Eggnog Sauce Recipe

If you like eggnog then you will love this easy eggnog sauce recipe. This is a great last-minute recipe, or make it a few days ahead and keep in the fridge until you are ready to serve it. Eggnog sauce is in my secret stash of emergency recipes. It’s a versatile topper that can turn a plain dessert into something fabulous.

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This eggnog sauce is a tried and true recipe from my treasured Helen Corbitt cookbook that was handed down to me. I love passing on reliable old recipes, they are like cherished old stories that just keep getting better every time they are shared.

 


Eggnog Sauce Recipe

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 tbsp dark rum or rum extract
  • nutmeg

Beat egg yolks with sugar until thick.  Add cream and half-n-half. Cook in a double boiler until thick. Stir while cooking but do not let it come to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes before adding rum and a dash of nutmeg.

Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Adapted from Helen Crobitt’s Cookbook, circa 1957, recipe named Mildred’s Eggnog Sauce.


 

Flat lay of mini cakes, ice cream and eggnog sauce on a white plate.

 

Today’s dessert feature is Mini Gingerbread Cake à la Mode with Eggnog Sauce. See, it sounds really fancy, but it’s actually really simple to pull together.

I made a batch of gingerbread cakes using a 12 count mini bunt pan. For more ideas using a mini bunt pan see the post Mini Rum Cake Recipe.

After dusting the cakes with a little powered sugar, I added a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, poured eggnog sauce over the top and added a sprinkle of nutmeg.

After making this, there’s only one question you’ll ask yourself. Do I share or not share?

It’s more fun to share of course!

 

Mini cakes and ice cream topped with eggnog sauce.

 

Eggnog sauce makes a delicious topper for a slice of cake,  cupcake or bread. Here are a few suggestions. See how many you can come up with too.

Serving suggestions For Eggnog Sauce

  • angel food cake
  • spice cake
  • vanilla ice cream
  • gingerbread cake
  • rum cake
  • banana nut bread
  • pound cake
  • pumpkin bread
  • French toast
  • pancakes
  • bread pudding
  • mixed berries

 

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Milk bottle with eggnog sauce and mini cakes on wire rack.

 

Wishing you and your family a holiday full of joy and delicious treats. For more cake ideas, try my Mini Rum Cake Recipe.

Cheers!

 

Print Recipe
Eggnog Sauce Recipe
Pour eggnog sauce over ice cream or cake for a fabulous dessert.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5-10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp dark rum or rum extract
  • nutmeg
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5-10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp dark rum or rum extract
  • nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Beat egg yolks with sugar until thick.  Add cream and half-n-half. Cook in a double boiler until thick. Stir while cooking but do not let it come to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes before adding rum and a dash of nutmeg.
  2. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Helen Crobitt's Cookbook, circa 1957, recipe named Mildred's Eggnog Sauce.

 

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16 thoughts on “Eggnog Sauce Recipe

  1. French Ethereal says:

    Oh, this cake with the eggnog sauce drizzled over it looks amazing, Michelle! Thank you for sharing this recipe ~ pinned to my Yummy! board, as I do all of your amazing recipes. <3

    Happy Christmastime to you and your family,
    Barb 🙂

  2. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says:

    My kids were saying the other day how they wanted some eggnog. This is a great recipe Michelle and just what I needed!

  3. Crissy @ First Day of Home says:

    This looks sooooo delicious! I love how you used mini bundt cakes for this recipe, too. I’ll have to try this, since my hubby loves egg nog. I’ll let you know how it turns out. 😉

  4. barbaramantelandtablecom says:

    Mmmm – that sounds delicious Michelle! I love eggnog, so I’m making this for sure! 💗 I also love the plaid plates you used, and your little bundt cakes are daring! This whole post gets a gold star! 🙂

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