Eggnog recipe - Lilie Bakery

A comforting and delicious drink: the Eggnog ! Behind this funny name hides a traditional drink that is prepared like custard, to which we add spices. We love to taste it while waiting for Christmas ...

Eggnog takes its name from its ingredients: milk and egg yolks in particular. It is above all a very fragrant drink thanks to the spices. A winter recipe that is very easy to prepare, with few ingredients. For amateurs, it is also possible to add a touch of rum ...

Ingredients to plan for the eggnog

Inside this drink, we find simple ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboards: milk, egg yolks, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, vanilla. If you want to add a touch of whipped cream on top, you will also need heavy cream.

In the traditional recipe, we use white sugar: personally I prefer it Light brown sugar, this brings even more flavor to the drink. As with all my recipes, I invite you to adapt the amount of sugar to your taste.

How to make eggnog?

He's very simple to prepare eggnog at home. On the one hand, we heat the milk and spices in a saucepan. On the other, we whip the yolks and sugar. Finally we combine the two and add the vanilla to obtain this drink with a beautiful golden color.

We let the pan cool, then comes the step of cooling in the refrigerator before being able to enjoy it! This is an important step because it allows the eggnog to thicken slightly and become smooth. I give you all the details of my recipe at the bottom of this article.

For the greediest, I advise you to simply add a touch of whipped cream in a pastry bag (no need to sweeten it in my opinion) and place it on your glasses of eggnog.

Eggnog recipe - Lilie Bakery

How to taste eggnog?

It may seem surprising to you for a winter drink, but eggnog is consumed most often cold. However, it can be reheated if you prefer (without whipped cream therefore). This is also the case when we add a touch of alcohol like rum or whiskey.

Once made, the eggnog can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. about 3-4 days. As the egg yolks have been heated, this poses less of a problem in terms of storage.

Eggnog recipe - Lilie Bakery

Other recipes to try

If you like homemade Christmas treats, you will also find other recipes on my blog that are perfect for the holidays:

If you make this eggnog recipe, don't hesitate to tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your lovely drinks!

Eggnog recipe - Lilie Bakery
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Chicken Milk (Eggnog), The Gourmet Recipe

A creamy drink flavored with spices. A real delight to enjoy as it is or with whipped cream for even more indulgence!
Preparation15 min
Baking3 min
Total18 min
Recipe type: Beverages
Kitchen room: American, French
Keyword: Eggnog
Quantity: 4 people



  • 600 ml whole milk or failing that, semi-skimmed
  • 55 g Light brown sugar quantity to dose according to your taste
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 big pinches of cinnamon
  • 2 big pinches of nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 0,25cc natural vanilla extract

Whipped cream (option)

  • 200 ml whole cream 30% mg
  • Cinnamon for the decor



  • In a saucepan, heat the milk with the cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stop just before boiling.
  • In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the brown sugar until the mixture becomes clear and frothy.
  • Add a spoonful of hot milk to the yolks while whisking to avoid "cooking" the yolks. Then pour the yolks / sugar mixture into the saucepan.
  • Return to heat for a few minutes over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon. The mixture should thicken slightly, it will eventually thicken in the refrigerator.
  • Off the heat, add the vanilla then let cool before placing in a container (with a spout is more practical). Cover with cling film and refrigerate until the drink is cold. Then pour the contents into glasses and sprinkle with cinnamon (or top up with the whipped cream below).

Whipped cream

  • Whip the whipping cream in the bowl of the food processor or with a mixer. Garnish a pastry bag then place a nice dose of whipped cream on each drink. Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy.


This eggnog will keep in the refrigerator for about 3-4 days, in a well-sealed container. 
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December 17, 2021



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    December 24, 2021

    Thank you for this recipe :) I'm going tomorrow morning. Happy Holidays !

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    December 26, 2021

    5 stars
    Hello and Merry Christmas,
    Thanks for the recipe that I only knew by name, I will try it this week.
    Beautiful day

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      Lilie bakery

      December 30, 2021

      Hello Céline, she is very quick to prepare, and for the Christmas holidays, it's a great activity :)


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