Give your holiday dessert some extra flair with Eggnog Whipped Cream. You’ll love it because the fluffy homemade whipped cream has a subtle, yet noticeable eggnog flavor that pipes beautifully. Best of all, it is easy to make in minutes.
I love the flavor of eggnog, so I look forward to buying a carton of the popular seasonal drink every year. The problem is that it is so rich, so we never finish all of it.
Did you know that you can use eggnog to add more flavor to other desserts? It can be used in so many different types of recipes to add an extra boost of eggnog flavor and richness.
One of my favorite ways to use eggnog is in homemade whipped cream. It lightens it up and still has the delicious eggnog flavor that I love!
Why This Recipe Works
If you have leftover eggnog in your fridge, this fluffy eggnog whipped cream recipe is what you need to make. It is ready in minutes and tastes incredible.
You can also use it as a topping for hot chocolate, coffee, or ice cream. Try dipping fruit or vanilla wafers into it for a quick snack. It’s so good!
It really will give your favorite recipes an extra boost of festive flavor. Although, once you sample a bite, you won’t be able to stop eating it by the spoonfuls.
It really is easy to make this spice flavored whipped cream. All you need are a few ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now.
Heavy Whipping Cream – Make sure you buy heavy cream. It has the fat needed to whip the cream into stiff peaks.
Eggnog – We usually buy regular nog, but you can also use a flavored variety to bump up the flavor. If you can’t find eggnog, use more cream and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract with the other flavorings.
Confectioners Sugar – Used to sweeten the whipped cream even more. It also stabilizes the cream, so it lasts longer in the fridge.
Flavoring – A mixture of rum extract and nutmeg helps to boost the eggnog flavor.
How to make Eggnog Whipped Cream
Enjoy a bowl of eggnog whip in minutes. All you need is a bowl and a stand mixer (or electric hand mixer) to create fluffy clouds of eggnog goodness for your Christmas desserts.
Chill the Bowl
Place the clean and dry mixing bowl and mixer beaters in the freezer for at least 10 minutes. Chilling the bowl keeps the cream cold longer which will help it whip faster.
Make the Whip
Pour the chilled ingredients into the cold mixing bowl and beat on low until everything is completely dissolved. Use a spatula to keep everything off the sides.
Increase the mixer speed and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
Use the eggnog cream right away or refrigerate until later.
- Make sure all the ingredients are cold. Whipped cream whips up much faster and fluffier this way.
- The flavored whip can be made 1-2 days in advance. Keep it in an air tight container in the fridge.
- Do NOT over whip the mixture! Once the cream has thickened, stop mixing.
- Freeze the leftover whipped cream for later. Use a piping bag to pipe swirls on parchment paper and freeze. The frozen swirls are delicious on hot coffee.
Can you substitute eggnog for heavy cream?
Eggnog is not as creamy or fatty as heavy cream, so it can not hold peaks on its own. Mixing the two together will give the whipped cream a great eggnog flavor. In order to keep from diluting the cream too much, do not use more than 1/2 cup eggnog per 1 cup cream.
Can you use real rum instead of extract?
Yes you can. Feel free to use 1 tablespoon of rum in place of the extract.
Can you use whipped cream on hot drinks?
Yes! Enjoy your favorite cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or eggnog latte with a big swirl of eggnog whipped cream.
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- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup eggnog
- 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- Place a metal bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer for 10 minutes.
- Pour the cream, eggnog, extract, nutmeg, and powdered sugar into the chilled bowl.
- Beat on low speed until everything is mixed in. Use a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl.
- Increase the mixer speed and beat until thick and creamy.
- Swirl on desserts with a piping bag and icing tip 1M.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.