Spiced Spiked Eggnog – Homemade Eggnog Recipe using Rum

Spiced Spiked Eggnog – Homemade Eggnog Recipe using Rum is a flavorful cozy-warm drink that’s perfect for Holiday celebrations. It’s filled with aromatic flavors that are 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 (you gotta try this Spiced Spiked Eggnog – Homemade Eggnog Recipe to find out WHY).

There’s something really magical the way the spiced-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. (You can also look at some of my other Quick Christmas Recipes –>  Here <—


I started making this Spiced Spiked Eggnog version almost 6 yrs ago and haven’t changed anything in the 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.

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For 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.







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.
10709 cal
827 g
1038 g
86 g

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26 Replies to "Spiced Spiked Eggnog - Homemade Eggnog Recipe using Rum"

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    Sherry December 16, 2017 (10:48 am)
    Can you make this without the Star anise?
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      Molly Kumar December 17, 2017 (12:46 pm)
      Hi Sherry, yes, you can make them without 'Star Anise' - Thanks, Molly :)
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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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    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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    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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    Kylee @ Kylee Cooks December 21, 2015 (9:58 pm)
    That looks so awesome - love the presentation!
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    Shadi December 21, 2015 (5:00 pm)
    Looks wonderful! I love eggnog!
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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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    The Southern Thing December 21, 2015 (4:35 am)
    What a great holiday drink!
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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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    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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    Kim December 20, 2015 (5:04 pm)
    Looks yummy and I LOVE the pictures....so festive and pretty:)
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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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    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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