Creamy White Chocolate Eggnog

eggnog recipe new zealand nz

This traditional creamy drink with a twist of white chocolate is a great way to warm the soul over the mid-winter festive season and is the perfect novelty for social gatherings with family and friends.


  • 3 cups of milk (nutmilk suitable dairy-free option),
  • 4 egg yolks,
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or liquid honey,
  • 100 grams of finely chopped white chocolate,
  • 3 tbsp rum,
  • 3 tbsp brandy,
  • 1 tsp of nutmeg,
  • Pinch of cinnamon to sprinkle.


Step 1: Pour milk into saucepan and bring to boil. Once boiled remove from heat.

Step 2: Add egg yolks and maple syrup in a medium size bowl and whisk until combined. Gradually stir in hot milk.

Step 3: Return eggnog mixture to the saucepan. Whisk regularly over a low heat (without boiling) until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat.

Step 4: Add white chocolate, rum, brandy and nutmeg to mixture; stir until smooth.

Step 5: Pour eggnog into glasses (makes 4) and sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon.

Want an alcohol free version? Simply leave out the alcohol.

We hope you enjoy this homemade, deliciously creamy eggnog to get you into the mid-winter Christmas spirit. Make sure you take a photo and TAG us on Facebook or Instagram.

Becky and Alisha x

June 22, 2020 — Christmas Jumpers NZ


Michelle Costain

Michelle Costain said:

I made this over the weekend and it was a hit with everyone, a lot of fun!


Kayley said:

This sounds delicious, i will definitely be trying this recipe out at our mid-winter xmas party. Thank you!

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