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How to Make Raw Eggnog

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Homemade Raw Milk Eggnog

I love eggnog. This time of year there are plenty of choices for eggnog lovers at the grocery store. But I’ve noticed that most eggnog is just too rich for my tastes these days. So now I make my own from low-fat milk from the grocery store or raw organic milk from a local farmer and our duck eggs.

I wanted to try the recipe in my New Settlement Cookbook and the old-fashioned recipes sounded delicious but they called for heavy cream…and I’m trying to cut back on the uber-richness of regular nog. So, after a bit of trial and error, I came up with the following recipe that I enjoy without the guilt trip. 

Please be advised that this recipe contains raw eggs and unpasteurized milk. If you have health issues or are concerned with salmonella or other bacteria, I recommend trying a recipe that is cooked instead.

Want to make a special breakfast? Try my recipe for Eggnog French Toast!

brown eggs in white bowl

Make the Freshest Nog at Home

You’ll be amazed at the flavor of your own homemade egg nog when you create it with fresh eggs and milk! I love using eggs right from the nest in this recipe. If you want the creamy richness of full-fat nog, just replace the milk with half and half or cream. Sometimes I add a pinch of cloves for a stronger flavor.

Reduced Fat Raw Eggnog

  • 2 duck eggs or large chicken eggs
  • 2 1/4 c raw milk (I removed most of the cream)
  • 4 Tbsp organic sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • sprinkle of nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves, optional

Add all ingredients, except nutmeg, to a blender and blend on low for about 1 minute. Chill, pour into a glass, and sprinkle with a light dusting of nutmeg.

Notes: I used all organic ingredients, but you can use what you have on hand. The duck eggs gave this eggnog a more ‘eggy’ flavor…some people prefer chicken eggs. You might want a little bit more sugar, or you might want to use whole milk for a richer nog. Add a little whiskey or rum for the grownups looking for a little extra warmth from their nog. 🙂 Tweak the recipe to suit your own tastes!

6 Comments on “How to Make Raw Eggnog

  1. Lisa Lynn,
    This really sounds excellent! I think I will stay with chicken eggs, but we are not afraid of our own eggs and the raw milk we get at our local family farm (we’ve gotten it there for 9 years with NO issues for anyone!) I am glad to see this post,..a good reminder to make some!

    I am sending warm wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas!
    Grace, peace, and joy!


    1. Hi Jacqueline,
      I hope you like the recipe! I think that if I make another batch, I’ll try the chicken eggs too. Although I have a ton of duck eggs in the fridge right now. 🙂 We also have no concerns about our own eggs and the milk I buy from our local farm friends. The real issue is when you are relying on store bought eggs!

      Thank you for the warm wishes! Merry Christmas to you too!

  2. This is great, I have been thinking about making my own. One of my issue with store bought egg nog is that it contains high fructose corn syrup which is not only filled with GMOs, but also contaminated with mercury. Would love for you to share this on Real Food Fridays which ends at midnight tonight.

    1. Hi Joyce,
      Sorry I didn’t get to this in time! Yes…I avoid the hfcs like the plague too…nasty stuff! I have found that the Silk soynog is much better as far as quality ingredients, but I’m trying to avoid a lot of soy.

      I hope you like this recipe!

  3. Thank you for sharing the homestead life with us. We are looking to own our own homestead someday and am learning all I can about homestead living.

    1. Hi Doreen,
      I’m happy to share! I hope that you are able to start implementing some of the ideas right away. Best wishes with your future move to a homestead! Happy Holidays!

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