42 Genius Eggnog Ideas

Looking for a dish that will egg-nite the holiday season? We all know eggnog is a classic, but our top recipes turn traditional into tremendous. Now, not only can you drink your eggnog, but you can eat it too!


“Great eggnog without the worry of the raw eggs. The spices in here really make this a nice treat. Wonderfully seasoned and tasty!”

-Mamas Kitchen Hope

Eggnog Quick Bread

“I am an eggnog fan, but I have a lot of family that isn't. They didn't even know the difference! It tastes like a denser butter pound cake. I also prepared these ahead of time and froze them. They were just as wonderful defrosted as they were straight out of the oven!”


Chocolate Eggnog Cannoli

The traditional Italian cannoli is officially transformed into a chocolate blanket-covered delicious eggnog filling, with a dust of powdered sugar for oomph!

Eggnog Cinnamon Swirl Bread

"Holy cow, this is good bread! It's so easy to mix up and bake, and the end result is a neat little loaf that's sweet and yummy!”


Vegan Eggnog

“This gluten-free, dairy-free eggnog is not too challenging to make, and full of filling rich deliciousness.”

-Elanas Pantry

Eggnog Dip

“Serve this during the holidays with assorted fruit and pound cake cubes!”


Holiday Eggnog Cake With Eggnog-Rum Glaze

“This eggnog cake will knock your Christmas stockings off! Whether you're looking for reasons to use up the rest of your eggnog or you just really adore it like I do, it really makes for a delicious, super moist and fluffy cake.”

-Cooking Creation

Eggnog Cookies

“My kids ate so many of these that I had to make a second batch for my church's cookie exchange! Marvelous recipe!”


Eggnog Bites

“Delicious cookie! I especially loved the rich and creamy filling. These cookies were a great addition to our tray of holiday sweets!”


Eggnog Martini

“I’m another eggnog-lover, so I had little doubt I would enjoy this. I loved it! It's smooth and full of creamy goodness and wonderful eggnog taste.”


Cranberry Eggnog Cheesecake

“I had some leftover cranberries and eggnog and thought I would put them to use - luckily I found this recipe. It was very creamy and not too sweet. The tartness of the cranberries really enhanced the overall flavor. It is also very pretty to look at.”


Holiday Rum Eggnog Bread

“I can't begin to tell you just how delicious this five-star "bread" is... More like an eggnog pound cake! I made this all last holiday season, until my supply of commercial eggnog ran out. It's a perfect hostess gift, and just lovely with coffee or tea when friends stop by, and it also freezes well.”

-Grammy Bunny

Eggnog Glaze

Perfect for an added sweetness to any homemade holiday breads, and festive around the holidays!

Eggnog Bundt Cake

“This was a very nice addition to my Christmas treat baskets this year. The amount of eggnog flavor was perfect and the cake was moist and beautiful.”


Eggnog Pound Cake

"Great use for leftover eggnog! This was a very tasty cake, extremely easy, and smelled heavenly.”

-Susan Lee

Traditional Eggnog

"Yum! Now THIS is eggnog. It's nicely thick and deliciously creamy.”


Pumpkin Eggnog Pie

“This is a delicious pie. What a concept to combine pumpkin and eggnog. Turned out very rich and just plain yummy.”


Kahlua Eggnog

“First of all, I do not like eggnog so I was very hesitant to review this recipe. This was wonderful. It tasted like a Brandy Alexander to me. I served it in a martini glass with freshly grated nutmeg on top. I guess I will have to amend my decision on eggnog!”

-mary winecoff

Eggnog Custard

What a perfect way to not only drink eggnog, but eat it too!

Eggnog Fantasy Fudge

Not only can you drink your eggnog, with this delicious fudge, you can hold it in your hand, and eat it as dessert!

Eggnog Shorties

“Another Christmas favorite. I make Chocolate Almond Crisps whenever I make these, to use up the egg whites, and because they make such a good contrast to these rich and buttery morsels.”

-Jenny Sanders

Martha Stewart's Eggnog

"I am on my way to the kitchen to make this recipe for the third year. I have never liked eggnog from the store but this is scary it's so good.”


