8 Eggnog Recipes for a Desi Festive Season

No matter your tastes, there’s an eggnog for everyone. Whether you want to try something new or find something you like, give these fantastic recipes a go.

8 Easy Eggnog Recipes that Everyone can Enjoy

Eggnog makes you want to wrap up by the fire and get cosy

What is eggnog? It’s a rich drink made with milk, eggs and sweetener. It’s thick and creamy, heavy and comforting.

A drink that makes you think of winter. It makes you want to wrap up by the fire and get cosy.

As comforting as plain old eggnog is though, it really can be made so much better.

Check out the below recipes to find out how you can make this drink that much more exciting.

Simple Non-Alcoholic Eggnog


Learn the basics of making your own eggnog with this simple yet delicious method.

Whether you’re looking to serve it on its own or use it as an ingredient for another recipe, it’s a great way to ease yourself into the tasty world of eggnog.

Get started by checking out this recipe here.

Indian Spiked Eggnog


Indian spiked eggnog tastes exactly how it sounds. It uses Puerto Rican rum, coconut milk and condensed milk, and a fun mix of Indian spices,

With cinnamon, cardamom and saffron threads, this drink is rich and a great alternative to the traditional.

Try the recipe from The ABCD’s of Cooking here.

Salted Caramel Eggnog


If you’re looking to put a twist on your existing plain eggnog, then give this salted caramel recipe a try.

The delectable sweetness of salted caramel mixed with the simple comfort of the eggnog creates a rich treat to curl up by the fire with.

Indulge your sweet tooth here.

Raw Vegan Eggnog


Everyone should be able to enjoy the comforting flavours of the festive drink this winter, even if you’re dairy free.

This indulgent vegan recipe uses nuts, dates and cinnamon to create a rich and fragrant drink; you could also use this as an alternative to store-bought eggnog in the following recipes.

Check out this healthier take on eggnog here.

Classic Eggnog Latte


As the homemade twin of Starbucks’ delicious 2016 eggnog latte, this recipe is perfect for recreating your favourite cafe drink at home.

The ideal drink on a cold winter’s morning, give this one a try for a festive take on an ordinary coffee, or you could even try it with the salted caramel recipe for something sweeter.

Make this red-cups worthy recipe here.

Iced Eggnog Latte


If you live somewhere hotter, or you just fancy a change from all the thick, hot drinks this winter then give this iced eggnog latte a go.

Smoother and not as rich as a traditional latte, this drink is ideal if you want something that’s just as festive but a little bit lighter.

Try this spin on the latte here.

Eggnog Pudding


Eggnog doesn’t always have to come in the form of a festive drink – it makes a great ingredient in puddings as well.

Serve up your eggnog in the classiest fashion with this unusual recipe. It’s extremely customisable and easy to follow; try making it for a party or to serve up after Christmas dinner.

Give this unique recipe a try here.

Cookies and Cream Milkshake


Another one for those who fancy something a bit cooler. Try this mouthwatering milkshake recipe for a treat that will satisfy any sweet-tooth.

This recipe is incredibly simple and incredibly satisfying. Make it as it is or replace the Oreos with your favourite biscuits for a personalised twist.


  • 125g Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 5 Oreo cookies
  • 250ml Eggnog
  • (Optional) Whipped cream
  • (Optional) Cookies and cream chocolate


  1. Combine the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Serve in tall glasses.
  3. (Optional) Decorate with whipped cream and pieces of cookies and cream chocolate.

There’s something for everyone in this list. Whether you’re just trying it for the first time, or you’re an old hand looking to try something new; whether you want something to warm you up or cool you down.

Delve into the rich world of eggnog with these recipes and truly treat yourself this winter.

Aimee is an International Politics graduate and a foodie who loves being daring and trying new things. Passionate about reading and writing with aspirations to be a novelist, she keeps herself inspired by the saying: “I am, therefore I write.”

Images courtesy of A Sweet Pea Chef, The Cookie Rookie, Texas Monthly, Hexjam, The ABCD's of Cooking, Pillsbury and Fortune.

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