This eggnog milkshake is made with milk or leftover eggnog, blended with vanilla ice cream, nutmeg, and a little rum for a fun twist on a great holiday beverage.
In the spirit of stress-free Christmas cheer, I came up with this idea for an eggnog milkshake. Eggnog is basically a crème anglaise spiked with rum (or bourbon) and flavoured with lots and lots of nutmeg, so why not make it using vanilla ice cream (since vanilla ice cream is also crème anglaise based).
You can make this milkshake with leftover eggnog or regular milk. This is the perfect holiday drink. Bonus: it takes just a few minutes to make—the hardest part is scooping the ice cream.
I highly recommend taking a moment for yourself, at the end of the day, with an eggnog milkshake to brighten your spirit so that you can enjoy a festive holiday moment in all the chaos. Or for a hot festive drink, try making hot buttered rum!
- 4 scoops (1 cup) Vanilla bean ice cream, softened ever so slightly
- 250 mL (1 cup) eggnog, or 2 % milk
- 30 mL (2 tablespoon) spiced or dark rum, more or less depending on how you like it
- 2.5 mL (½ teaspoon) ground nutmeg, plus a pinch more for garnish
- 1 graham cracker
- Blend the vanilla ice cream with the eggnog (or milk), rum and nutmeg until it’s smooth and frothy. Serve in a tall glass (or 2 glasses if you are sharing) with crumbled graham crackers and a sprinkling of nutmeg.
If you have leftover eggnog, remember you can bake it into this eggnog pound cake recipe!
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My family would love this drink on Christmas.
Mardi Michels says
I'm not a huge egg nog fan but this would win me over!
Mallory Frayn says
I love your little story of drinking spiked eggnog in the lab. I feel as though my research supervisor would join us if he found out we were doing that! haha
Oh this looks sooooo good! I am definitely trying that! Now all I need is spiced rum. Haven't blogged about food or shot any food in too long - still love it. But it's too bloody hot in Singapore to be in the kitchen.
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Elzbieta Hester says
I love this version. Ice cream is very much welcome 🙂 ela