Easiest Eggnog Ice Cream


It doesn’t get any easier than this!  This recipe contains a whopping 2 ingredients.  Can you guess =)?  Eggnog and sugar.  One day I was sitting their wanting ice cream, and since it’s eggnog season I thought eggnog ice cream sounded good.  So, I was trying to decide what ingredients I would make it with.  Often when I am trying to mimic the flavors of something I look at the ingredients listed on the package of whatever I’m trying to mimic.

Eggnog ingredients are very similar to ice cream ingredients.  You’ve got your cream, milk, sugar and egg yolks.  Which led me to, why not just use eggnog, rather than using a whole list of ingredients, making a custard and allowing it time to cool before processing.

This is probably the easiest thing I have ever made, next to toast.  I love the simplicity of this recipe.  And it tastes exactly like eggnog, imagine that =).  I thought the eggnog did need a bit more sugar but if you don’t like your ice cream as sweet as I do only add as much as you’d like.

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Easiest Eggnog Ice Cream

The easiest eggnog ice cream! Deliciously flavorful and perfect for the holidays.

Servings: 8
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 quart eggnog
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. In a mixing bowl whisk together eggnog and sugar until sugar has dissolved. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and process according to manufacturers directions. Transfer ice cream to an airtight container and freeze until firm (or enjoy as shake, no continued freezing necessary).
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Eggnog Ice Cream
Author: Jaclyn


  • Elizabeth: Can you add alcohol December 5, 2017 at 8:59pm Reply

  • Carrie: If it’s not egg nog season, where do find egg nog? December 29, 2013 at 9:06pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I still see it in the dairy section throughout the year, although I live in a place that produces a lot of dairy foods locally so maybe that has something to do with it. December 29, 2013 at 10:02pm Reply

  • Rebecca: Did you use a specific fat content eggnog? If I am going to make this with adding any other dairy, should I use a really rich eggnog? December 26, 2012 at 8:59pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I can’t remember the exact fat content of the eggnog I used but I’d say definitely don’t use low fat. For the creamiest I’d recommend going with a full fat version. I hope you enjoy =)! December 26, 2012 at 10:35pm Reply

  • Anonymous: When we were kids we use to mix egg nog with clean snow and put in freezer to make ice cream.
    Think I’ll try your way. Need to get the ice cream mixer for the kitchen aide. Thanks for your time. February 22, 2012 at 12:32am Reply

  • Lisa: Talk about super easy. Great idea. December 19, 2011 at 6:25pm Reply

  • Joan: Great idea! Gonna have to try this recipe. Thanks. December 19, 2011 at 3:10pm Reply

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