Eggnog is easy in the Ninja Foodi with a smooth and light creamy texture. You can have homemade eggnog with a hint of vanilla chilling in under 20 minutes.
Our homemade eggnog gives you all the classic Holiday flavors right at your fingertips. We prefer the homemade’s lighter texture than the heavier store-bought. The Ninja Foodi gets the eggnog recipe done in no time on its low heat setting with perfect control. You can serve it hot or cold for a cup of Holiday Cheer with your favorite cookie or dessert. Of course, don’t forget to add nutmeg for that Christmas pizazz. Yum!
Seven simple ingredients to have homemade Ninja Foodi eggnog. They’re probably in your fridge right now.
- Egg yolks
- Granulated sugar
- Milk (I used 2%)
- Heavy Cream
- Ground Cinnamon
- Vanilla extract
- Nutmeg for garnish (Mine and Papà’s Favorite)
Check out the recipe card for quantities.
Place the egg yolks into the cooking pot of the Ninja Foodi. Don’t forget to set the whites aside for another recipe. See Top Tips below.
Add the sugar and the milk and whisk the mixture well. Place your Ninja Foodi slider in the Air Fryer/Stove Top mode and select the Sear/Saute function. Adjust heat control to #2 using the down arrow. Place the candy thermometer in the mixture.
Cook and mix until the temperature reaches 150 degrees F. I used a silicone whisk so I don’t scratch the bottom of the pot. Keep an eye on the mixture. It will reach the temperature quickly, about 15 minutes. Mixing it while cooking helps the mixture to stay smooth and cook evenly.
Once it has reached 150 degrees F., remove it from the heat and add the heavy cream, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Mix until all is combined.
NOTE: Please be careful. I used heatproof mitts to remove the hot pot from the body of the Ninja Foodi.
Let the mixture cool completely to room temperature. For us here in Florida, it was just under 3 hours. Now if you want you can serve it or cool it completely in the fridge.
NOTE: Allowing the eggnog to cool to room temperature lets all the flavors infuse.
Use the recipe card, below, for guidelines.
Put on your favorite Holiday music to keep you company while you mix the egg mixture until 150 degrees F.
You can use a different milk fat percentage but your results may vary. Not a fan of cinnamon, substitute it with nutmeg or for a unique flavor clove. Now with the clove go easy on the amount, about 1/4 teaspoon as a starting point.
- Serve Hot – it is like a smooth creamy hot chocolate.
- Eggnog Holiday Café Latte– Heat and smooth the eggnog then add it to your coffee or espresso for a Holiday Café Latte. Yum! This is one of my favorites.
- Ho-Ho Café – Serving your eggnog with some sprinkles of chocolate shavings. Or go all in and add whipped cream. It’s OK… it’s the Holidays.
- Kid-friendly – If you are like us and live somewhere where the Holiday temperatures can be more Spring/Summerish, freeze the eggnog like ice-pops.
- Clear mixing bowls: Anchor and Hocking glassware
- Ninja Foodi XL 14-1
- Candy Thermometer
Eggnog goes Great With…
Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookies (copycat) are perfect for Santa’s little helpers. You are going to love these crisp, soft and chewy cookies.
Chocolate Roasted Almonds mixed and roasted in under 15 minutes. Now you just need to wait for these semi-sweet bites of Christmas to cool.
Cinnamon Balls quick, sweet, and flaky right out of the air fryer. Ideal for a Holiday breakfast or dessert.
Mini Cinnamon Rolls How nice to have these mini rolls done in less than 1 hour for the Holidays.
Keep the eggnog, for no more than 4 days, in the fridge until ready to serve.
With the unused egg whites, you can make omelets, add them to pasta with
bacon, or make some Holliday meringues.
The key to the eggnog recipe is to keep stirring regularly and not walk away until the egg mixture reaches 150 degrees F.
How fun was that to make? What was your special Holiday treat?
Let me know below.
Ninja Foodi Eggnog
- Mixing Bowls
- Ninja Foodi XL 14-1
- Candy Thermometer
- 6 egg yolks
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 ½ cups milk (2% fat)
- 1 ½ cups heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Nutmeg (Optional garnish)
- Place the egg yolks into the cooking pot of the Ninja Foodi.
- Add the sugar and the milk and whisk the mixture well. Place the slider in the Air Fryer/Stove Top mode and select the Sear/Saute function. Place the heat on #2. Place the candy thermometer in the egg mixture.
- Cook and mix continuously until the temperature reaches 150 degrees F., about 15 minutes.
- At 150 degrees F., please remove the mixture from the heat and add the heavy cream, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Mix until all is combined.NOTE: Please be careful. Use heatproof mitts to remove the hot pot from the body of the Foodi.
- Let the mixture cool to room temperature, for a little less than 3 hours. Once at room temperature, cool it completely in the fridge.
- Happy Holidays!
That is a great idea. However, we have not tested it out.
Great question. Last Christmas, I did it that way and it is more difficult, so yes. What I have learned with the Ninja Foodi is the control of the heating. It allows the temperature to come up more evenly.
This is actual real important because the mixture is still hot and allows it to continue cooking and combining all those Holiday flavors. Think of it as resting a Brisket or Boston Butt, yummy things need some time. It’s SO WORTH IT!
Hi, everyone, or I should say, “Happy Holidays!” I’m Vittoria. I’m usually behind the scenes here at The Kitchen Bucket List. Papà and I love eggnog and since one of my specialties are fun smoothie drinks I had to give it a whirl in mom’s new Ninja. This eggnog is the perfect drink for the Holidays and it is so easy to make in the Foodi. In fact, it is like the Foodi was made for this. It perfectly controls the low temperature to warm the milk, yolks, and sugar evenly. Now, don’t forget to use freshly grated nutmeg on top for Christmas Pizazz!