No-Churn Eggnog Soft-Serve Ice Cream

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + freezing


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 13, 2023
As a fanatical lover of all things eggnog, I like to say that this soft-serve eggnog ice cream stole my heart. Served with gingerbread or holiday cookies, it's bound to find a place in your heart as well. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia
No-Churn Eggnog Soft-Serve Ice Cream Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups eggnog
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup spiced rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender; process until thickened, 1-2 minutes.
    Transfer to freezer containers, allowing headspace for expansion. Freeze until firm, several hours or overnight.

Eggnog Ice Cream Tips

Can you make eggnog ice cream without rum?

You can certainly make this ice cream without the rum, if you prefer! However, your ice cream may be a touch firmer, as the alcohol keeps this no-churn ice cream soft and creamy in the freezer. To keep it soft without the alcohol, you can substitute a few tablespoons of vanilla or rum extract (which will affect the flavor), or increase the amount of heavy whipping cream slightly, as the butterfat in the cream does not freeze too hard.

How long does eggnog ice cream last?

Ice cream’s flavor and texture can degrade in your freezer over time, so it’s best to eat it within 1 month. We guarantee this eggnog ice cream will not last that long, though! Store your ice cream in a shallow, airtight, lidded container, preferably made of glass, metal or freezer-safe plastic. In a pinch, loaf pans or pie plates work quite well—just make sure all of your ice cream will fit the container and that you can keep it tightly covered to prevent freezer burn. Check out some of the ice cream products we recommend, including storage containers.

What can you mix into eggnog ice cream?

Once your ice cream has frozen to a point where it can be softly stirred, crumble up Biscoff cookies or amaretti and swirl the crumbs into the eggnog ice cream for an extra bit of flavor and texture. For a real holiday treat, add crumbled pieces of gingerbread!

Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 222 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.