Best Homemade Eggnog Recipe For The Holidays

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Fall is full effect and earlier this week I shared with y’all my Mulled wine recipe so this week I am sharing with you my favorite Eggnog recipe. 

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill traditional eggnog but delicious Jamaican eggnog or as some people like to call it Caribbean eggnog.  Y’all know anything from the Caribbean just tastes better!

With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s time to start making all of our favorite holiday cocktails that we only drink during November and December. 

Eggnog is one of those cocktails that you absolutely love or hate.  There is no in-between! 

If you will be entertaining this holiday season, try serving up this recipe for Jamaican eggnog.  I spent Christmas in Jamaica a few years ago and the Caribbean eggnog had a different flavor and was slightly sweeter. 

I wrote down the recipe and I’ve been preparing it every holiday season because this traditional eggnog recipe with a Jamaican twist is just what your holiday party needs. 

I actually never tasted eggnog until I met my husband 8 years ago.  My husband would tell me countless stories about how as a kid he and his sister Kia drink up as much virgin eggnog as they could.  I didn’t even know that eggnog was a “spiked” drink until I was an adult.

Before serving, top off with a sprinkle of nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.  Remember to serve chilled.  Enjoy!!!

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Jamaican Eggnog Recipe

Best Eggnog Recipe

Jamaican Eggnog is a traditional holiday drink made with eggs (hence the name), milk, cream, spices like nutmeg and vanilla, and fortified with rum, whisky, and/or brandy.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 7 Egg Yolks
  • 1½ cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 8 ounces of Vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ cup Jamaican Dark Rum
  • ¼ cup Bourbon
  • ½ Dark Brown Sugar
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon


Separate the eggs, set aside the yolks. In a large mixing bowl, and the egg yolks and the brown sugar, whisk on medium speed until its well combined and is a creamy texture. Set aside.

Next, in a large saucepan, on medium heat, add the whole milk and heavy cream. Bring to a light steam (do not overheat or allow to boil).

Slowly pour the warm milk into the mixing bowl on low speed. Once well combined, whisk until smooth.

Lastly, add the rum and bourbon, vanilla, spices and vanilla ice cream. Whisk on medium speed for 2 minutes. From the mixing bowl, strain into the serving pitcher. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Serve cold.


The Jamaican eggnog recipe calls to make it the day beforehand. This allows the flavors and the alcohol to blend before serving!

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375Total Fat: 4gCholesterol: 48mgSugar: 12gProtein: 5g

What is Eggnog?

Eggnog is pretty much synonymous with Christmas. Nobody ever drinks eggnog any other time of the year.  

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Whether you love it or hate it, you probably don’t even know what’s in it and you pick up a carton from the grocery store and add your own booze to it.  

I hope you enjoyed one of my favorite holiday adult cocktails. If you are on a diet or watching your caloric intake – this my friend is not the cocktail for you!  

Is eggnog part of your family holiday tradition?  If so, how do you like it – spiked or virgin? with whipped egg whites or without?

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  1. I have never tried Eggnog, I don’t like eggs or milk so I guess I probably wouldn’t like it. But my family loves it, but they buy it from the store. I will have to share this recipe with them. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Truth moment…I’ve never been excited about egg nog. But when I saw that Bacardi rum…this may help. My husband also loves whisky, Maybe…

  3. I have never been an eggnog fan. It has actually been over 30 years since I have even tried it. Maybe I’ll give it a try this Christmas. We’ll see.

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