Basic eggnog punch

October 21, 2016 (Last Updated: November 16, 2017)
basic eggnog punch recipe

Basic eggnog punch is a holiday staple. Who wouldn’t love to enjoy this creamy warm delight while watching the lights twinkle on a Christmas tree? Make enough for your family and have a jolly holiday evening!

Basic eggnog punch

Serves: Makes about 3,5 litres
Cooking Time: 15 mins + extra for chilling


  • 12 jumbo egg yolks
  • 500g sugar
  • 1 litre full-cream milk
  • 1 litre spiced rum
  • 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla extract
  • 1 litre cream, lightly whipped
  • 10ml (2 tsp) ground nutmeg, to garnish



Beat the yolks in a large mixing bowl and gradually add the sugar. Beat until the mixture thickens. Stir in the milk, rum and vanilla.


Pour the egg mixture into a large punch bowl and allow to chill for 4 hours.


Fold in the fresh cream before serving.


Garnish with the nutmeg and serve.

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