My husband has been begging for eggnog. He’s an eggnog junkie.  I have to admit, often times we just get the store bought stuff to feed his craving. But when we really want the good stuff we make it homemade with VanillaPura Mexican/rum vanilla extract.  Because, lets face it, good pure vanilla makes everything better!

Yields 3 cups. I always double!:)


  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp VanillaPura Mexican rum vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of spiced rum. (optional)
  • seeds of one VanillaPura Mexican vanilla bean
  • ground cinnamon, for topping
  • whipped cream, for topping (optional)


  1. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together in a medium bowl until light and creamy.
  2. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the cream, milk, nutmeg, vanilla bean seeds, and salt.
  3. Stir often until mixture reaches a bare simmer.
  4. Add a big spoonful of the hot milk to the egg mixture, whisking vigorously. Repeat, adding a big spoonful at a time, to temper the eggs.
  5. Once all of the hot milk has been added to the eggs, pour the mixture back into the saucepan on the stove.
  6. Whisk constantly until slightly thickened or until mixture reaches 160F.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and the spiced rum. 
  8. Pour into a pitcher or jar and cover with plastic wrap.
  9. Chill at least 3 hours.
  10. Shake or stir before serving.
  11. Top with optional whipped cream and a cinnamon stick  and a sprinkle of cinnamon for garnish.

 Stores in the refrigerator for up to 1 week!

The thickness of eggnog is a personal preference. If this turns out to be too thick for your liking, pour it in the the blender on low for just a few seconds at a time to get the consistency you prefer. 

Here's a video tutorial from one of our live parties:

Kudos to for sharing



This looks amazing and I can’t wait to try. My husband is also an “eggnog junkie”!!! We tried the one called Southern Style Custard. Not a good idea.

— Sandra Bysinger