Spiced-Spiked-Eggnog (Homemade)

Spiced-Spiked-Eggnog is a flavorful cozy-warm drink that’s perfect for Holiday celebrations. It’s filled with aromatic flavors that’s sure to please anyone and everyone. spiced-spiked-eggnog-3Eggnog is one drink that almost screams Holidays and is traditionally made using milk, cream, eggs, some sorta spirit, vanilla and some nutmeg or cinnamon (either can be debated about 🙂. Till date, I’ve had many versions of it but I love the spiced version of Eggnog the best. There’s something really magical the way the spices-rum (in this recipe)-other ingredients mix to give this rich, flavorful taste. Of Course, you can still be delighted by having the original more traditional version, but give this one a try – I PROMISE, you won’t be disappointed.Spiced-Spiked-Eggnog-5I started making this version almost 6 yrs ago and haven’t changed anything in then recipe since then. It’s so simple and your kitchen actually smells divine. The slow cooking or I could say mixing of milk with spices releases this very Holiday-ish smell. The spices which we are using is mild and mix amazingly with each other. If you want, you can make a dry mixture after roasting these spices and just use it next time to make any of your holiday treats.Spiced-Spiked-Eggnog-7For my vegan friends, who would like to have it, please use plain almond/cashew milk (not coconut or soy) as that goes best with this combination. I guess, its the nut milk that enhances and mixed well with the spices.
So, I’m making a HUGE batch of this eggnog to enjoy with friends & family this holiday. This particular recipe needs to be consumed on the day it’s made.spiced-eggnog

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Yields 5


2 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

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3 Cups Milk - I'm using full fat milk

1 Cup Cream

1 Cup Rum

1/2 Cup Sugar - you can use sugar substitute or honey

2 Eggs

1 Tbsp Vanilla Essence


1 Whole Cinnamon Stick

6-7 Cloves

5 Black Pepper Corn

4-5 Star Anise

2 Pinch of Nutmeg

Cinnamon Powder for Sprinkling


  1. In a saucepan, heat milk along with all the spices, after the first boil, reduce the heat to low and cook for 6 minutes (stirring every 2 minutes).
  2. Now add vanilla essence, bring to a boil and turn off the heat.
  3. Strain the content the milk mixture.
  4. In a blender, add eggs, rum, sugar, milk mixture and pulse to form a smooth mix.
  5. Now add cream and pulse one last time.
  6. Transfer to serving glasses, sprinkle with some powdered cinnamon and serve fresh.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Drinks

24 Replies to "Spiced-Spiked-Eggnog (Homemade)"

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    CarolineVieyra December 20, 2015 (3:11 am)
    I usually hate eggnog. May try as anything with alcohol piques my interest ha ha
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      Molly Kumar December 22, 2015 (7:09 am)
      Lolz, Definitely give them a try - they are truely Yummm!!!
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    Marisa Franca @ All Our Way December 20, 2015 (12:18 pm)
    I love egg nog -- and then if you spike it?? Well, that will make me extra happy :-) Since I'm the only one who likes it in my family I think I'll just whip up a batch to enjoy in the evenings in front of the fire YUM!! Thank you for the inspiration!!
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      Molly Kumar December 22, 2015 (7:34 am)
      I'm so glad, you liked the recipe. It's actually perfect to be consumed quickly and you just just half the recipe to make a small batch :) Thanks for visiting.
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    Kim December 20, 2015 (5:04 pm)
    Looks yummy and I LOVE the pictures....so festive and pretty:)
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    Bianca December 20, 2015 (5:55 pm)
    Okay, so thank you SOOO much for this post. My hubby absolutely loves eggnog like you wouldn't believe. And i've never heard of it being spiced!!!! I'm totally making this for him!
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      Molly Kumar December 22, 2015 (7:56 am)
      That would be Awesome, Definitely give it a try. The spices are really light, so goes great with Eggnog - Thanks for visiting.
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    Kari December 21, 2015 (2:13 am)
    Yummy! I always drink my eggnog while eating cookie dough. :)
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      Molly Kumar December 21, 2015 (4:30 am)
      Thats sounds like a fun combination Kari :)
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    The Southern Thing December 21, 2015 (4:35 am)
    What a great holiday drink!
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    Vicky @ Avocdo Pesto December 21, 2015 (4:16 pm)
    Love the use of spices in this! sounds delicious. I've always wanted to try making my own egg nog!
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      Molly Kumar December 22, 2015 (6:45 am)
      Thanks Vicky, it actually tastes really good n easy too :)
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    Shadi December 21, 2015 (5:00 pm)
    Looks wonderful! I love eggnog!
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    Kylee @ Kylee Cooks December 21, 2015 (9:58 pm)
    That looks so awesome - love the presentation!
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    Framed Recipes December 21, 2015 (10:45 pm)
    So festive. And it is true that Christmas does not feel like Christmas without Eggnog. - Sreelatha
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      Molly Kumar December 22, 2015 (6:46 am)
      Seriously, its such a Must have - Thanks for visiting Sreelatha :)
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    Amanda December 22, 2015 (6:13 am)
    I love these photos! I've never heard of Star Anise before. Thanks for sharing. :)
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      Molly Kumar December 22, 2015 (11:26 pm)
      Thanks Amanda. Star anise is a very beautiful n flavorful spice that adds a delicious twist :)
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    Hil December 22, 2015 (5:28 pm)
    I've never made eggnog before, alcoholic or non, this looks tasty! I would love it if you came to link up at our party: http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/category/bloggers-spotlight/ It's a link party and pin-up party, two parties in one! All posts will get pinned to our group pinterest board.
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      Molly Kumar December 22, 2015 (11:24 pm)
      Thanks so much for visiting and would love to join the link-up :)

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