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Homemade Eggnog Pudding from Scratch

Easy homemade eggnog pudding with eggnog and other seasonal ingredients. This creamy and silky pudding, topped with fresh whipped cream and pomegranate seeds, makes a festive holiday and Christmas dessert.

A close up of Homemade Eggnog Pudding topped with whipped cream and pomegranate sitting on a wooden surface

With the holidays here and Christmas just around the corner, nothing says Christmas more than eggnog. While there’s been plenty of traditional eggnog stocked in the fridge, I’m still craving more of this wonderful seasonal flavor. This is where Homemade Eggnog Pudding comes in.

An overhead shot of two glasses of Homemade Eggnog Pudding

Ingredients for Homemade Eggnog Pudding

  • Eggnog – Preferably natural or organic for best flavor
  • Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Vanilla – Delicious spices that give this homemade pudding an extra festive flavor
  • Egg yolks – Helps give a rich and creamy texture
  • Sugar – For sweetness
  • Cornstarch – Helps thicken the eggnog pudding
  • Whipping cream – An extra indulgent topping
  • Pomegranate seeds – Add a fresh and fruity flavor and a Christmassy feel

A close up of Homemade Eggnog Pudding in a glass topped with pomegranate

How to Make Homemade Pudding from Scratch

This eggnog pudding couldn’t be easier to make, simply heat all the ingredients together until just simmering, then remove to cool. Once cooled refrigerate the pudding mixture for a few hours then divide into individual glasses before serving.

Pro Tip: Make sure to stir the pudding mixture often as it thickens. If you don’t stir the mixture the eggs will clump into a scramble.

How to Thicken Homemade Pudding

Use cornstarch to quickly and easily thicken puddings. The flavor and texture remain for a creamy and silky homemade eggnog pudding.

An overhead shot of ingredients on a marble surface for making Homemade Eggnog Pudding

How Long does Homemade Pudding Last?

Pudding in the fridge will last for 1-3 days, and retain flavors and optimal texture.

Pro Tip: When chilling the pudding mixture, make sure to cover it with plastic wrap, this prevents a skin from forming on the top. If a skin does form simply remove it, scraping it out with a fork.

This holiday season is a perfect reason to enjoy seasonal flavors like eggnog, cinnamon and nutmeg. This Homemade Eggnog Pudding incorporates all this onto one perfect, shareable (if you dare) dessert. Top with fresh whipped cream and pomegranate seeds to add even more holiday colors.

Homemade Eggnog Pudding in a glass topped with whipped cream and pomegranate

Tips for making homemade pudding

  • Don’t skip the cornstarch it’s an important ingredient that gives this pudding a thick and silky texture
  • Make sure to stir the pudding mixture as it thickens to stop the eggs from scrambling
  • Don’t be tempted to turn up the heat to thicken the mixture quicker or the pudding will split
  • Let the mixture cool completely before chilling in the fridge
  • You can add different flavorings to the whipped cream topping such as cinnamon or your favorite liqueurs
  • You can also try topping with shavings of your favorite chocolate
  • No pomegranate? Try going for another red fruit to keep the festive theme. Strawberries, raspberries or red currants would all work great

Homemade Eggnog Pudding recipe at-a-glance:

Flavor profiles: Rich and perfectly sweet with holiday spices.
Texture: Thick and creamy for a decadent holiday pudding.

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5 from 9 votes

Homemade Eggnog Pudding

A creamy and silky pudding, topped with fresh whipped cream and pomegranate seeds.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy eggnog pudding, eggnog pudding, homemade pudding
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling 4 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 364kcal
Servings 8 servings
Author: Matt Ivan
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Ingredients

  • cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 ½ cups eggnog
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 piece cinnamon stick
  • 1 ½ tablespoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons fresh pomegranate seeds

Instructions

  • Stir together sugar, cornstarch, and nutmeg in large pan over medium heat. Stir in eggnog and egg yolks.
  • Add cinnamon sticks. Heat, stirring often and scraping bottom, until thickened and simmer starts. Remove from heat immediately. Discard cinnamon sticks and stir in 3 tablespoons vanilla.
  • Pour into large bowl and cover with plastic wrap directly over surface. Refrigerate 4-6 hours, until cooled and set.
  • When ready to serve, beat whipping cream and 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla with a mixer in large bowl until thick peaks form. 
  • Divide pudding between eight serving dishes, top with whipped cream, and garnish with pomegranate seeds.

Notes

  • Don't skip the cornstarch it's an important ingredient that gives this pudding a thick and silky texture
  • Make sure to stir the pudding mixture as it thickens to stop the eggs from scrambling
  • Don't be tempted to turn up the heat to thicken the mixture quicker or the pudding will split
  • Let the mixture cool completely before chilling in the fridge
  • You can add different flavorings to the whipped cream topping such as cinnamon or your favorite liqueurs
  • You can also try topping with shavings of your favorite chocolate
  • No pomegranate? Try going for another red fruit to keep the festive theme. Strawberries, raspberries or red currants would all work great
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Eggnog Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 364 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 263mg88%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 289mg8%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 915IU18%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 226mg23%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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22 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing eggnog pudding recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

  2. 5 stars
    Wow! I don’t think this would last more than a day in my fridge! I like your recipe for eggnog rice pudding, too. My folks would love that. Might have to whip up a batch of both of these when I visit soon. Thanks for sharing such a decadent and festive recipe.

  3. Ok this is the month I am going to try Eggnog for the first time! I have come across so many lovely sounding recipes featuring eggnog, I really need to give it a go. Sounds delicious!

  4. I need to find those eggs! I don’t know if they’re available in Canada but I’m definitely going to check. Back to this ‘nog recipe!! Amazing. I’m actually thinking of reason why I shouldn’t make it … and I can’t. So yummy and a great spin for the holiday season!

    1. I’m not sure if they are either but you could check to the store finder or contact them. Haha I can’t think of a reason not to either and hope you do make it! Thanks Samantha!

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