Egg Nog Ice Cream

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  • Enjoy the flavors of the season with creamy Egg Nog Ice Cream – a fun and festive Christmas dessert made with just 6 ingredients in 5 minutes!

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    Calling all egg nog fans – this is the treat for you! Now you can have thick, creamy egg nog in ice cream form! Egg Nog Ice Cream is incredible on it’s own, but elevates cakes, cookies and pies, too!

    egg nog ice cream

    I know, I know, you can purchase Egg Nog 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!

    egg nog ice cream recipe

    The only thing you won’t like about this Egg Nog 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!

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    Is There Alcohol is Egg Nog Ice Cream?

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

    egg nog ice cream with bourbon

    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!

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    How to Make Egg Nog Ice Cream

    Eggnog Ice Cream is so easy to make. You just beat heavy cream until it becomes thick (I highly recommend not skipping this step for the creamiest Eggnog Ice Cream).

    eggnog ice cream recipe

    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!

    egg nog ice cream

    More Easy Ice Cream Recipes

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

    egg nog ice cream with cinnamon stick

    If you love this Eggnog Ice Cream as much as we do, please leave a 5 star review in the comments below!

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    5 from 5 votes

    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!

    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword christmas, dessert, easy dessert, eggnog, ice cream, thanksgiving
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 12


    • 2 c heavy cream
    • 10 oz can sweetened condensed milk
    • 2 c eggnog
    • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
    • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
    • 3 Tbsp bourbon


    1. Beat heavy cream until peaks form.

    2. Blend in sweetened condensed milk, eggnog, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

    3. Add 1-3 Tbsp boubon (to taste).

    4. Pour into a 1 1/2 lb loaf pan or any freezer safe dish and freeze until solid - about 4+ hours.

    Recipe Notes

    Adjust bourbon to taste.

    Sprinkle cinnamon or nutmeg on top to garnish.

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