Easy Homemade Non-Alcoholic Eggnog Perfect for Kids

This non-alcoholic eggnog recipe is one of the best eggnog recipes you will find. It takes classic eggnog and elevates it making it the best easy eggnog recipe you will find.

This non-alcoholic eggnog recipe is one of the best eggnog recipes you will find. It takes eggnog & elevates it making it the best eggnog recipe you will find.

 

Non-Alcoholic Eggnog Recipe

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non alcoholic eggnog recipe

The other day, Chase and I wandered into the store. We were picking up our groceries and then all of a sudden his eyes lit up… I glanced over at what he was looking at and there it was…. Eggnog.

Chase is all about eggnog so of course, we had to pick some up (in the middle of October) and take home with us. That night as he was enjoying a glass of eggnog I told him that we could make all kinds of things with eggnog, like eggnog cookies, eggnog waffles, eggnog cupcakes, eggnog pancakes, and the list went on and on.

He then said, “Oh mom, can we make like everything eggnog?”

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To oblige I said, “Yes, let’s figure out how to make an easy non-alcoholic eggnog recipe, then let’s make everything eggnog!”

So if you love everything eggnog you are in luck because we have so many non-alcoholic eggnog recipes coming your way in the next couple of weeks!

How to Make Non-alcoholic Eggnog

This non alcoholic eggnog recipe is one of the best eggnog recipes you will find. It takes classic eggnog and elevates it making it the best easy eggnog recipe you will find.

It is easy to make non-alcoholic eggnog. This easy eggnog recipe is simple, delicious, and alcohol-free.

Prep Time- 5 minutes

Cook Time- 20 minutes

Cooling Time- 3 hours – overnight

Yield- 4-6

 

Simple Eggnog Recipe Ingredients:

This non alcoholic eggnog recipe is one of the best eggnog recipes you will find. It takes classic eggnog and elevates it making it the best easy eggnog recipe you will find.

3 cups whole milk

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon nutmeg

3 eggs

3 egg yolks

½ cup sugar

1 16 oz container heavy cream

Garnishes: Whipped Cream, cinnamon, nutmeg

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How to Make Eggnog without Alcohol

This non alcoholic eggnog recipe is one of the best eggnog recipes you will find. It takes classic eggnog and elevates it making it the best easy eggnog recipe you will find.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, you will want to whisk together milk and vanilla. You will want to mix this until it begins to simmer.

Once simmering remove from heat.

In a separate bowl, use your electric mixer to beat your eggs, your yolks, sugar, and salt. You will want to beat this for a solid 5 minutes. The mixture will thicken and become slightly frothy.

Next, you will slowly pour the egg mixture into your saucepan with the vanilla and milk. You will want to whisk this constantly to really mix them together.

Return your pan to medium-low heat and whisk constantly for about 5 minutes, or until the temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Once you reach 165 degrees, remove from heat and pour in your heavy whipping cream. Stir well until it is combined.

This non alcoholic eggnog recipe is one of the best eggnog recipes you will find. It takes classic eggnog and elevates it making it the best easy eggnog recipe you will find.

Once combined I always like to pour it through a strainer to remove any lumps. This helps ensure that there are no lumps in your non-alcoholic eggnog recipe.

I usually put my eggnog through a strainer as a precaution because it is not necessary to do if you are constantly whisking and cook everything at a low heat you shouldn’t have lumps to strain out.

Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight before serving. This helps your eggnog to thicken.

This non alcoholic eggnog recipe is one of the best eggnog recipes you will find. It takes classic eggnog and elevates it making it the best easy eggnog recipe you will find.

Tips and Tricks for Homemade Non-alcoholic Eggnog

This non alcoholic eggnog recipe is one of the best eggnog recipes you will find. It takes classic eggnog and elevates it making it the best easy eggnog recipe you will find.
  1. Straining will ensure there are no lumps in your eggnog, but as long as you are whisking constantly and keep everything on low heat …there should not be a need to strain.
  2. If you can’t wait overnight to serve, chill the mixture as long as you possibly can. It will thicken as it cools. The longer you can wait, the better!
  3. You can add spirits to this if desired.
  4. I have made this version several times and find that fresh eggnog (while it tastes SO much better) doesn’t last as long. I would consume this within 2-3 days max.
  5. I highly recommend using a whisk rather than a spoon to prevent lumps.
This non alcoholic eggnog recipe is one of the best eggnog recipes you will find. It takes classic eggnog and elevates it making it the best easy eggnog recipe you will find.

What is eggnog made of?

At traditional homemade eggnog consists of milk, eggs, cream, and sugar. I love to add vanilla to the recipe where you will find many homemade eggnog recipes that have alcohol in them, where this does not.

