Homemade Milk Nog Recipe

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Create an alternative to egg nog with Milk Nog. Spicing up whole milk with cinnamon and nutmeg, sugar and vanilla delivers a refreshing real food drink at home.

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I tasted egg nog for the first time as an adult. I loved it. Later I tried a milk nog blended by a local dairy. I loved it even more. What I love to the nth degree? Being able to make this deliciously refreshing holiday beverage at home on a moment’s notice.

Homemade Milk Nog is really quite simple. It doesn’t require much: whole milk, cream, sweetener, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Whisk it all together and what do you get?

Milk nog!

What is milk nog?

Milk Nog is a great alternative to punch or even regular milk. Sure, it’s got some sweetener in it, but you can be all crunchy by using whatever sweetener you like. I love this made with maple syrup. It’s amazingly good. The perfect holiday treat with very little work.

Be sure to serve it chilled and whip it well before serving. Cheers!

pitcher of milk nog

4 from 1 vote
Homemade Milk Nog Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Create an alternative to egg nog with Milk Nog. Spicing up whole milk with cinnamon and nutmeg, sugar and vanilla delivers a refreshing real food drink at home.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: milk, milk nog, nog
Servings: 8
Calories: 122 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 1 quart whole milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar, maple syrup, or warm honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  1. In a large container or pitcher, whisk all ingredients until well blended. Chill well before serving.
Recipe Notes

You can substitute other types of milk or lower fat if need be.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Milk Nog Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.5g7%
Saturated Fat 3.2g20%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 185mg5%
Carbohydrates 14.7g5%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 15.3g17%
Protein 4.1g8%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Sheila says

    Those cookies look good! What kind are they?

    • Jessica says

      @Sheila, those are a new ginger cookie I made this weekend with my mom. I’ll be posting the recipe later this week on Life as MOM.

  2. cherie says

    Well I’m looking forward to the ginger cookie recipe! This milk nog recipe is just the sort of thing I need – hate seeing my kids drink the processed egg nog at grandma’s house – hate making it a point of argument. It makes my husband ill every time he drinks it too – but they all love it [not me LOL]
    This is a perfect solution – will sell them on it before we go to grandma’s and bring grandma a jug of it as a gift LOL

  3. Yay! This looks great and is a whole lot easier to make than real eggnog.

    Besides, we have one child with an egg-white allergy who wants to devour the macaroons we always make in conjunction with eggnog (gotta do something with all those left over eggwhites, and with her allergy we certainly cannot put them into the eggnog!). So I’m looking forward to trying this.


  4. Karen says

    Love this idea! We used to be able to get a fabulous, but very expensive real eggnog from a certain dairy about 75 miles from here until the only store that sold it closed because of competition from Wally. None of us like the other commercal stuff, but this looks like a brilliant alternative – with healthy natural fats instead of chemicals. Yay!

  5. Debbie says

    My m-i-l makes her own from the Betty Crocker or Better Homes & Gardens cookbook using egg beaters. I never liked egg nog until she made it!

  6. It’s a hit at our house! We skipped the cream because it’s too expensive and too full of calories, but it was still perfect. Thanks!

  7. pinning this for sure! Looks fantastic. Don’t know why it never occurred to me to skip the eggs. The flavor is probably mostly the same.

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