One of the many joys of the holiday seasons are the delicious treats that are really only available once a year. Gingerbread cookies, snow cream ice cream… and, of course, eggnog! Eggnog is a staple of so many holiday celebrations and is a delicious treat to share with friends and family. Eggnog is traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, and eggs; it has a very sweet, very rich flavor that warms the soul and makes everything more festive. Although you can purchase pre-made eggnog at many grocery stores, the best varieties are always those that you make yourself at home!
While many adults will prefer “spiked” eggnog, you may be struggling to find eggnog recipes that don’t require alcohol if you are holding a family-friendly celebration. Don’t worry: while eggnog is delicious with the addition of alcohol, it is just as sweet a treat without. In order to find the best non-alcoholic eggnog recipes for you, we have scoured our resources and selected only the best of the best eggnog recipes. Note: these recipes do contain egg, so if you are squeamish about uncooked egg and the risks it can have, use a slightly cooked variety instead. We are confident that one of these non-alcoholic eggnog recipes will become your new favorite holiday drink!
– 2 cups Sugar, 1.5 tsp Salt, 12 Egg Whites, 2 tbsp Vanilla, 10 Egg Yolks, 6 Quarts Milk, 1.5 cups Sugar, Nutmeg, Cinnamon
(Note: You’ll notice there are two different measurements of sugar in this recipe. They are used at different times when cooking, so pay careful attention to measurements.)
The first non-alcoholic eggnog recipe we have for you yields a light, fluffy ‘nog. While this recipe can be scaled down to individual servings, we have included the measurements needed for a bowl of delicious eggnog. This drink is delicious and will be a favorite among children and adults alike!
– 2 quarts Milk, 1.75 cups Sugar, .5 tsp Salt, 1 Vanilla Bean, 4 Cinnamon Sticks, 12 Egg Yolks, 5 oz Bittersweet Chocolate, 3 oz Milk Chocolate, Cayenne Pepper
This eggnog recipes takes traditional Mexican flavors and blends them with eggnog to create a sweet yet spicy treat. The bittersweet chocolate works well with the pepper to create just a slight bit of heat to really make the flavors pop! If you’re really looking for a fun spin, serve this eggnog alongside fresh churros or cinnamon twists.
– 1 cups Cashew Milk, .5 cup Coconut Milk, .33 cup Raw Cashews, 5 Dates, 1 tsp Vanilla Extract, 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Ground Cloves, Sea Salt
The holiday season is all about bringing loved ones together and that can mean bringing together a lot of different diets. If some of your loved ones (or yourself) is vegan, we have an eggnog perfect for you to enjoy! This ‘nog doesn’t need eggs to be delicious, so it’s the perfect beverage to sip if you’re avoiding any animal products during the holidays. This recipe only creates a single serving, but you can easily adjust to make an entire bowl if desired.
– 6 Eggs, 2 Egg Yolks, .5 cup Sugar, .25 tsp Salt, .5 tsp Peppermint Extract, 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract, 4 cups Milk, 12 Peppermint Candy Canes, 3 oz White Chocolate, .5 cup Heavy Cream, Peppermint Sticks
This eggnog goes over especially with kids who love the fun holiday colors and the taste of peppermint candy canes. Not only is this drink delicious, it’s beautiful to look at and a bowl of it could easily be the centerpiece of a holiday spread. Although we have included steps to decorate the rim of the glasses for extra ‘oomph’, you can also skip that and just serve in normal glasses.
We hope that one of these delicious non-alcoholic eggnog recipes becomes your family’s new go-to holiday beverage. Remember to enjoy all in the company of loved ones! We wish you a merry holiday season and good luck on creating tasty new eggnog!