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This easy Pumpkin Eggnog is fall take on the classic winter cocktail, and is ready start-to-finish in about 10 minutes.
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Pumpkin Eggnog

This easy Pumpkin Eggnog is an autumn take on the classic winter cocktail, and is ready start-to-finish in about 10 minutes. 
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 395kcal


  • 2 eggs, separated
  • ¼ cup sugar, plus 2 tsp sugar
  • ¼ cup pumpkin purée
  • ½ cup whole or 2% milk (not skim)
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 ½ oz bourbon
  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • optional garnish- more freshly grated nutmeg, ground cinnamon

Recommended Equipment

  • Electric hand mixer or Stand mixer


  • Place a large glass or stainless steel bowl in the freezer.
  • Using an electric mixer, whip egg yolks in a different large bowl (a spouted bowl is recommended). Whip until the yolks lighten in color. Drizzle in ¼ cup sugar and keep mixing. Add pumpkin purée and whip until incorporated.
  • Continue whipping, and slowly drizzle in milk and cream. Add bourbon and nutmeg, and whip until well blended. Set aside. Rinse off electric mixer beaters.
  • Remove bowl from freezer, add egg whites. Using the mixer, whip on high until stiff peaks form. Whisk in 2 tsp sugar.
  • Fold the egg whites into the yolk mixture, OR do the following: Slowly pour the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites while mixing with the hand mixer set to low. (If not using a spouted bowl, alternate between pouring and mixing to avoid splattering).
  • Serve immediately in small glasses with extra spice grated on top.
    For thicker eggnog, allow drink mixture to sit in the fridge for about an hour.
  • Make Ahead: Eggnog will store well for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. If storing and serving later, remix with electric hand mixer or whisk prior to serving.


Nutrition information assumes 2% milk.


Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 209mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 5500IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 1.2mg