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Eggnog Ice Cream

Easy homemade healthy eggnog ice cream without an ice cream maker and with no refined sugar!
Categories Frozen, Ice Cream, Sweet Treat
Difficulty Easy
Keyword egg nog ice cream, eggnog ice cream, eggnog ice cream recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 188 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 4 cups whole milk (or milk of choice)
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp whole cloves
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (optional)


  1. In a blender, add the milk, egg yolks, pure maple syrup, ground nutmeg, and ground cinnamon, and then blend together for a minute until smooth.
  2. Pour this mixture into a sauce pan or deep pot, and then add the whole cloves, and heat over medium heat.

  3. Cook the eggnog for about 8-10 minutes until it starts to thicken and slowly cook the eggs. It will be frothy at first.  (We want the mixture to get hot, but not to simmer or boil. If it gets close to boiling, you can temporarily remove from the heat.)

  4. Strain the mixture using a fine mesh strainer to remove the cloves and any other bits.  You can stir in the optional vanilla extract at this time.

  5. Pour the strained mixture into a 9x5 loaf pan, and freeze until thick and creamy, like soft-serve ice cream, about 6-8 hours.

  6. When ready to serve, remove from freezer and let soften for about 10 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts
Eggnog Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 69
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.7g12%
Saturated Fat 3.8g19%
Cholesterol 139.4mg46%
Sodium 69.2mg3%
Carbohydrates 27.8g9%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 19.3g21%
Protein 6.3g13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.