Holiday Spice Eggnog

This Holiday Spice Eggnog is a delicious and classic holiday drink that embodies the festive spirit. The rich and creamy blend of egg yolks, milk, and spices creates a heartwarming beverage perfect for celebrating the season. Whether enjoyed with or without alcohol, this homemade eggnog is a delightful treat for gatherings and cozy evenings by the fire.

Holiday Spice Eggnog

A rich and creamy homemade eggnog with a delightful blend of spices, perfect for festive celebrations.

4.61 from 34 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1/3 cup half & half
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon rum extract
  • A pinch of ground nutmeg


  1. In a large mixing bowl with a pouring spout, whisk together the egg yolk and sugar until the mixture is light in color.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat the milk with the cinnamon stick and whole cloves until it is barely boiling.
  3. Slowly whisk 1/2 cup of the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture to temper the eggs. Continue adding 1/2 cupful of the hot milk into the egg mixture until about half of the milk has been added.
  4. Whisk the tempered egg mixture back into the saucepan and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes while whisking constantly.
  5. Strain the mixture from the saucepan into a glass jug, removing the cinnamon stick and whole cloves.
  6. Allow the mixture to cool for about an hour, then stir in the half & half, vanilla extract, rum extract, and nutmeg.
  7. Chill the eggnog in the refrigerator and serve in glasses with a sprinkle of nutmeg on top.