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non-alcoholic eggnog

Non-Alcoholic Eggnog

This rich and creamy lactose-free Non-Alcoholic Eggnog is a holiday classic that everyone will love.

Course: Beverage, Drinks
Cuisine: American, English
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 10 Servings
Calories: 136 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson


  • 2 cups (480 ml) lactose-free half-and-half
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 6 tablespoons (66 g) sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Freshly grated nutmeg


  1. Heat the half-and-half in a saucepan until warm; set aside.
  2. Whisk the eggs, egg yolk, sugar and salt in a medium sized saucepan until smooth and lightened in color. Slowly whisk in the warm half and half to temper the eggs, so as not to scramble them.
  3. Whisk the custard mixture over low-medium heat - do not let it boil - until it registers 160°F/71°C on an instant read thermometer. It should coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Whisk in vanilla. Refrigerate in airtight container until needed. Recipe may be made up to this point 1 day ahead.
  4. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg before serving.


If You Can Tolerate

Lactose: If you have passed the lactose Challenge, feel free to use conventional half-and-half.

Nutrition Facts
Non-Alcoholic Eggnog
Amount Per Serving
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 103mg34%
Sodium 33mg1%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.