Easy Homemade Eggnog




  • 1 & 1/3 c of sugar
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 t of salt
  • 16 c of milk=1 gallon
  • 4 tsp vanilla

Whipped topping

  • 8 egg whites
  • 12 Tbsp of sugar
  • Optional Topping – Ground Nutmeg



  1. Divide your egg yolks and whites into two separate bowls
  2. In a large cooking pot, over medium heat – Mix sugar, egg yolks, and salt stirring often
  3. Add the milk and mix in
  4. Cook and continue to mix until the mixture coats a metal spoon or the top is frothy (this should only take a few minutes)
  5. Remove from heat and add vanilla

Topping suggestion

  1. In a mixing bowl…beat the egg whites, gradually adding the 12Tbsp. of sugar. Keep going until a soft peak forms
  2. Transfer your liquid to your serving bowl. Fold in the whipped topping. Sprinkle some nutmeg in.


  • Tip:Start mixing the egg whites for a couple of minutes on their own before you start to add the sugar. The sugar, if added too early, can have the reverse affect on whipping. It could make it go flat.