Eggnog Kringla Cookies

"These are yummy! I had to bake them for 14-15 minutes at 350. I sprinkled nutmeg on top. The flavor was very eggnog-y. Perfect!”

-Sisty Gin

Eggnog Cheesecake With Pecan Caramel Sauce

“I made this for a friend's Christmas dinner. It was wonderful. Very rich and she took the leftovers to her Dad. He gave it five-stars.”

-mary winecoff

White Chocolate Eggnog Fudge

“Delicious! I made this for Christmas gifts with a few other kinds and this was all they'd talk about. They were threatening to steal it out of each other's mail boxes at work!”


Nutty Eggnog Bars

“I almost decided to keep these little goodies all to myself, but then remembered my plan to include them in a cookie sale I was holding. Very different from what I usually make. The macadamia nuts and eggnog do it for me.”

-Sydney Mike

Eggnog Pancakes

"Terrific! So tasty, lighter and fluffier than I thought they'd be. I couldn't resist adding a sprinkle of nutmeg to the mix. What a wonderful holiday breakfast treat!


Eggnog Muffins With Nutmeg-Streusel Topping

"My mom passed on this recipe clipped from Midwest Living that she received from a friend. The original recipe recommends serving it warm, but we enjoyed them both warm and at room temperature."


Fat-Free Eggnog Pudding

“A very quick and easy way to "fancy-up" instant pudding and use up leftover eggnog. Also, a light dessert for after the heavy holiday meals. I topped mine with sugar-free Cool Whip.”

-Outta Here

White Christmas Holiday Eggnog Fudge

“I am not a baker because I hate to measure, so I rarely ever try to make desserts. I was thrilled with the way this turned out for me. The kids loved it!”


Eggnog Snickerdoodles

"These eggnog snickerdoodles are amazing! I mixed them up a month or two ago, but I never had a chance to bake them up so I froze the dough. They baked up perfectly. These were soft and tasty cookies which have been placed in my permanent recipe book.”


Eggnog Fudge

“Eggnog fans unite! This tastes exactly like eggnog. I have to say it came out perfect. I chose this recipe as an addition to my Christmas goodie boxes for a little something different and I think it will fit the bill.”

-Luby Luby Luby

Eggnog Biscotti

"I make these every year at Christmas time, and they always get rave reviews. Seriously, try them!”


Eggnog French Toast

"This has an eggnog-like taste, but you don't need to buy eggnog. Instead, it uses rum extract and some nutmeg to give it that flavor."


Creamy Eggnog Punch With Spiced Rum

"This was absolutely amazing! I've never been greatly fond of eggnog, but we decided to make this punch for Christmas with my family and it was delicious! I'm making it again for our get-together for New Year's Eve!”


Chocolate Eggnog Swirl Pie

"This came out really good and so pretty. My family enjoyed it and the crust was good. We are picky about our crusts!”


Eggnog Trifle

"This is an easy, yet beautiful dessert. The custard is very light. I usually double the recipe and fill a large trifle bowl."


Golden Eggnog Cake

“What a wonderful rich coffeecake taste with noticeable but not overwhelming eggnog flavor. Everyone who ate it went back for more!”


Overnight Eggnog Streusel Coffee Cake

“We loved this. As it is only the four of us this year for the first time I wanted something easy and still tasty. I had just picked up my special ordered soy eggnog (because I heard it was good and relatively healthy) and thought this sounded excellent. This did not taste as oily as a lot of coffee cakes taste to me. Great flavor and texture.”


Hot Chocolate Eggnog

"The mixture of milk and eggnog makes the hot cocoa mix taste richer, and it's a great way to use up leftover eggnog."


Soft Eggnog Cookies

Enjoy these cookies as a Christmas party favor, or by the fire watching a movie!

Kate's Spiced & Spirited Eggnog Pie

"Eggnog, rum, brandy, vanilla and warm spices in a spiced crumb crust. Why add extra calories folding whipped cream into the pie? The only whipped cream this pie has is on top!"

-Garden Gate Kate