Virgin Eggnog

Virgin Eggnog

  • Prep: 4 hr 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total: 4 hr 35 min
  • Serving: 2 quarts

A crowd friendly smooth and creamy holiday eggnog.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons rum flavoring (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Combine the sugar and egg yolks, beat until thickened.
  2. Add the milk to a large saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Beat the milk into the egg yolks and return to the pan over low heat. Stir constantly until the mixture reaches 150 degrees Fahrenheit and is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Strain from the pan into a large bowl and let cool.
  3. Beat the cream until thickened, fold into the egg mixture. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Refrigerate for 4 hours minimum. Serve cold.

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