Eggnog has been a classic Christmas drink since the 1700’s. We still love it today! Those warm spices and the rich, thick drink are delicious. You can enjoy eggnog chilled or warm- it's perfect either way!
We wanted to make a tasty, non-alcoholic eggnog mocktail that skips the traditional rum. Eggnog definitely doesn’t need rum to taste great! Our easy eggnog recipe will help you create an incredible, non alcoholic holiday drink.
Eggnog goes back to the thirteenth century when eggs, milk and sherry were all expensive ingredients that only the wealthiest people enjoyed. Eggnog was the drink of the rich and only enjoyed by the lower class on special occasions.
Eggnog became known as a Christmas drink when American colonists were able to get milk and eggs much easier. Rum was also widely available and became part of the classic nog recipe. During this time, the drink naturally became associated with Christmas and the tradition stuck. We are still drinking eggnog at Christmas time!
Eggnog aficionados will tell you that store bought eggnog is not the real deal. It is full of additives, preservative and artificial flavors that just won’t do. Real homemade eggnog is so much better.
Making eggnog requires you to cook eggs to thicken milk. Many recipes will have you temper eggs with sugar and so all these fancy culinary tricks. We wanted to keep our eggnog recipe homemade and simple. We assure you that everyone can make this easy eggnog mocktail!
Here is how we put our eggnog mocktail recipe together:
- Add all of the ingredients, except the whole cloves, to a blender and puree until very smooth.
- Pour the mix into a pot and add the whole cloves.
- Heat the mix over medium heat, stirring constantly so the eggs do not cook or curdle in the hot milk.
- Do not let the milk come to a boil or the eggs will cook. Then you will have little pieces of egg in your drink. Stirring constantly and heating just over medium heat (no higher) is key.
- The mix will begin to thicken after about 5-6 minutes.
- Once thick, remove the pot from the stove and pour it through a strainer into a bowl or pitcher.
- Chill the eggnog until you are ready to enjoy it.
Pretty simple, right? Homemade eggnog really isn’t difficult at all!
You have a few options when it comes to serving the non alcoholic holiday drink after you have made your recipes for eggnog drinks. Here are a few ideas to help you choose your favorite way to enjoy this classic Christmas beverage.
Eggnog Martini Mocktail- Pour your chilled eggnog into a martini glass, top with a little whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground nutmeg and enjoy!
Warm Eggnog- Heat your homemade eggnog in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir and heat for another 30 seconds. Pour the warm eggnog in a mug, add a little whipped cream and enjoy
Eggnog Coffee- Use the easy homemade eggnog as a coffee creamer. It will sweeten and flavor your cup of morning joe.
Sparkling Eggnog Mocktail- Pour the chilled eggnog into a highball glass with some ice. Top with a splash of ginger beer and enjoy a delicious, fizzy drink.
Let us know your favorite eggnog drinks for Christmas. We are always looking for new ideas!
Give this tasty, non alcoholic eggnog cocktail a try. It is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit and put a smile on your face! Enjoy.
Do you have questions about making delicious eggnog drinks for Christmas? Hopefully some of these frequently asked questions and answers will help!
What alcohol is with eggnog?
Brandy is considered the traditional alcohol to mix into eggnog. However, most eggnog is made with rum. Of course, we like eggnog with no alcohol at all. You will taste the delicious flavors of the eggnog much more if you skip the alcohol.
What mixes well with eggnog?
Lots of alcohol goes well with eggnog. Bourbon, rum, brandy, whiskey and rye will all mix well in eggnog. Skip the alcohol and just mix eggnog with coffee, ginger beer or serve it straight over ice. You don’t need an alcoholic mixer to make great eggnog.
Does eggnog have alcohol?
Eggnog typically has alcohol. Our eggnog is alcohol free and way more delicious. You will enjoy all the flavorful spices of eggnog when you skip the alcohol.
How do you drink eggnog?
You can drink eggnog chilled, served over ice or warmed in a mug. Add a splash of ginger beer or club soda for a fizzy eggnog drink. Pour eggnog into coffee or froth then add espresso it to make an eggnog latte. Pour eggnog over vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat.
Why is eggnog only sold at Christmas?
Most people enjoy eggnog served warm. This makes it a great drink to enjoy in the winter months. The ingredients in eggnog use to be quite expensive. Luxury eggnog was saved for Christmas when families would treat themselves to a warm, pricey drink.
Can pregnant women drink eggnog?
Eggnog used to be made with raw or undercooked eggs. This would not be safe for a pregnant woman to drink. Our eggnog is fully cooked and therefore safe for anyone who is pregnant. Most commercially sold eggnogs are also pasteurized and cooked. Just be sure to buy non-alcoholic eggnog!