since it wasn’t for a party, just ourselves. Remember to be responsible when drinking! 😉

Amazingly Good Eggnog
Although drinks like beer are off limits for people with celiac disease, most distilled alcohols are gluten-free.
  • 4 cups milk
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups light rum (I used dark rum without a problem)
  • 4 cups light cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  1. Combine milk, cloves, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and cinnamon in a saucepan, and heat over lowest setting for 5 minutes. Slowly bring milk mixture to a boil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. Whisk together until fluffy. Whisk hot milk mixture slowly into the eggs. Pour mixture into saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, or until thick. Do not allow mixture to boil. Strain to remove cloves, and let cool for about an hour.
  3. Stir in rum, light cream, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and nutmeg. Refrigerate overnight before serving.
Source: Based on a recipe from




5 Responses to Amazingly Good Eggnog

  1. Clumbsy Cookie December 19, 2008 at 7:30 pm #

    I’ve bookmarked it, I’ve been wanting to do eggnogg for a long time now…

  2. michele johnson December 6, 2011 at 4:15 pm #

    I don’t think I have any whole cloves. Do you think I could use ground cloves? If so, how much? Thanks!

    • Jeanine December 6, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

      I would suggest using 1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground cloves in place of the whole cloves, dependent on how strong you like it.

      • michele johnson February 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

        Thanks! Any idea what I could sub for Rum? We don’t buy or drink alcohol. Thanks, and sorry it took me so long. :)

        • Jeanine February 15, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

          Hmm…I would use a few Tbsp of rum extract and make up the difference with milk, I think.

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