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Homemade Instant Pot Eggnog

This recipe for Instant Pot Eggnog makes the creamiest, flavorful and non-alcoholic eggnog with a touch of cinnamon spice!

A CREAMY HOLIDAY DRINK

Have you ever tried to make your own eggnog? It’s actually really simple and I promise the flavor will beat anything you can buy at the store. This Instant Pot Eggnog ensures that the drink is cooked and heated evenly and at a consistent temperature so the eggnog gets gently infused with the flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon and anise.

Instant Pot Egg Nog shown in two small, clear glasses with sticks of cinnamon in each glass shown on a wooden cutting board.

TIPS FOR MAKING THIS HOLIDAY DRINK:

  • The benefit of using the instant pot is you get a consistent temperature for the entire process. This can also be done on the stovetop. The key to making it on the stovetop is to keep a close eye on the temperature so it doesn’t get too hot, too quickly. Gentle, even heating is the key with egg nog.
  • This eggnog can be spiked for the adults who want a little something extra. For every cup (8 ounces) of egg nog, you’ll want about an ounce of alcohol. My favorites to add to egg nog are spiced rum, bourbon, whiskey or Bailey’s Irish cream.
  • Star anise has a flavor that is similar to licorice but not overpowering. If you don’t like that flavor, just leave it out. Some other options include: pumpkin pie spice, apple pie spice, or cloves.
  • Store the finished eggnog in the refrigerator. It will keep for about 10 days. I usually give it a good stir before serving.
  • In preparing this, you’ll want to use a deep (not wide) bowl that is oven (heat) safe. I am using a Pyrex-brand bowl for this recipe. You’ll want to test to make sure the bowl you are using will fit comfortably inside your electric pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Egg Nog recipe from The Country Cook, pictured in a small glass with a cinnamon stick, shown on a marble surface.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • large eggs
  • heavy cream
  • vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon
  • light brown sugar
  • milk
  • sugar
  • ground nutmeg
  • cinnamon stick
  • star anise (optional)

HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT EGGNOG:

Set (6 quart) instant pot to sauté on low heat. Fill instant pot with 5 cups of water, bring to a boil. If you have a glass lid for your instant pot, this would be a great time to use it. It will help the water come to a boil much faster. Add eggs to a deep Pyrex bowl (1.75q) and whisk well. Note: It should be heat safe and be able to comfortable fit into your instant pot without it being a tight fit. 

eggs in a clear glass bowl sitting on a wooden cutting board.

Add heavy cream, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, light brown sugar, milk, granulated sugar and nutmeg to the bowl and whisk to blend.

measuring cup filled with brown sugar held over a bowl filled with egg and milk mixture.

Using a trivet, lower the bowl into the instant pot. Water should come up about ½ way on the sides. If the water level has decreased or does not reach the halfway mark on the bowl, add more hot water.    

lowering bowl of egg nog mixture using a trivet into an electric pressure cooker.

Add cinnamon stick and star anise to the eggnog and whisk every 30 seconds until mixture starts to boil. Once it just barely starts to boil move to the next step.

cinnamon stick and star anise floating in egg, sugar, cream mixture shown inside the pressure cooker.

Switch settings on instant pot to “keep warm.”

glass cover shown on top of instant pot.

Once eggnog reaches 160F degrees. Remove from heat. 

food thermometer showing 160f degree temperature reading while inserted to mixture.

Discard cinnamon stick and star anise. Let cool overnight in the fridge or for at least 2 hours before serving. You can serve this warm though if you prefer. 

glass of egg nog with cinnamon stick shown in front of a white background.

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Instant Pot Homemade Egg Nog recipe

Homemade Instant Pot Eggnog

This recipe for Homemade Instant Pot Eggnog makes the creamiest, flavorful and non-alcoholic eggnog with a touch of cinnamon spice!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Set (6 quart) instant pot to sauté on low heat. Fill instant pot with 5 cups of water, bring to a boil. If you have a glass lid for your instant pot, this would be a great time to use it. It will help the water come to a boil much faster.  
  • Add eggs to a deep Pyrex bowl (1.75q) and whisk well. The bowl should be heat safe and fit comfortable into your instant pot.
  • Add heavy cream, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, light brown sugar, milk, granulated sugar and nutmeg to the bowl and whisk to blend.
  • Using a trivet, lower the bowl into the instant pot. Water should come up about ½ way on the sides of the bowl. If the water level has decreased or does not reach the halfway mark on the bowl, add more hot water.    
  • Add cinnamon stick and star anise to the eggnog and whisk every 30 seconds until mixture starts to boil. Once it just barely starts to boil move to the next step.
  • Switch settings on instant pot to “keep warm." Once eggnog reaches 160F degrees. Remove from heat. 
  • Discard cinnamon stick and star anise. Let cool overnight in the fridge or for at least 2 hours before serving. This can also be served warm if you prefer.

Notes

  • The benefit of using the instant pot is you get a consistent temperature for the entire process. This can also be done on the stovetop using a double boiler. The key to making it on the stovetop is to keep a close eye on the temperature so it doesn’t get too hot, too quickly. Gentle, even heating is the key with eggnog.
  • This eggnog can be spiked for the adults who want a little something extra. For every cup (8 ounces) of egg nog, you’ll want about an ounce of alcohol. My favorites to add to egg nog are spiced rum, bourbon, whiskey or Bailey’s Irish cream.
  • Star anise has a flavor that is similar to licorice but not overpowering. If you don’t like that flavor, just leave it out. Some other options include: pumpkin pie spice, apple pie spice, or cloves.
  • Store the finished egg nog in the refrigerator. It will keep for about 10 days. I usually give it a good stir before serving.
  • In preparing this, you’ll want to use a deep (not wide) bowl that is oven (heat) safe. I am using a Pyrex-brand bowl for this recipe. You’ll want to test to make sure the bowl you are using will fit comfortably inside your electric pressure cooker.
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Sodium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. Approx how long will it take to reach 160 deg after turning the setting to “warm”?
    Thanks for the recipe, looks easy & delicious!