Effortless Eggnog Recipe
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Effortless Eggnog Recipe

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Effortless Eggnog offers delicious traditional flavor without any eggs! There’s no food safely worry about raw eggs, and anyone with egg allergies can enjoy this mixture. You can use sugarless pudding mix and low fat milk in the recipe if you wish. It’s also good “spiked,” if you are so inclined.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/2 gallon cold milk, divided
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant French vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 110 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (13g sugars, trace fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a large bowl, whisk 3/4 cup milk and pudding mix until smooth. Whisk in the sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in the remaining milk. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 16 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Effortless Eggnog in Taste of Home December/January 2006, p39

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"I have been making this for several years. I don't eat eggs but happen to like Eggnog. This was a great alternative. I use Sugar Free Pudding, Xylitol and 1/2&1/2."

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2013

"As written, the recipe has an eggnog sort of flavor, but it lacks the richness and full breadth of flavor of the real thing. I would never make it again. However, if you double the nutmeg, double the sugar, and replace 1 cup of milk with 1 cup of heavy cream.... *that* is something I will make again and again."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"My family loved this recipe...thanks!!"

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

"it tasted very good I only tried it before I put it in the fridge though but it tasted awesome!"

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"When store bought Eggnog became too expensive, I looked through my old Taste of Home issues to find this. It is so much better than the store bought, I wish I had made it before! And healthier too - use organic milk! We will definately use this again and again!"

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