Easy Eggnog Milkshake Recipe

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.

An eggnog milkshake in a tall glass, garnished with cinnamon sticks, whipped cream, and a cranberry. In the background are red ornaments, greenery, and pinecones.

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!

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.

For Fall, you can also enjoy Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream, Apple Pie Ice Cream, or serve a tasty orange sherbet Halloween Punch.

At Christmastime, everyone loves Candy Cane Ice Cream, Christmas Cookie Ice Cream, Peppermint Milkshake, and homemade Baked Alaska.

The ingredients needed to make a festive eggnog milkshake.

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.

For the complete list of ingredients and instructions on how to make an eggnog milkshake, please see the recipe below.

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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.
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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

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An eggnog milkshake in a tall glass, garnished with cinnamon sticks, whipped cream, and a cranberry. In the background are red ornaments, greenery, and pinecones.

Eggnog Milkshake

Ice Cream From Scratch
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.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Milkshake Recipes
Cuisine Dessert
Servings 1 Serving
Calories 880 kcal


  • 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.
Keyword Eggnog Milkshake, Eggnog Milkshake Recipe, How to make a eggnog milkshake

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