Mom's Best Spiced Eggnog

This eggnog recipe was the traditional holiday drink while growing up and now it's the traditional drink in my home. I've tried several nog recipes, but to this day this one is still my favorite. Optional: add brandy or liqueur of choice when serving.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
5 cups


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 pinch ground allspice

  • 3 eggs, separated

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 cup half-and-half


  1. Combine sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice in a bowl.

  2. Whip egg whites with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Reduce speed to medium and beat, gradually adding 1/2 of sugar mixture, until stiff peaks form.

  3. Beat egg yolks in a separate bowl until thick and lemon colored. Mix remaining sugar mixture into the yolks. Fold yolk mixture into the egg whites. Add milk and half-and-half; combine gently. Garnish with remaining cinnamon.

Editor's Note:

This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

311 Calories
11g Fat
47g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 311
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 45g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 186mg 14%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 254mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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