Creamy Holiday Coffee Nog

This festive coffee nog is so creamy and delicious that you'll want to have it year-round. Make with local milk, cream and ice cream for the ultimate treat.

Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

8 min

Total Time

18 min


  • large saucepan
  • whisk or fork
  • fine mesh strainer
  • large bowl


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar
  • 3 cups (750 mL) 2% milk
  • 1 cup (250 mL) espresso or strong coffee
  • 1 cup (250 mL) 35% whipping cream
  • 2 cups (500 mL) vanilla ice cream
  • or coffee ice cream
  • ground cinnamon


  1. In a large saucepan, whisk together eggs and sugar until well combined. Whisk in milk; place over medium heat and whisk gently for about 10 minutes or until mixture has small bubbles around the edge of pan and thermometer reaches 160°F (71°C).
  2. Remove from heat and pour through fine mesh strainer into a large bowl. Whisk in espresso. In another bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form, then fold into milk mixture. Divide evenly into cups and add scoop of ice cream to each (if using) and sprinkle with cinnamon to serve.


Optional: Add 1/2 cup (125 mL) rum or coffee liqueur with espresso. Please enjoy responsibly.