Homemade Holiday Egg Nog


  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp salt (optional)
  • 4 cups (1 L) milk
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) vanilla extract
  • cinnamon and nutmeg to sprinkle on top


  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Double boiler
  • Spoon
  • Sieve

Prep time:




Cook time:


Recipe attribution:

BC Dairy Association

1) Whisk together eggs, syrup and salt and then mix in 2 cups of the milk.

2) Place on top of double boiler or in a heavy saucepan.

3) Cook, stirring continuously until mixture thickens enough to thinly coat a metal spoon or to 160 degrees F or 70 degrees C - about 15 minutes.

4) Remove pot immediately from heat and whisk in remaining milk and vanilla.

5) Strain through a fine sieve, cover and chill. Consume within 24 hours.

6) Warm it up and top with nutmeg and/or cinammon. An option for adults, add some dark rum for a bit of Christmas "spirit".