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Butterscotch Eggnog Recipe

This butterscotch eggnog is rich and creamy with a touch of butterscotch from the brown sugar. Delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butterscotch, Christmas cocktail, eggnog, spiked eggnog
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 433kcal
Author: Eden


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar & 1/2 cup sugar separated
  • 8 large eggs separated... yolks in one bowl, whites in another
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups (or 2 cupMaker's Mark bourbon whiskey


  • In a large saucepan heat water and 1 cup sugar. Swirl and stir until sugar becomes a light brown color, about 3-4 minutes. Do not overcook or it will become hard like candy (I learned ; ))
  • Add the heavy cream and whole milk. Reduce heat to medium and stir.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat egg yolks, brown sugar, and vanilla until thick. With the whisk on medium speed add in the milk and sugar mixture. Then pour in the bourbon.
  • Pour into a punch bowl or large serving bowl and set aside.
  • Beat egg whites and add in 1/2 cup sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold the egg whites into the eggnog to get a rich creamy texture.
  • Add a pinch of sea salt to top off each glass and a little brown sugar.
  • Serve chilled or warm and enjoy the best cup of butterscotch eggnog ever!


(adapted from Winter Cocktails)


Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 201mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 156mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 969IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1mg