Traditional Hot Eggnog

Traditional Hot Eggnog


Servings 6
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 6
Difficulty Medium

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  • 6 Eggs
  • 4 cups Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Thickened Cream lightly whipped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Caster Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Nutrition Information

Qty per
256g serve
Qty per
Energy 361cal 141cal
Protein 31g 12g
Fat (total) 23g 9g
 - saturated 8g 3.1g
Carbohydrate 3.65g 1.43g
 - sugars 1.83g 0.72g
Dietary Fibre 0.21g 0.08g
Sodium 446mg 175mg

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Basic Cooked Eggnog is a very traditional Christmas drink, so lets deck the halls with boughs of holly, and bottoms up to the end of another year. You can buy the ready made in the supermarkets, although it is nice to have the homemade stuff because you can add your little tipple of something special.




  1. In a large saucepan, whisk together eggs, sugar and salt.

  2. Slowly stir in milk.

  3. Cook over a low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to thicken.

  4. Add vanilla.

  5. Cool quickly by sitting saucepan in a large bowl of ice or cold water. Cover and refrigerate until cold.

  6. Fold in whipped cream (optional). Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon over the top.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Basic Cooked Eggnog is not suitable for freezing
  • For a grown up version, add a tablespoon (or more) of rum, yum yum
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