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Eggnog Ice Cream

With the unusually warm temperatures around here, it’s been hard to believe that Christmas is just a little over two weeks away! You already found out this week that I’m not a fan of sugar cookies, so I may as well tell you that I like cold weather. I should clarify. I like cold weather with snow. Snow is what makes it seem like Christmas. Sure you can put up lots of decorations, but when you look outside and see green grass, it makes it feel like you are only pretending that it’s Christmas in the middle of Spring.

You can obviously tell by now that I grew up in the North. I love my snow. 🙂 So, to make it seem cold and snowy, I’ve made ice cream. At least my hands will feel cold if I hold the bowl too long! 😉 Along with making it seem more like Christmas, this ice cream is super easy to make. There are really only three steps. Mix the ingredients together, let your ice cream machine freeze it, eat it. I think everyone can handle the last step!

So if you’re struggling to get in the Christmas spirit, enjoy a traditional holiday drink in a creamy ice cream. Because the flavor of eggnog varies among brands, you may want to taste your eggnog first to decide if you want to add the additional spices that I used. Feel free to leave some out or add more according to the taste. Have a great weekend!

Eggnog Ice Cream

Yield: approx. 1 quart


  • 2 C lite eggnog
  • 7 oz fat-free sweetened condensed milk (or approximately half of a 14 oz can), chilled
  • 1 C fat-free half & half
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves


  1. Whisk together all ingredients. Pour mixture into ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Enjoy immediately!


rebecca cherry

Tuesday 4th of February 2014

all the comments so far only express excitement about making the ice cream, at some point so, I decided to make it and then report. I used full fat everything. The eggnog I used was bland (Organic Valley) so I spiced up the mixture with a tad more nutmeg, vanilla, and salt. I left the mixture to chill overnight because throughly chilled ice cream bases into properly frozen ice cream makers yields the best results. I make custard based ice-creams from scratch, thus was skeptical about this "throw together" recipe. However, it churned and set up beautifully; and, having just finished a scoop of it, I have to say... it is pretty darn tasty.

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Tuesday 4th of February 2014

I'm so glad you liked it Rebecca! Thanks for letting me know!


Wednesday 12th of December 2012

Mmm! I'm a HUGE fan of eggnog, so this looks sublime! I think it'd be perfect on a hot bowl of cinnamon oatmeal or over a nice, warm brownie fresh from the oven.

Nicole @The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie

Wednesday 12th of December 2012

I'm right there with you Jessica! It's been so warm here (until the last few days) so it makes it hard to get fully into the Christmas spirit.

I just made some eggnog ice cream last week - my hubby loves eggnog so I try to eggnog-ify everything I can ;)

Rachel @ I Love My Disorganized Life

Tuesday 11th of December 2012

My husband loves eggnog AND ice cream! This looks so incredibly good!


Monday 10th of December 2012

Yummm! I wish I had an ice cream maker :)