Spoon-Up Homemade Eggnog Recipe
Spoon-Up Homemade Eggnog

Spoon-Up Homemade Eggnog Recipe

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Spoon-Up Homemade Eggnog
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This recipe produces thick, creamy eggnog that's just a little looser than whipped cream — so dense you can stand a spoon up in it! If you don't do alcohol, you can omit it from the recipe below or add a half teaspoon of rum extract at a time until the flavor reaches your liking.
Serves: 12-15
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 5 tablespoons Southern Comfort
  • 3 tablespoons spiced rum
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  1. In the very clean bowl of an electric mixer with a very clean whisk attachment, whip the egg whites until they're foamy. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar while the mixer continues to run. Whip the whites to stiff, glossy peaks. Set these aside.
  2. Beat the egg yolks with an electric mixer until they’re starting to lighten. Beat in the rest of the sugar slowly until the yolks are thicker and lighter in color. Beat in the vanilla extract, nutmeg, cinnamon, milk, Southern Comfort, and spiced rum. Fold the egg whites into this mixture with a whisk.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip the 2 cups of heavy whipping cream to stiff peaks. Whisk the whipped cream into your egg mixture. Chill and whisk well before each time you serve. Serve with a sprinkle of nutmeg on top and a "spoon up" in the middle!


10 Comments on Spoon-Up Homemade Eggnog

  1. sue|theviewfromgreatisland
    November 22, 2015 at 8:15 pm (9 years ago)

    OK I’m ready for an egg nog throw-down, I’m posting my famous egg nog next week, but I have to admit, it’s not exactly spoon up!

    • Julie Ruble
      November 22, 2015 at 10:41 pm (9 years ago)

      Thanks Sue! Can’t wait to see your eggnog!

  2. Lori in NC
    November 22, 2015 at 10:13 pm (9 years ago)

    I went over to your instagram, and for a second, I thought Byrd was needlefelted. 🙂 I love your critters, and the eggnog looks delicious!

    • Julie Ruble
      November 22, 2015 at 10:40 pm (9 years ago)

      LOL! She does have that look, doesn’t she?! But I’m not that good 😉 Thanks Lori!

  3. Catherine
    November 23, 2015 at 7:50 am (9 years ago)

    Dear Julie, what a delicious holiday treat. My daughter would love this especially. Pinning for later, and have a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday dear. xoxo, Catherine

  4. Richa
    November 23, 2015 at 9:17 am (9 years ago)

    I’ve never tried Eggnog and I know, that’s like living under a tree or something! But I really can’t wait to try your recipe 🙂

  5. Marissa @ OMG FOOD
    November 23, 2015 at 1:47 pm (9 years ago)

    Beautiful photos! Egg nog is one of my few, favorite things about this season and I have yet to make it myself, but that may have to change now. I’m hosting a small holiday party in a couple weeks and I’m thinking this would make a great treat. Thanks for sharing! <3

  6. Joanna
    November 23, 2015 at 4:33 pm (9 years ago)

    Looks delicious and very festive! And thanks for posting the non-alcoholic version, too 🙂

  7. a snowsprite
    December 13, 2015 at 9:13 pm (8 years ago)

    Oh my goodness. I can see how a spoon would definitely stand up in that. Sounds delish. I’ll have to try this some time so my poor mixer doesn’t feel like I’ve abandoned it.

  8. Cathy
    December 21, 2015 at 6:05 pm (8 years ago)

    Glad I finally tracked down this recipe. You finally got on the AB train! I will need to try you vesion.


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