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Effortless Eggnog Recipe

Effortless Eggnog Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 110 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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Piperdell User ID: 8171047 215383
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."

HeatherHH User ID: 1550099 61772
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."

EATMESWEETS User ID: 2371755 150710
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

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

terbear94 User ID: 1995419 64087
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2011

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

Sugarbearchef User ID: 4480824 130952
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!"

Elijo_TN User ID: 383 150708
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"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."

ArgyleVsPlaid User ID: 5645545 66536
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2010

"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 ;)"

thepeavysix User ID: 1340034 130119
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"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!"

bingoqueen63 User ID: 750220 61723
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"I have been making this with chocolate pudding, and adding a few Tblsp. Cocoa for chocolate milk for years and making the egg nog one for the last few holidays. It's really delicious. I don't add any extra sugar."

sjm2526 User ID: 4646250 57879
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2009

"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!"

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