11 Delicious Eggnog Recipes

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Find Eggnog recipes for your holiday table! Eggnog is a classic flavor of the Christmas season – and it is yummy in recipes too! Try some of these delicious eggnog desserts this year – pies, muffins, cookies, beverages and so much more!

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Eggnog is a classic flavor of the holiday season, and also just so happens it’s a fantastic ingredient to use in cooking! It is basically a cream with yummy seasonal spices added into it, which makes it a great item to add to your favorite desserts or drinks. Here are 11 tasty recipes using eggnog that I think sound delicious. There are some drinks, such as an eggnog latte, an eggnog shake and an eggnog cocktail and some deserts like eggnog muffins, a eggnog custard cake, cookies with eggnog frosting and even eggnog donuts. Some of the recipes have alcohol and some don’t, but if your prefer a non-alcoholic eggnog it is easy to leave out the booze and still enjoy creamy eggnog flavor! So add a little bit of extra eggnog to your holiday table this year.

1. Holiday Eggnog Custard Pie

from Upstate Ramblings

This eggnog recipe is easy to make and is something different for the holiday dessert table than your standard fruit pies. The custard is light, almost fluffy but also sweet. It is made by combining eggs and evaporated milk with eggnog (and spiked with some spiced rum) and baking until it has firmed up and makes a satisfying and creamy dessert. Delicious!

Eggnog Latte

2. Holiday Cheer Eggnog Latte Recipe

from Savory Sweet Life

Eggnog lattes from Starbucks are a sure sign that the holidays are coming….. but if you want to be kind to your wallet making them at home is a better choice. It’s not difficult, you just need concentrated coffee or espresso, eggnog and some milk (plus nutmeg and cinnamon of course). You can also spike your latte with some brandy, bourbon or rum for an extra kick. If you really want to go the extra mile you can add some homemade eggnog whipped cream, yum!

Eggnog Donuts

3. Eggnog Donuts

from Three Little Ferns
This is a very simple donut recipe, the only thing different about it is instead of adding buttermilk you add eggnog and a dash of cinnamon, plus a simple eggnog glaze. It also has you using a donut pan and baking them instead of frying, which is easier and healthier. I love quick and simple recipes like this one!

Eggnog Punch

4. The Easiest Eggnog Punch

from Dukes and Dutchesses

This is basically a shake served in a giant punch bowl! It is very simple to make, all you have to do is combine vanilla ice cream and eggnog with a pinch of nutmeg. I might add some cinnamon and whipped cream too though! This is perfect for a holiday party and would also be easy to spike with some rum or your drink of choice if desired.

Eggnog sandwich cookies

5. Eggnog Sandwich Cookies

from Meaningful Mama

This is a basic sugar cookie recipe (with a few extra spices) with creamy eggnog buttercream frosting in the middle. This is a great one to make with the kids, because the cookies can be in fun holiday shapes and decorated with this eggnog frosting dyed different colors. So you get your eggnog fix while they have some fun!

Eggnog Bread Pudding

6. Eggnog Bread Pudding

from Simplie Stacie

This is an easy and quick eggnog recipe that yields fantastic results! The key is to let your bread chunks marinate in your eggnog mix so they really soak up all of that flavor. She also suggests making it in a springform pan to keep the pudding from breaking apart when you go to take it out of the pan. This a fancy looking bread pudding, perfect for serving as a Christmas dessert.

top view of eggnog French toast

7. Eggnog French Toast

from Upstate Ramblings

Make French toast with eggnog instead of milk for a delicious holiday breakfast!

Eggnog Muffins

8. Eggnog Muffins

from What the Fork Food Blog

These muffins make a great desert or add a sweet touch to your breakfast this holiday season. The nutmeg and rum extract really bring out that eggnog flavor in the muffin. The glaze is optional – it’s basically an excuse to add more eggnog!

Eggnog Fudge

9. Eggnog Fudge Recipe

from Thrifty Jinxy

This is a great and thoughtful gift idea for the holidays, just package it up in a nice tin and voila! In addition to the eggnog this fudge has white chocolate chips and marshmallows just to add to the yummy goodness. Homemade food gifts are always appreciated, and this is a great way to spread joy (and eggnog) to your family and friends.

Eggnog Biscotti

10. Eggnog Biscotti

from Home Cooking Memories

This is the perfect treat to pair with a hot cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate – or maybe the eggnog latte above! The drink softens the crunchy cookie and melts the glaze. The trick to getting that desired crunchiness is to place the slices back into the oven after cutting them to dry them.

Easy eggnog cocktail

11. Easy Eggnog Cocktail

from Premeditated Leftovers

No list of eggnog recipes would be complete without a cocktail! This delicious drink will put you in the holiday mood and leave you feeling warm inside. With bourbon and Rum Chata inside you won’t be disappointed in this one. Interestingly, it calls for nutmeg in the actual drink, not just as a garnish on top of your whipped cream.


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