I share how to make homemade egg-free eggnog that everyone will love (and go back for seconds~and thirds)! This is a hit at EVERY holiday party!
What is traditional eggnog?
Eggnog is a milk-based beverage, often called “milk punch,” and is one of the most common holiday drinks during Winter. It is rich, creamy, and custard-based with the addition of cream and eggs. It is seasoned with spices and sometimes spiked with alcohol~typically rum.
Do you serve eggnog hot or cold?
Typically, eggnog is served cold, but it can be enjoyed warm as well. It can be heated straight from the refrigerator and served just like hot cocoa. Topped with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon, it will warm both bodies and hearts after a long day in the snow.
What does eggnog taste like?
Eggnog tastes very much like custard, and its thick consistency comes from milk and heavy whipping cream. It is sweet, rich, and spicy with notes of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. If rum is added, it will have an alcoholic flavor as well.
Can you make eggnog without eggs?
Technically, most if not all eggnog contains egg yolks or egg whites; however, you can make an egg-free milk punch that tastes as good, creamy, spicy, and delicious as traditional eggnog. My recipe is delicious, and it has NO EGGS!!!
Why make egg free eggnog?
Personally, I have an aversion to any recipe containing raw or uncooked eggs. Even though pasteurized eggs are unlikely to cause food poisoning, I am not willing to risk it. Not only that, but I don’t like the thought of consuming raw eggs, much less drinking them! This homemade egg free eggnog recipe is so rich and delicious, no one will miss the eggs one bit!!!
How do you make egg-free eggnog taste like eggnog?
There are several ingredients and tips for making homemade egg-free eggnog that is creamy and rich like traditional eggnog. Here are the most important things.
- French vanilla instant pudding is KEY! It adds thickness and a “custard” flavor.
- Whole milk will yield the best results, but 2% will work also (just won’t be as thick).
- Nutmeg, allspice, and ginger give the traditional eggnog flavor. Rum is optional.
- Blending in a blender breaks up the pudding and disperses it well with the other ingredients.
- Chilling in the fridge for at least one hour allows flavors to “set” and eggnog to thicken.
Make egg-free eggnog festive and lovely!
For a Christmas or holiday gathering, egg-free eggnog can take center stage by being the pretties, most delicious beverage at the table. Pour the eggnog from a lovely glass carafe or spoon from a punch bowl. Use clear or holiday-themed cups or mugs. Add a heaping portion of whipping cream and red and green sprinkles (the more the merrier)!!! Your guests will rave!!!
Homemade Egg-Free Eggnog Recipe
- 5 cups whole or 2% milk
- 1/3-1/2 cup simple syrup (or sugar)
- 1 (3.4 oz) package instant French vanilla pudding mix
- 1 TB vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp allspice (may sub cinnamon)
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- whipping cream
- In large bowl, pour milk and all other ingredients.
- Stir mixture to comibne; pour into large blender.
- Blend on high for 1 minute.
- Pour into large glass carafe or pitcher.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
- Serve in mugs; garnish with whipping cream & sprinkles!
Nutrition InformationYield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 163Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 13mgSodium 233mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 0gSugar 28gProtein 4g
Watch me make homemade egg free eggnog.
Happy holidays from my home to yours!
I hope this recipe and others from Family Savvy make your Christmas and holidays more special (and less stressful). As always, thank so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!
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