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Instant Pot Eggnog

Light and creamy homemade Eggnog is easy in the Instant Pot. This holiday classic can be enjoyed hot, cold or in favorite recipes calling for eggnog.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time (approximate) 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 6 3/4-cup servings (total yield: 4 1/2 cups)
Calories 232kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 3 Cups Milk Whole Milk recommended
  • Cup Granulated sugar
  • ½ Cup Heavy cream
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 1 Star anise


  • Place the trivet into the Instant Pot and fill with 4 cups of water.
    Place a baking pan inside and set the Instant Pot to the SAUTE setting.
  • While the water is heating whisk together the milk, sugar, heavy cream, eggs, vanilla extract and nutmeg until incorporated.
  • Pour mixture into the baking pan and add the cinnamon sticks and star anise.
  • Cook, stirring or whisking constantly for 15-20 minutes or until the eggnog has thickened and reached 160 degrees.
  • Turn off the Instant Pot and carefully remove the eggnog. Allow to cool slightly then pour into a clean jar or airtight container, seal and chill in the refrigerator until completely cooled.
    NOTE: it will thicken slightly as it cools.
  • Serve cold or rewarm


Use an instant read food thermometer to monitor the eggnog temperature until it reaches 160 degrees. This is the temperature at which eggs are cooked and there are no concerns about the eggs being raw.
Serve it warm or cold or even chilled over ice!
Storing it
Store in a sealed jar or airtight container for up to 3 days.


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 648IU | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 1mg