Instant Eggnog Mix

Instant Eggnog Mix

I suppose I should tell you that’s there’s not one egg in this nog, but believe me when I tell you that it’s truly delicious and pretty close to the genuine article. It’s not quite as thick as the original, but it’s close! This instant mix keeps for up to six months, so if you’re like me and crave eggnog after it’s gone from grocery store shelves, then you’ll appreciate this recipe!

Instant Eggnog Mix

I whisked up two batches of this mix to give as Christmas gifts. I think milk bottles make an extra cute presentation (you can find the ones I used here), but you could also use 8 ounce mason jars. And how about those mini whisks? So cute! They definitely do the best job of mixing the powdered eggnog into the milk. I found a set of 12 minis here, and they look really adorable tied to the bottles with baker’s twine.

Instant Eggnog Mix
Instant Eggnog Mix

This recipe calls for buttermilk powder, which can usually be found in the baking aisle at grocery stores (sometimes called ‘buttermilk blend’). If you can’t find it there, you can order it online.

Instant Eggnog Mix

Heather Baird
Instant Eggnog is a fun gift for the holidays with a long shelf life. Enjoy eggnog long after the winter holidays are over.
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Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 10 bottles

Ingredients
 
 

  • 6 2/3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 4 packages 3.4 ounces each instant vanilla pudding mix (original – not sugar free!)
  • 1 cup buttermilk powder find this in the baking aisle
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground nutmeg

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together all the ingredients in a large bowl. Store in an airtight container, or divide into 8 ounce milk bottles for gift giving. Eggnog mix can be stored in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
  • Add a note to each bottle with these instructions: To prepare a glass of eggnog, add 4 to 5 tablespoons of eggnog mix to 6 ounces cold whole milk. Whisk until well blended. Let stand 2 minutes; enjoy.
Keyword buttermilk powder, eggnog, instant vanilla pudding
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Tracy | Pale Yellow
Tracy | Pale Yellow
5 years ago

Love this idea!

Medeja- CranberryJam
Medeja- CranberryJam
5 years ago

Oh this is really so nice for holiday season!

La Table De Nana
La Table De Nana
5 years ago

How CUTE!Thank you.

Christina
Christina
5 years ago

Thanks so much. This is a great gift idea. Love how you packaged yours.

sjb3ip
sjb3ip
5 years ago

Thanks, Joy! Quick question – why the buttermilk powder?

sjb3ip
sjb3ip
5 years ago

I meant, Heather not Joy! So sorry!

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
5 years ago
Reply to  sjb3ip

Haha! No problem. 🙂

The buttermilk powder adds a subtle layer of flavor. It doesn't make the eggnog taste like buttermilk. It just adds richness and a slight tang.

Erin
Erin
5 years ago

I'm both impressed that it tastes like eggnog without eggs and that you managed to make an instant version. I'm all about homemade drink mixes!

Ashley
Ashley
5 years ago

Love everything about this. SO CUTE!

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

Is it possible to add it to coffee for a latte?

ksimon46
ksimon46
4 years ago

I'm going to try this. Would dried egg whites add anything to the mix? I love your recipes!

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

Can I use buttermilk baking mix or is that different than buttermilk powder?

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
4 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Hi! Buttermilk baking mix has flour in it, usually. So that's not suitable to use in this recipe. Look for buttermilk powder, which is just liquid buttermilk that has been processed to remove the water. The ingredients list should be pretty short. The ingredients may include any of these: cultured buttermilk, buttermilk powder, whey. Also look for mixing instructions. If it gives instructions for reconstituting the powder into buttermilk then you've got the right product! I hope this helps! Thanks for asking!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

I accidently got sugar free pudding! Willv this affect the taste?

Unknown
Unknown
2 years ago

Will it make a difference if I make it without the buttermilk powder? I've only got a few days, and my local stores don't sell the buttermilk powder.

Unknown
Unknown
4 months ago

Will this work with hot milk as well?

Unknown
Unknown
4 months ago

Can I use this in a chocolate bomb? How does hot milk react to it?

msnathan72
msnathan72
4 months ago

This is great and I plan on using this in my hot chocolate bombs cant wait.