Get in the spirit this holiday season and make your own eggnog ice cream. With only four ingredients, this recipe is a must try if you love eggnog!

eggnog ice cream in dish with cinnamon stick

Today I took a break from all my cookie decorating and pulled out my ice cream maker to make some eggnog ice cream. Topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg, this dessert will without a doubt get you in the holiday spirit!

Eggnog is one of my favorite flavors to experiment with this time of year. It’s so creamy and delicious, I love incorporating it into my baking (did you see the cupcakes I made?) The flavor lends itself well to desserts so it’s no surprise that I was eager to try making ice cream with it.

hand holding ice cream scoop scooping ice cream out of pan

What is eggnog ice cream made of?

This recipe calls for eggnog, heavy cream, condensed milk and vanilla. Eggnog already contains milk or cream, sugar, raw eggs, alcohol and spices. So you just need to add in a few more ice cream ingredients and you’re good to go. Simply mix the ingredients together and let your ice cream maker do the work.

Once the ice cream reaches a soft serve consistency, transfer it to a container, cover it and let it freeze for a few hours. Voila! You have eggnog ice cream. Told you it was easy 🙂

eggnog ice cream in dish and bottle of eggnog

What does eggnog taste like?

In my opinion, eggnog tastes like a milk shake spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Yes, there are eggs in it, but the cream, sugar and spices make this more sweet than savory. I’ve also heard people say eggnog tastes like vanilla pudding or melted ice cream.

What else can you do with eggnog?

Eggnog isn’t just for drinking. Clearly you can make ice cream with it, but you can also try these recipes too!

eggnog ice cream in dish and hand serving whipped cream from can

If you ask me, this is the ideal dessert to eat while cozying up by the fireplace and watching Christmas movies. So gather your friends and have an eggnog ice cream party. If you try one of my recipes, be sure to tag @ifyougiveablondeakitchen on social media.

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Get in the spirit this holiday season and make your own eggnog ice cream. With only four ingredients, this recipe is a must try if you love eggnog!
5 (4 ratings)


  • 2 cups eggnog
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can (10 ounce) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or to taste
  • Whipped cream, for garnish
  • Nutmeg, for garnish


  • In a large bowl, combine eggnog, heavy cream, condensed milk, and vanilla until incorporated.
  • Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. It took me 25 minutes to reach a soft-serve consistency.
  • Transfer ice cream to a lidded container. Cover surface with plastic wrap and seal. Freeze ice cream for 3 hours or overnight for best results.
  • Serve ice cream with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
Serving: 0.5cup, Calories: 301kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 105mg, Sodium: 82mg, Potassium: 225mg, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 880IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 177mg, Iron: 1mg

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