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eggnog in two glasses with nutmeg on top with milk, bourbon, and cinnamon sticks

Homemade Southern Eggnog

Creamy, boozy, not too sweet, and SO. GOOD. This Homemade Southern Eggnog is the perfect treat to serve all winter long.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Author: Traci
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • Ground nutmeg for serving
  • Beat egg yolks with 1/4 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy. Set aside.
  • Beat egg whites to soft peaks. Slowly add remaining 1/8 cup sugar and beat to stiff peaks. Set aside.
  • Beat cream to stiff peaks. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, fold egg yolk mixture into cream.
  • Fold in egg whites.
  • Stir in milk and bourbon.
  • Place in covered container and refrigerate.
  • Sprinkle with nutmeg before serving.


  • Make sure to serve this drink ice cold! It tastes so much better.
  • This drink tastes better after sitting in the fridge for a few days.
  • Stir often when storing! It will separate after sitting in the fridge.
  • Don't over beat the cream or egg whites! See the pictures above to know the consistency for each. Over or under beating will ruin the drink.
  • Top with nutmeg before serving!


Serving: 1Calories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 35mgPotassium: 83mgSugar: 11gVitamin A: 441IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.