Homemade Clover Eggnog Recipe

Eggnog is a very versatile holiday recipe that everyone in your family will enjoy.

It’s a holiday drink that gets you into the season and can be enjoyed year-round, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas!

The combination of spices, alcohol, and dairy product cream gives it the perfect flavor

Clover Eggnog Recipe

Prepare Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 5 servings

Recipe Ingredients


  • 6 Egg yolks

Baking & Spices

  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract


  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • 2 cups Milk

Beer, Wine & Liquor

  • 1/4 cup Cognac/whisky


Step 1: Bring milk and heavy cream to a simmer in a saucepan. In a bowl, whisk egg yolks, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt until thick and pale in color.

Step 2: Remove from heat; using a ladle, pour 1/3 of the hot milk into the egg mixture while constantly stirring with the other hand. The eggs must not scramble on cooking.

Step 3: Then add another third of the hot milk mixture into the eggs again through the top of your mixing bowl. Stir to mix well; set aside to cool slightly (if there are any lumps that have formed, use a spatula or mesh strainer to scrape them out).

Step 4: In a separate bowl, mix together the vanilla extract, Cognac, and remaining hot milk in a saucepan. Stir until well mixed; pour into the egg mixture.

Step 5: Reheat the egg mixture (milk-egg mixture) over medium heat, constantly stirring with a wooden spoon, and cook until thickened and starts to coat the back of a spoon or spatula.

Step 6: When you see bubbles around the edges of the pan, it is ready to use. Pour through a mesh strainer into a clean container and let cool for about 5 minutes.

Step 7: If you like the taste of alcohol in the eggnog, add a little more; if you don’t, leave it out. Then pour through a strainer into your container to separate the liquid and any remaining egg yolk bits.

Step 8: Cover and chill until cold, at least 6 hours, or overnight (if it can wait that long). Before serving, shake well to combine again. To serve, pour into glasses, top with whipped cream, and sprinkle with nutmeg.

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Serving Suggestions

Serve chilled as an after-eat drink for a snack or light meal, or spike with your favorite liquor if you’re feeling more adventurous.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

  • Calories: 150
  • Calories from fat: 5.5
  • Total fat: 7.5 g
  • Saturated fat: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 60 mg
  • Sodium: 25 mg
  • Total carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Sugars: 6.5 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g

What Does Clover Eggnog Taste Like?

Clover Eggnog is almost like a snow cone-like texture, except it’s white on the outside instead of clear or red/pinkish like the traditional snow cone.

The taste is creamy (it has cream) with a hint of dried cloves mixed with vanilla extract to balance out the flavor.

Clover Eggnog Recipe
Clover Eggnog Recipe

What Is Best To Spike Egg Nog?

If you like egg nog with a little kick, try adding a little Coffee liqueur syrup to the warm egg mixture just before serving.

You can also add some Stewart’s Irish Cream or Kahlua. The sweet alcohol adds a nice touch without overwhelming the flavor of the egg yolk noodles.

Is Clover Eggnog Pasteurized?

No, but you can use non-pasteurized eggs to ensure that this dish stays free of salmonella and other pathogens. It is recommended that you purchase pasteurized eggs rather than non-pasteurized eggs.

Are Clover Eggnogs Good For You?

Eggnog is a healthy drink as long as you go for the low-fat version. The sugar content in egg yolks is about the same as sugar, so you don’t have to worry about it causing weight gain or diabetes.

It’s also low in sodium and fat content. However, it’s still up to you how much of its best you want to enjoy.

Are Clover Eggnogs Kids Friendly?

Yes! Any kid will love this holiday drink. I also recommend this for people with lactose intolerance as it doesn’t have high levels of lactose.

How Long Is Homemade Eggnog Safe?

Homemade eggnog usually lasts at least three days in the refrigerator if stored properly. To store eggnog in the refrigerator, you must use a clean container and keep it tightly covered.

Make sure that the container is air-tight by putting a lid with an air-tight seal or covering the container with some plastic wrap.

Then put the container in your refrigerator and let it chill thoroughly before covering completely with a lid or plastic wrap again.

Do all Eggnog Have Raw Eggs?

No. You can protect yourself and your family from salmonella by using pasteurized eggs, which are available at most grocery stores.

Using the right type of eggs ensures that the eggnog won’t contain pathogens that could make you sick but still offers all of the great taste.

Cloves have been a popular part of foods since ancient times, and for a good reason – cloves really do add a wonderful aromatic flavor to foods and drinks. So if you are looking for traditional holiday flavor, adding ground cloves is the way to go!


Eggnog recipes and ways to serve it are very popular, especially during the holidays! Clover Eggnog is great, with a little extra alcohol in it.

So if you’re feeling adventurous, go ahead and spike your eggnogs with liqueur syrup or Kahlua.

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