Eggnog or milk punch is a typical English Christmas recipe. It is based on eggs, milk and cream and mostly flavoured with brandy and spices.


During this period of the year, you might already have been overloaded with Glühwein, Glögg, or lots of other Christmas drinks. To create a different taste, eggnog is a very easy and versatile alternative. You can serve it warm or cold and with so many variations in spices, just great!

Ingredients (for 2 glasses, be prepared to scale up!):

  • 125 ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • 30 ml cream
  • 30 gram sugar
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar (8gr)
  • 2 coffeespoons whisky liquor (you can also do any coffee liquor or speculates liquor)
  • spices: nutmeg, clove (for other tips, see below)


  • Mix the egg with the sugar and the vanilla sugar, until creamy.
  • Heat the milk, until the vapour comes off, but be sure not to let it cook!
  • Add the egg mixture to the hot milk, and stir constantly.
  • Keep mixing for a few minutes, until the consistency is changing to thicker and smoother.
  • Add the cream, liquor and spices, while constantly mixing.
  • Put it in the refrigerator for a few hours to let the spices work.

Now you have so many ways to serve it. For example as a dessert with some whipped cream and beaten nuts or speculate to make it crunchy. Or if you have something left, why not just adding a spoon to your coffee? Or make a “latte eggnog macchiato”.

You may also decide to serve it as a hot sauce with ice. Maybe in combination with some hot chocolate sauce and Bresilienne.

There is also a lot of potential in different combinations of spices. Why not with vanilla and cinnamon for a sweeter taste?

Or on a cold day, you may warm it and then go outside and drink it while standing around a wood fire.

For the Dutch version of this recipe, please have a look at “Gerechtenweb

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