Christmas is a time of fun and joy spent among your closest friends and family. So we decided to make this time even more fun and spiced it up with some good old Christmas eggnog. 

If you don’t know what eggnog is here are a few important things about this delicious drink:

  • Frothy, creamy eggnog is a festive favourite in England, Canada, and America.
  • This winter drink consists of milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg whites, and egg yolks.
  • There are many versions of the drink, using alcohols like rum, brandy, whiskey, and bourbon.
  • It is believed that Eggnog was developed from posset, (a medieval European beverage made with hot milk) that was curdled with wine or ale and flavoured with spices.
  • The word eggnog is believed to be derived from the word “noggin”. Noggin is a small wooden cup that the drink was served in.
  • In USA December 24th is a National Eggnog Day.
  • The most common spices sprinkled on eggnog are cinnamon and nutmeg.

Preparing eggnog is very easy despite appearances. The drink consists of eggs, milk, spices and alcohol. You can do it the day before serving and refrigerate. Eggnog recommends to all those who like milk-based drinks.

So what are you still waiting for?

Eggnog by CRAVEmonkey

Ingredients for eggnog:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 70g of sugar
  • 1 tbs of vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs of nutmeg (the best is freshly grated)
  • 2 tbs of cinnamon
  • 0,5 l of milk
  • whiskey (optional)


  1. In the beginning, beat the eggs and sugar in a large bowl until the sugar dissolves completely.
  2. Later in a saucepan heat up the milk, add vanilla and cinnamon and nutmeg to it. Bring it to the point of boiling and take off from the stove.
  3. Add small amounts of hot milk mixture to the egg mass, still vigorously whipping. If it is done too quickly, the mass can be weighed.
  4. Pour the mix into a pot and heat to a temperature above 70 degrees (the mass may be frothy). Then remove from the heat, wait until the mass has cooled, cool in the refrigerator.
  5. Before serving, add the whiskey and sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg. If you want to make a version for children, just skip adding whiskey to your drink. Before serving, the egg nog should be heated again.

Here you will find our other options for the Christmas table.

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