Traditional Eggnog

TRADITIONAL EGGNOG is so much better than store bought! It’s a creamy Christmas drink recipe for homemade eggnog that is a must make for the holidays. 

3 glasses of traditional eggnog garnished with freshly grated nutmeg and star anise pods

Homemade Traditional Eggnog

If you’re not a fan of Eggnog but have only had the store bought version that comes in a carton, this post is for you!! That was me…going through life thinking I wasn’t a fan of this awesome Christmas tradition. I thought it was too sweet and just overall not for me.

That all changed when my Mom showed up to our house with a pitcher of her now famous Tradtional Eggnog and made me taste it. I protested by saying I knew I didn’t like Eggnog, but she didn’t take no for an answer…and I’m so glad! This version is different. It’s rich and full of flavor, not just sweetness, and is SO smooth and delicious. What have I been missing all my post 21 year old life?!!!fresh nutmeg being grated into glasses of traditional eggnog

photo collage showing glasses of homemade traditional alcoholic eggnog

We used pasteurized eggs to make this traditional version because after testing it both ways, Mom decided she liked the uncooked egg version best. It’s also easier. Most people say Eggnog is safe either way, but using pasteurized eggs just takes the stress out of the equation. Mom talks a lot more about the research she did in her blog post with the recipe. One brand I really like is Safest Choice Eggs. They make using raw eggs safe and delicious.

photo collage of glasses of homemade traditional eggnog with star anise floating in the glasses

beautiful overhead image looking down on 4 glasses and a pitcher full of homemade traditional eggnog. Glasses are garnished with pieces of star anise and ground nutmeg

This may not be an actual hot drink, but it certainly warms on its way down. I just love the complex flavors, the touch of sweet, the smooth creaminess, and the way it immediately makes you think of the holidays. I’m so glad we finally realized that making it at home is actually pretty easy and OH so tasty. So much better than buying it from a store. You won’t believe the difference.

glasses and a pitcher full of traditional eggnog, made at home

overhead photo of glasses of homemade eggnog garnished with star anise and nutmeg

Click HERE to get our TRADITIONAL EGGNOG recipe, straight from my Mom’s site, Simply Sated! Merry Christmas!


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