Eggnog Ice Cream

LAST UPDATED: Nov 22, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Nov 27, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

Enjoy the flavors of the season with creamy Eggnog Ice Cream – a fun and festive Christmas dessert made with just 6 ingredients in 5 minutes! A no churn ice cream recipe that’s perfect for the holidays.

eggnog ice cream served in a small white bowl

Calling all eggnog fans – this is the treat for you! Now you can have thick, creamy egg nog in ice cream form! Eggnog Ice Cream is incredible on it’s own, but elevates cakes, cookies and pies, too! I’ve also made a homemade eggnog whipped cream that is so good on coffees, desserts and more.

I love sharing cute and easy ideas for your holiday celebrations- my cranberry and orange sweet bread is a classic reader fave, and these reindeer brownies are another oh-so-simple treat option you’ll love! Don’t skip my round-up of fifty of the BEST Christmas cookie recipes, too! 

I know, I know, you can purchase Eggnog Ice Cream in stores, but let’s be honest, they’re not that creamy or flavorful. Nothing compares to this easy Eggnog Ice Cream recipe!

To Make This Eggnog Ice Cream Recipe, You Will Need:

Just a handful of ingredients are needed to make this delicious no churn holiday ice cream!

  • Heavy cream
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Eggnog
  • Spices: Cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Bourbon: Your favorite brand

eggnog ice cream being scooped out of a tin

How to Make This Eggnog Ice Cream Recipe

It only takes 5 minutes to make this homemade ice cream recipe!

  1. Beat heavy cream until peaks form.
  2. Blend in sweetened condensed milk, eggnog, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Add 1-3 Tbsp bourbon (to taste).
  4. Pour into a 1 1/2 lb loaf pan or any freezer safe dish and freeze until solid – about 4+ hours.

What To Serve With Eggnog Ice Cream

This ice cream is delicious by itself, but it’s great when served alongside cakes, brownies and pies. Try it with:

An icecream scoop

An Easy No Churn Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

The only thing you won’t like about this Eggnog Ice Cream Recipe is that you’ll want to sip it right there and then rather than wait a few hours for it to freeze, but I promise you, it’s worth the wait!

This Christmas surprise your guests with homemade Eggnog Ice Cream – they’d never know it only took you a few minutes to make!

Is There Alcohol in This Ice Cream?

You can make Eggnog Ice Cream alcohol free or spike it with bourbon, whiskey or rum! I use bourbon and it adds just a hint of irresistible flavor!

Don’t have any alcohol on hand? Don’t fret! Did you know most grocery and liquor stores as well as gas stations have miniature flight sized bottles for about $1? They’re perfect for recipes like this! If you don’t see them, just ask. They’re often behind the guest service counter. It’s just the right size for a recipe like this!

egg nog ice cream scooped into a small bowl

The History Behind Eggnog

By the way – I had to google to see if egg nog was one word or two and while it’s most often used as one, it can be two and is often searched that way. Along the way I learned some fun history about eggnog! Nog means “strong ale”, so it’s only right that I blended in a little bourbon.

The wood mugs it (along with other alcohol) was frequently served in were called “noggins”. There’s so much history in the wintery drink and in my opinion it’s even better in ice cream form!

If you love all things eggnog, you’ll also love these (Gooey Butter) Eggnog Cookies! They’re so good!

The frozen dessert in a tin with a scooper

Top Tips To Make This Recipe

  • Whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks have formed. You can use an electric whisk for this or do it by hand, but will take a bit longer.
  • Allow enough time for the eggnog ice cream to freeze – it will take around 4 hours.
  • Store the ice cream in the freezer in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap.
  • This homemade ice cream is best eaten within a week or two.
  • Adjust bourbon to taste.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon or nutmeg on top to garnish.

The dessert served in a white bowl

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eggnog ice cream

Egg Nog Ice Cream

Enjoy the flavors of the season with creamy Egg Nog Ice Cream - a fun and festive Christmas dessert made with just 5 ingredients in 5 minutes!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Freezing time: 4 hours
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 12
Calories: 259.57kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 10 ounces can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups eggnog
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon

Instructions

  • Beat heavy cream until peaks form.
  • Blend in sweetened condensed milk, eggnog, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Add 1-3 Tbsp boubon (to taste).
  • Pour into a 1 1/2 lb loaf pan or any freezer safe dish and freeze until solid - about 4+ hours.

Notes

  • Whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks have formed. You can use an electric whisk for this or do it by hand, but will take a bit longer.
  • Allow enough time for the ice cream to freeze - it will take around 4 hours.
  • Store the ice cream in the freezer in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap.
  • This homemade ice cream is best eaten within a week or two.
  • Adjust bourbon to taste.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon or nutmeg on top to garnish.

Nutrition

Calories: 259.57kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.53g | Protein: 4.62g | Fat: 18.55g | Saturated Fat: 11.56g | Cholesterol: 87.35mg | Sodium: 68.01mg | Potassium: 187.25mg | Fiber: 0.09g | Sugar: 16.34g | Vitamin A: 733.38IU | Vitamin C: 1.49mg | Calcium: 149.16mg | Iron: 0.13mg
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