- 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
- 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).
Reviews for Effortless Eggnog
"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."
"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."
"My family loved this recipe...thanks!!"
"it tasted very good I only tried it before I put it in the fridge though but it tasted awesome!"
"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!"
"I have been making this eggnog recipe for several years now and wouldn't make it any other way. It's the best (mock) eggnog recipe I have ever had. I just couldn't make eggnog with eggs and thought that this would be easier and it sure was. It has now become a family favorite."
"I don't eat egg or dairy, and soy nog is so expensive and hard to find. This recipe saved my holidays! I used a dairy-free instant pudding and soymilk, and it tasted delicious. I don't know how it compares to real eggnog, but with a shot of rum in it, I'd say this is a pretty satisfying holiday drink on it's own. And I've found it tastes good in tea ;)"
"I make this recipe every year. It's my go to holiday beverage recipe. Simple to make, delicious and not expensive!! Can't wait to make it again this year!"
"Made this for Christmas Eve last year and it was a big hit. Mixed it all ahead of time and stored in the fridge. Then just shake and serve! Had rum on hand for those who wished for the spiked nog. Will be a tradition in our house for sure!"