Enjoy one of the holiday’s most favorite festive flavors in this creamy and delicious Eggnog Milkshake.
Using store-bought or homemade eggnog ice cream and a little bit of milk, you can blend up this milkshake in no time at all.
Making a rich and decadent Eggnog Milkshake is so simple, and it’s the perfect treat for your holiday gatherings or a quiet cozy night in front of the fire.
There’s nothing quite like a cool, creamy, and delicious Eggnog Milkshake to help you embrace the spirit of the holiday season.
This recipe has all of your favorite eggnog flavors, and the basic recipe is non-alcoholic, so everyone can enjoy it!
Of course, I’ll tell you how to add a little bit of extra fun to this shake for the grown-ups too. A bit of bourbon goes wonderfully with eggnog and will turn this milkshake into an extra festive beverage.
On that note, maybe you’d like to try a Bailey’s Milkshake too!
Why You’re Going to Love This Eggnog Milkshake Recipe
Delicious Eggnog Flavor – This recipe starts with Eggnog Ice Cream, and I definitely suggest that you make it yourself. All of the richness and spice that you love is mixed in already.
A Super Easy Recipe – Add ice cream and milk to the blender and mix! That’s all you need to do before enjoying this flavorful dessert.
Milkshakes, ice cream, and other cool desserts are not just for hot days. Many of our recipes are wonderfully seasonal and perfect in winter and fall.
Ingredients in Homemade Eggnog Milkshake
Eggnog Ice Cream – You should be able to find eggnog ice cream in grocery stores in the fall and winter. It’s a seasonal flavor, and tricky to find outside of the holiday season. I also highly suggest that you try making my Homemade Eggnog Ice Cream for this shake.
Milk – The creamiest milkshakes are made with whole milk. You can also make this recipe with bourbon instead if you want to enjoy a cocktail-style milkshake.
How to Make An Eggnog Milkshake
- First, add the ice cream and milk to the blender.
- Blend until well-mixed and creamy.
- Pour into a glass, add some whipped cream or a cranberry for garnish, and enjoy!
For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
How to Make a Milkshake with Eggnog
You may have noticed that this recipe doesn’t actually have any eggnog in it! That’s because we’re starting with eggnog ice cream instead.
If you’d like, you can replace the milk in this recipe with eggnog. Or you can use vanilla ice cream plus eggnog to make a similarly tasty milkshake.
Tips for Making This Eggnog Milkshake Recipe
To make more than one milkshake, simply double or triple the ingredients! How many eggnog milkshakes you can make at one time will depend on the size of your blender, so just be sure not to overfill it.
Adjust the consistency – You can make a thicker milkshake by using less milk, or a thinner shake by adding more.
Try a boozy eggnog milkshake – For the adults, replace some or all of the milk in the recipe with your favorite bourbon.
Make it fun – Add garnishes to your milkshake. I like whipped cream, cinnamon, and fresh or dried cranberries. You can always add a maraschino cherry on top too!
Like a bit of extra spice? Add a pinch of ground cinnamon or ground nutmeg to the blender. You can also sprinkle these warm spices on top as a garnish.
Can I Make An Eggnog Milkshake With Vanilla Ice Cream?
You absolutely can! But you’ll need some real eggnog to add to it so that you have all of that amazing festive flavor.
Simply replace the eggnog ice cream in the recipe with vanilla ice cream, and replace the milk with eggnog. Add a pinch of cinnamon for extra flavor.
More Fun Homemade Milkshake Recipes to Try
- Oreo Milkshake
- Hershey’s Chocolate Milkshake
- Nutella Milkshake
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake
- Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake
Our Favorite Ice Cream Making Tools:
- Cuisinart 2QT Ice Cream Maker – Works with ice cream, sorbets, and frozen yogurt.
- Loaf Pan – You can use any 9 x 13 loaf pan or a shallow pan, but we like this one.
- Ice Cream Scoop – Make sure you have a good ice cream scoop. This is one of our favorites.
- Ice Cream Containers – We love keeping a couple of ice cream containers on hand for when we make homemade ice cream.
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- ¼ cup (2 oz.) whole milk
- 2 cups eggnog ice cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Optional: fresh or dried cranberries for topping
- Add the ingredients to the blender jar in the order listed.
- Blend until combined.
- Serve immediately.
- Top with whipped cream, and fresh or dried cranberries (optional).
- For a thicker milkshake, let the ice cream sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes and omit the milk.
- If you don't have eggnog ice cream, use vanilla ice cream instead. Instead of milk, use eggnog.
- For a boozy version, replace all or half of the milk in the recipe with bourbon.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 880Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 363mgSodium: 411mgCarbohydrates: 108gFiber: 3gSugar: 101gProtein: 30g