Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Deborah Williams
8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

No need to forgo one of the holidays' favorite indulgences–creamy, rich eggnog. This version gives you all the satisfaction of the full-fat version without the guilt, and it can be made up to a week in advance.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk. Place egg yolks in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk one-third of hot milk mixture into egg yolks. Add yolk mixture to remaining hot milk mixture, stirring with a whisk. Cook over medium heat 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Pour into a pitcher; stir in bourbon, brandy, and vanilla.

Step 2

Cover surface of eggnog with wax paper; refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Garnish with additional nutmeg, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

SDHAYES's Review

February 11, 2013
Can this be made without the alcohol?

sarebear18's Review

September 25, 2012
I've been craving eggnog lately, but its not holiday season so you can't just buy it off the shelf. Instead, I decided to make this recipe. I started off with modest expectations - a LIGHT version of eggnog? How good can it really be. I was shocked!! It is rich and creamy and tastes so close to the real thing. It was also easy to make (took about 30 min start to finish). I added 3 whole cloves to the mixture as it cooked and strained them out with a skimmer just before combining with the egg mixture. I also wanted to make a virgin recipe, so I added a couple tablespoons of bourbon to the milk mixture as I heated it up and boiled off the alcohol. I will definitely be making this again!!

BeckiSue's Review

December 19, 2011
Perfect!! Easily made with ingredients I always have on hand.

ltded1's Review

November 25, 2010
This was easy and tasted great. Made it just as written. I couldn't resist sampling while it was warm so served myself in a pretty martini glass, yum! Even better after it sat overnight, texture was slightly richer and spice had a chance to settle.