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Non-Alcoholic Eggnog Recipes

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!

Fluffy Eggnog

– 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!

  • Beat 2 cups sugar into egg yolks, then stir in salt and milk
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture begins to thicken and coat the spoon
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool
  • While the cooked mixture cools, beat egg whites until foamy
  • Slowly add in 1.5 cups sugar and beat into soft peaks
  • Add egg whites and sugar mix into the cooked mixture and stir thoroughly
  • Add in vanilla and chill 3-4 hours
  • Pour into punch bowl and top with ground nutmeg and cinnamon, then serve

Chile Chocolate Eggnog

– 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.

  • Heat milk, sugar, salt, vanilla seeds and pod (scraped from vanilla bean), and cinnamon sticks over medium-heat
  • Stir until sugar dissolves and mix is thoroughly heated, then remove from heat and let stand 30 minutes
  • Create an ice-water bath
  • Whisk egg yolks until pale, then add in 1 cup of cooked mix in a slow stream
  • Whisk yolk mix into the cooked mix and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally
  • Remove from heat after 6 minutes (or until heated just below boiling)
  • Melt bittersweet and milk chocolate, then thoroughly stir into mix
  • Fish out vanilla pod and cinnamon sticks, then discard before pouring mix into a large bowl in the ice-water bath
  • Let cool while stirring often
  • Pour cooled eggnog into serving bowl and top with cayenne pepper, then serve

Vegan Eggnog

– 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.

  • Soak the raw cashews in water overnight or 30 minutes before preparing
  • Add cashew milk, coconut milk, cashews, dates, and ground nutmeg into blender
  • Blend on high speed for a moment, then add in a pinch of ground cloves, cinnamon, and sea salt
  • Continue blending on high speed until smooth and creamy
  • Pour into glass and top with nutmeg, then serve

Peppermint Eggnog

– 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.

  • Prepare an ice water bath and set aside
  • Whisk eggs, egg yolks, sugar, salt, peppermint extract, and vanilla extra over medium-low heat until combined
  • Pour milk into mix in a slow stream, whisking until fully incorporated
  • Raise heat to medium and whisk constantly until mix is thick, roughly 30 minutes
  • Pour milk mix through fine strainer into a bowl, then set bowl of mix in ice water bath
  • Store milk mix in airtight container and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight
  • Crush candy canes in food processor until finely crushed, then transfer to shallow dish
  • Melt chocolate and allow to cool
  • Dip rims of glasses in melted chocolate and then crushed peppermint, refrigerating until set
  • Mix cream on medium speed until stiff peaks form, then remove milk mix from fridge and fold in cream until combined
  • Fill candy-rimmed glasses with eggnog and garnish with peppermint sticks, then serve

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!