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2 glasses of crockpot eggnog with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks.

Crockpot Eggnog – The Cookie Rookie®

This Crockpot Eggnog recipe makes the most delicious, creamy, sweetly spiced drink for the holiday season. This gently cooked eggnog is something the whole family can enjoy, and it’s great for parties. Serve it chilled or warmed!

2 glasses of crockpot eggnog with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks.

Slow Cooker Eggnog

Nothing says Christmas like a big glass of creamy eggnog! This festive drink is the best thing to serve at holiday parties, gift exchanges, or just for a special winter treat.

This Crockpot eggnog recipe is the easiest way to make this beverage. It creates the ideal texture, and it’s gently spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg for a little bit of warmth.

Why You’ll Love this Easy Eggnog Recipe:

  • Creamy: The mixture of milk, heavy cream, and egg yolks creates a thick and creamy texture that’s so delightful to sip on.
  • Hands-off: Making eggnog is a slow cooker is so simple. Just add the ingredients and let it cook!
  • Festive: Nothing tastes more festive during the holiday season than a nice glass of traditional eggnog. It’s the perfect thing to serve at Christmas parties!

If you’re usually hesitant to drink eggnog, don’t worry! This recipe gently heats and cooks the eggs, and it can be served chilled or warmed. You’re sure to love this drink!

overhead view of 2 glasses of crockpot eggnog with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks.

How to Make Crockpot Eggnog

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  1. Whisk together egg yolks and sugar until creamy, then add it into the slow cooker with the rest of the eggnog ingredients.
  2. Cover and cook on low, stirring occasionally.
  3. Let the mixture cool in the crockpot, then transfer it into a pitcher and let it chill in the refrigerator.
  4. Pour and serve when ready to enjoy!
2 glasses of crockpot eggnog with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks.
What is eggnog?

Eggnog is a rich, sweetened beverage made with milk, cream, sugar, and eggs. During the holidays, it is enjoyed with spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. It can be served chilled or warm.

Where did eggnog originate?

While its exact origins are not known, eggnog is believed to have originated in medieval Britain.

Does eggnog have raw eggs?

Traditionally, eggnog is made with raw unpasteurized eggs. However, in this recipe, we’re heating it up in a crockpot, which will pasteurize it and make it totally safe!

What does eggnog taste like?

Eggnog is sweet and creamy, like a custard or sweet cream ice cream. It has notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, which make it taste warmly spiced.

Is eggnog alcoholic?

Nope! It is nonalcoholic, but you can certainly add alcohol if you like.

What alcohol goes in eggnog?

Brandy is the most traditional spirit, but you can also add rum or cognac. Any warm, spicy alcohol works well.

How is eggnog made?

There are two ways to make eggnog. You can either make it raw by simply whisking the ingredients together or you can cook it. In this recipe, we are gently cooking it to pasteurize the eggs.

Is eggnog good for you?

Eggnog packs a significant amount of fat, sugar, and calories, so it is best enjoyed in moderation.

Can you drink eggnog while pregnant?

This cooked eggnog is perfectly safe to consume while pregnant, as long as you keep it non-alcoholic. The raw varieties of eggnog are not safe for pregnant women, as they can cause illnesses such as salmonella.

How long does eggnog last?

Homemade eggnog will last for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Can you freeze eggnog?

Yes! Eggnog can be frozen for up to 6 months.

What should I do with the leftover egg whites from making eggnog?

It’d be a shame to waste 8 perfectly good egg whites, so plan to make meringue cookies, pavlovas, or macarons!

Once this crockpot eggnog is ready to serve, pour it into a glass, add some whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg on top. I like adding a cinnamon stick into each glass for extra garnish, but that’s totally up to you.

2 glasses of crockpot eggnog with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks.

Storage Instructions

Store leftover crockpot eggnog in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Enjoy cold or warm.

Freezing Instructions

Freeze eggnog in an airtight container with ½-inch of space at the top to expand as it freezes. It will keep for up to 6 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before enjoying.

Variations

  • Pumpkin: Add ½ cup of pumpkin puree and swap the cinnamon and nutmeg for pumpkin pie spice.
  • Peppermint: Add 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract. Garnish with crushed or whole candy canes.
  • Gingerbread: Add ½ teaspoon of ground ginger and garnish with crushed gingerbread cookies.
  • Butterscotch: Swap the granulated sugar for brown sugar.
  • Coconut: Swap the milk for coconut milk and garnish with sweetened shredded coconut.
  • Nutella: Stir in ½ cup of Nutella.
  • Chocolate: Add 4 ounces of unsweetened chocolate.
  • Coffee: Swap half of the milk for strongly-brewed coffee or espresso.
2 glasses of crockpot eggnog with whipped cream and cinnamon sticks.

If you’re a fan of creamy eggnog, you’re going to love this Crockpot recipe! It’s so easy, and it’s just perfectly flavored. Let the festivities begin!

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