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Can You Make Eggnog in Your Slow Cooker?

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Candy canes, gingerbread cookies and hot chocolate are all great at a holiday party but the real icing on the cake is a warm, rich batch of eggnog. The classic winter drink, complete with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg on top, is the iconic staple at any holiday festivity. The best way to prepare a tasty batch of eggnog large enough to satisfy all of your guests is with your Crock-Pot® Lift & Serve Hinged Lid 6-Quart Oval Slow Cooker. This device makes it easy to serve the drink right from the slow cooker. After trying out one of these two recipes, just grab a ladle and start serving up the tasty concoction.

Homemade Slow-Cooked Eggnog
According to legend, George Washington used to take his eggnog with rye whiskey, rum and sherry - that's a lot to pack into a little glass. While this recipe only calls for one of those spirits, it's still got a great kick to it.


  • 7 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup rum (optional)
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick
  • 2 nutmeg seeds
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg or peppermint, for toppings.

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until smooth. Slowly add in the milk and whipping cream, continuing to stir softly. If desired, add in the rum and mix well. Then add in the stick of cinnamon and nutmeg seeds, blending until the mixture is relatively thin. Pour it into your slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 2 hours. Whisk the mixture occasionally to ensure that the eggnog doesn't curdle. Once it has finishing cooking, sever warm or chilled. For a festive touch, sprinkle ground cinnamon or nutmeg or crushed up candy cane on top of each glass.

Cinnamon is the perfect topping for a chilled glass of eggnog.Cinnamon is the perfect topping for a chilled glass of eggnog.

Eggnog Latte
Eggnog is something that should be enjoyed at any time of the day, that's why this delicious recipe for an eggnog latte exists. Create this decadent, caffeinated delight for you and all your loved ones to enjoy on Christmas morning.


  • 2 cups coffee, brewed triple strength
  • 3 cups eggnog
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg, for topping.

In a large bowl, combine the brewed coffee, eggnog, milk, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg. Whisk together until smooth. Pour the mixture into your slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 2 hours. Stir occasionally. With the addition of coffee, you'll want to serve this eggnog hot. Sprinkle a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg on top and enjoy.

Due to the slow ramp up, and even heating of a slow cooker, recipes featured on this site can be cooked in a range of slow cooker sizes. Recipes can be increased or decreased by one quart size per the cooking instructions. For smaller sauces and dips that calls for 3 quarts or less, it is not recommended to alter the unit size. Crock-Pot® is a registered trademark and should not be used generically when referring to a 'slow cooker' within the recipes.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.


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