No-Fuss Christmas Eggnog

This easy and quick eggnog recipe will have you making extra batches for family and friends this festive season or leave the alcohol out if you prefer. 


  • 1150 mL Aunt Jean’s Dairy whole milk*
  • 6 free-range eggs 
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod, split
  • 200 mL brandy or light rum (more or less to taste)
  • Cocoa powder, cinnamon and/or nutmeg to dust (and optional cinnamon sticks to serve)


  1. Whisk the eggs until they are a light lemon yellow colour. Place your Aunt Jean’s Dairy milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla pod in a medium pan and heat gently, without boiling, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  2. Remove the vanilla pod. The egg nog can be chilled at this stage or served hot.
  3. Divide the brandy or rum between the glasses and pour the egg nog mixture over. Dust with your choice of topping and serve. 

*Aunt Jean’s Dairy light milk can be used for a reduced fat version.