Homemade Eggnog Pudding is a classic holiday dessert without much work. You can enjoy all the flavors of eggnog in this rich and creamy pudding.

Eggnog pudding in bowls topped with whipped cream and ground cinnamon.
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This easy Eggnog Pudding Recipe is the epitome of the holiday season. From the creamy texture to the rich flavor, it is a delicious Christmas dessert. If you drink eggnog and enjoy the unique flavor, try one of these Eggnog Desserts.

We love making pudding, from Homemade Vanilla Pudding to Peanut Butter Pudding and Chocolate Pudding, homemade pudding is one of our favorites.

Why you will love this recipe

  • Homemade is so much better. The flavor is so rich and delicious. It’s much better than store bought.
  • Minimum Ingredients. The recipe calls for only a handful of ingredients.

Ingredients 

Ingredients for eggnog pudding - eggnog, eggs, sugar, powdered sugar, whipping cream.
  • Granulated sugar
  • eggnog
  • egg yolks
  • heavy whipping cream
  • Confectioners’ sugar

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Variations

  • Sugared Cranberries. Top each serving with sugared cranberries.

Step by step instructions

Pot with sugar, constarch and cinnamon.

Step 1. Combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon in a medium-sized pot. With a whisk, stir in the eggnog and egg yolks until combined.

Pudding mixture on back of spoon.

Step 2. Make sure the stove is set to medium heat and continue to whisk constantly until pudding is thickened. It should be able to coat the back of a spoon.

Heavy cream added to pudding mixture.

Step 3. Remove from the pan from the heat. Then add the heavy whipping cream and confectioners’ sugar.

Bowl covered with plastic wrap..

Step 4. Pour pudding into a medium bowl, and place plastic wrap on top, touching the top of the pudding. Let set in the fridge about 3 hours.

Small bowls with pudding topped with whipped cream.

Step 5. It should be thick and creamy now. Just divide the pudding among four small glasses.

Bowl with pudding and topped with whipped cream.

Step 6. Top with Whipped Topping and garnish with optional ground cinnamon or ground nutmeg. I like to use fresh Whipped Cream.

Eggnog pudding in bowl topped with whipped cream and ground cinnamon.

Pro Tips

  • Double the recipe. If you need to feed a crowd, this recipe is easy to double.
  • Plastic Wrap on top. It is important while the pudding is setting to cover in plastic wrap. It should actually touch the pudding. This will prevent a film from developing.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store?

Store inside an airtight container and place in the fridge.

How long does the pudding last?

It is best enjoyed within 3 days. The pudding has a tendency to separate and liquify.

Can you freeze the pudding?

Yes, you can freeze the pudding. Place inside a freezer container and freeze up to 3 months.

Allow to thaw in the fridge when ready to enjoy.

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Make this pudding for a festive holiday treat. Then leave a comment and star recipe rating.

Eggnog Pudding

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Homemade Eggnog Pudding is a classic holiday dessert without much work. You can enjoy all the flavors of eggnog in this rich and creamy pudding.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Refrigerate 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 13 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 301

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Place sugar, cornstarch, salt, and cinnamon in a medium-sized pot. With a whisk, stir in the eggnog and egg yolks until combined.
  • Set heat to medium and whisk constantly until pudding is thickened and it coats the back of a spoon, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in the heaving whipping cream and confectioners sugar.
  • Pour pudding into a medium-sized bowl, and place plastic wrap on top, touching the top of the pudding.
  • Place in the fridge to set. It will take about 3 hours.
  • Divide among four small glasses, top with cream and garnish with optional ground cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 301kcal, Carbohydrates 33g, Protein 9g, Fat 15g, Saturated Fat 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 247mg, Sodium 91mg, Potassium 265mg, Fiber 0.04g, Sugar 29g, Vitamin A 708IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 213mg, Iron 1mg

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