Christmas time is a great opportunity to indulge in many delicious wares, and that certainly includes beverages. While the tradition of having eggnog at Christmas may not be to everyone's liking, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere, this tasty twist on the classic recipe could very easily become a crowd favourite. Loaded with delicious sweet and savoury flavours, salted caramel eggnog is the one drink you MUST try this festive season. And as an added bonus you can whip it up in around 15 minutes! Leaving more time to enjoy the festivities.

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Serves: 4


  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • ¾ tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 5 eggs
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup caramel syrup, plus more to garnish
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt, plus more to garnish
  • ¾ cup good quality dark rum (optional)
  • 2 egg whites for garnish (optional)


  1. In a large saucepan, combine milk, cream, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg. Bring to the boil over a medium heat. Be careful when bringing to a boil that the milk doesn't boil over the pan. As soon as you see it bubbling, remove from heat. Allow to sit for at least 5-10 minutes to steep. (You want to make sure the milk mixture isn't hot enough to cook the eggs once added. So allow to sit for a little bit off the heat before the next step)
  2. In a large stand mixer, beat eggs and sugar on medium high/high until fully combined.
  3. Pour egg mixture into the milk and whisk quickly until fully combined.
  4. Add caramel, sea salt, and rum (if using). Continue whisking to fully combine.
  5. When you're ready to serve, beat the egg whites on high until foamy peaks form. (This is optional).
  6. Pour the eggnog into the glass leaving a bit of room at the top. Top with fluffy egg whites (optional)
  7. Garnish with nutmeg and caramel sauce.
  8. Enjoy!

Note: This recipe contains raw eggs. Consuming raw eggs can pose a risk. Use your own discretion about whether consuming raw eggs is suitable for you.