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Homemade Eggnog

Inspired by this recipe on Jamie Oliver's website (https://www.jamieoliver.com/news-and-features/features/best-eggnog-recipe/)
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 1 litre whole milk*
  • 5-6 whole eggs
  • 130 g sugar
  • 120 ml spiced rum
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2-4 cloves
  • 1 vanilla bean split with seeds scraped out**
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg


  • In a small saucepan with a lid, place the milk/cream, vanilla pod, seeds, and all spices. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, remove, and allow to cool.
  • Steep mixture for 30 minutes.
  • While mixture is steeping, beat the eggs and sugar until lightened in colour.
  • Whisk the milk mixture into the eggs, then add the rum. For a stronger flavour, let the mixture infuse overnight in the fridge.
  • When ready to serve, strain into glasses and garnish with some ground nutmeg. To turn it into an eggnog punch, add scoops of ice cream and some 7-Up.


* Substitute with 3 parts milk, 1 part cream if desired
** Substitute with 0.5-1 tsp vanilla bean paste, or extract