Rita Mock-Pike
This is a recipe for creamy, traditional eggnog, which is almost a meal in and of itself! There is no alcohol in this recipe, but if you’d like to spike yours with rum, you’ll find no judgment here!
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Beverages
Servings 8 servings


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 4 egg whites


  • Beat the egg yolks with an electric hand mixer at low speed for 2 minutes, or by hand until pale and slightly thickened.
  • Add the first measure of sugar, milk, and heavy cream. Blend until combined.
  • Add spices and vanilla extract. Blend until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Once foamy, begin adding the second measure of sugar gradually as beating continues.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold egg whites into yolk mixture until uniform.
  • Chill for one hour.


  • Cream has reached soft peaks when the whip is pulled from the cream and a peak folds over itself but doesn't disappear back into the mass. Stiff peaks stand upright instead of folding over.
  • This recipe is from Rita Mock-Pike's The Unofficial Hogwarts for the Holidays Cookbook.