Homemade Chocolate Eggnog, an easy cocktail recipe that is great for Easter, Christmas, or anytime! This fun alcoholic drink is the best for parties and events, or make without alcohol for a mocktail or kid version.
Homemade Chocolage Eggnog, an easy cocktail recipe full of chocolate! Although most people think of Eggnog around the winter holidays and Christmas, why should Santa have all the fun? The Easter Bunny will soon be visiting and I think chocolate eggnog would be just perfect to help celebrate, don’t you think?
Hard to believe Easter is coming up so soon! Have your menu all planned? I have a few treat ideas that you may want to include on your menu.
What is Eggnog
Never heard of Eggnog? Or maybe you’ve never tried it. Either way, eggnog is also known as milk punch or egg milk punch. It’s generally a cold sweet dairy drink that often contains alcohol such as rum, whiskey, or other types of liquor or liqueurs. There are many variations but the drink generally contains milk, cream, sugar, and eggs. It’s usually served around Christmas, but I personally love serving it at other times of the year such as Easter for some fun Easter cocktails!
What’s in Eggnog
The ingredients you’ll need for this homemade eggnog are:
- egg yolks
- dark chocolate (or your favorite kind)
- cocoa powder
- whipping cream
- chocolate liqueur (or rum or Baileys)
- garnishes (such as whipped cream and cinnamon)
You can make substitutes or changes, but know your outcome may vary.
How to Make Homemade Eggnog
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the egg yolks, milk, sugar, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, and cinnamon. When the mixture is well combined and just starts to boil and bubble, remove from heat. Be sure to whisk the eggs, milk, etc. well over the heat and heat slowly so that the eggs don’t curdle.
Pour the mixture in a bowl over an ice bath and whisk for several minutes until cool. Whisk in cream, liqueur, and vanilla. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator.
Garnish with whipped cream and ground cinnamon as desired.
How to Store Eggnog
Store the eggnog covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Depending on the freshness of your ingredients homemade eggnog should last at least a few days or up to about a week.
Want some cookies to serve with this fun spiked Homemade Chocolate Eggnog? These Coconut Cream Wafer Cookies would be perfect and are also great for Easter! Or check out my drink recipes for more ideas for Easter cocktails and drinks.
Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Easter Eggnog
- 4 large egg yolks
- 2 cups milk
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup finely chopped dark chocolate
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup chocolate liqueur (such as Godiva Original Liqueur)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Garnish (optional): whipped cream & cinnamon
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together egg yolks, milk, sugar, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, and cinnamon. When mixture is well combined and just starts to boil and bubble, remove from heat.
- Pour mixture in a bowl over an ice bath and whisk for several minutes until cool. Whisk in cream, liqueur, and vanilla. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator.
- Top with whipped cream and cinnamon if desired.
(Nutrition data is provided when available for informational purposes only and calculated using an online nutritional calculator. For the most accurate information please calculate based on specific ingredients and brands you use as well as any changes you made to the recipe. I am not a certified nutritionist or registered dietician and any nutritional information provided should only be used as a general guideline and estimate.)
This post was originally posted in April 2011 and updated in April 2019 with more information and slightly different photos.