What does eggnog taste like?

When people ask what does eggnog taste like, I am always a little perplexed as to what to say. They wonder if it tastes like eggs or cream or something in between.

The best way to describe it is like freshly melted ice cream that you decide to drink because you were too slow eating it with your spoon. It has a unique one of a kind flavor that is delicious to the taste.

Is it safe to drink eggnog?

Lots of people wonder if eggnog is safe due to the fact that it uses eggs. It is possible to make eggnog without eggs, but what fun would that be right?

So, to answer your question, yes, it is safe to drink eggnog, but do so in moderation… You are consuming raw eggs so keep that in mind!

Is it ok to drink eggnog while pregnant?

Lots of pregnant mamas wonder if it is ok to drink eggnog while pregnant. The answer is it is not recommended, but we all get those pregnancy cravings we can’t deny.

So, if you really really want eggnog while you are pregnant be sure that it is non-alcoholic eggnog made with pasteurized eggs and heated to 160 degrees and has been stored in the fridge.

Usually, store-bought eggnog is safe to drink, but I would recommend talking with your doctor to see if eggnog is right for you during your pregnancy.

This non alcoholic eggnog recipe is one of the best eggnog recipes you will find. It takes classic eggnog and elevates it making it the best easy eggnog recipe you will find.

Can toddlers drink eggnog?

I am not a doctor, so always consult your doctor if you have concerns or questions about if it is safe for your toddler to consume something.

I personally would never give eggnog to anyone under 2 because eggnog is raw eggs and some eggnogs are not pasteurized, so again… Talk with your child’s pediatrician if it is okay for your toddlers to drink.

Can you make Non-Alcoholic Eggnog ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this non-alcoholic eggnog recipe ahead of time. In fact, making this easy eggnog recipe actually tastes better the longer it sits in the fridge.

So, if you can, you want to make this classic eggnog recipe at least 24 hours before you plan to serve it.

 

How long does eggnog last?

If you are storing your homemade eggnog in the fridge it will usually last about 2-3 days. If you are buying store-bought eggnog it typically lasts a bit longer at 5-7 days.

non alcoholic eggnog recipe

Do you serve eggnog over ice?

Yes, eggnog can absolutely be served over ice, although it doesn’t have to be! My favorite way is classic eggnog over ice with a bit of whip cream and nutmeg on top! It is a tasty treat any time of the day!

Why is eggnog only sold around Christmas?

Oh, this is always Chase’s question to me! Why is eggnog only sold around Christmas time?

Well, the answer is easy… The demand is just not there. So eggnog sits on the shelves and just doesn’t sell.

Eggnog is a winter tradition, so therefore that is when we find it so easily. But have no fear, because now you can make this easy eggnog recipe throughout the whole year!

 

Yield: Serves 4-6

The Best Easy Eggnog Recipe

non alcoholic eggnog recipe

This non-alcoholic eggnog recipe is one of the best eggnog recipes you will find. It takes classic eggnog and elevates it making it the best easy eggnog recipe you will find. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 16 oz container heavy cream
  • Garnishes: Whipped Cream, cinnamon, nutmeg

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, whisk together the milk and vanilla until the mixture begins to simmer. Remove from heat. 
  2. In a separate large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the eggs, yolks, sugar, and salt for 5 minutes. The mixture will thicken and become slightly frothy. 
  3. Slowly pour the egg mixture into the saucepan with the vanilla and milk, whisking constantly to incorporate. 
  4. Return pan to medium-low heat and whisk constantly for about 5 minutes, or until temperature reaches 165 degrees. 
  5. Remove from heat and pour in the heavy cream. Stir until well combined. If desired, you can pour the mixture through a strainer to ensure there are no lumps. 
  6. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight before serving.

Notes

  1. Straining will ensure there are no lumps in your egg nog, but as long as you are whisking constantly and keep everything on low heat ...there should not be a need to strain.
  2. If you can’t wait overnight to serve, chill the mixture as long as you possibly can. It will thicken as it cools. The longer you can wait, the better!
  3. You can add spirits to this if desired.
  4. I have made this version several times and find that fresh egg nog (while it tastes SO much better) doesn’t last as long. I would consume this within 2-3 days max. 
  5. I highly recommend using a whisk rather than a spoon to prevent lumps.

Share in the comments how this easy eggnog recipe turned out!

This non alcoholic eggnog recipe is one of the best eggnog recipes you will find. It takes classic eggnog and elevates it making it the best easy eggnog recipe you will find.

 

For more delicious recipes that use Eggnog, Check these out!

Eggnog Waffles

Eggnog Pancakes

Eggnog French Toast

Eggnog Cookies

Eggnog Cupcakes

 

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