The traditional drink at Christmas time.
Eierpunsch Rezept
mittelstark (11% - 19%)
Historical era (before 1860)
Erfunden von:
Great Britain

Eggnog is one of the world’s most popular hot drinks at Christmas time. By the way, the warming classic originally comes from Great Britain and is a variation of the well-known eggnog.

Eggnog differs from eggnog in the ingredients used. Thus, the punch usually omits cream and uses less rum*. Due to the wide distribution of the Christmas classic, there are countless types and varieties of the drink.

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time20 min
  • Yield1 pot
  • Serving Size125
  • Energy244 cal
  • Cuisine
    • britisch
  • Course
    • Getränk
  • Cooking Method
    • Heat


For the eggnog

  • 150 g sugar
  • 8 egg yolks (fresh)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 lemon
  • 5 tablespoons rum
  • 750 ml white wine


  • Pot
  • Citrus juicer
  • Hand mixer
  • Cups
  • Drinking Straw
  • Trowel


First, separate the eggs and put them in a large bowl.
Then scrape out the vanilla pod, squeeze the lemon and add to the bowl along with the sugar and cinnamon.
Using a hand mixer, beat the mixture for about 10 minutes until fluffy, pour into a large saucepan and slowly add the rum and white wine. Heat slowly over low heat until it reaches about 60 °C. The eggnog must not be heated to over 65 °C, otherwise the yolk will curdle.
Remove the eggnog from the heat and whisk again. Then pour into heatproof glasses or cups, garnish with some cinnamon dust or a cinnamon stick and serve with a straw. Ready is your homemade eggnog.

Always use fresh organic eggs for your eggnog. Since the drink is not heated to over 70 °C, any salmonella that may be present is not killed.

  • Nährwerte

  • 8 servings per container
  • Serving Size125
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories244
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat6.5 g78 g8.33%
  • Cholesterol252 mg300 mg84%
  • Total Carbohydrate21.4 g275 g7.78%
  • Dietary Fiber0.3 g28 g1.07%
  • Total Sugars19.5 g
  • Protein3.5 g50 g7%
  • Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)1.116 IU800 IU0.14%
  • Calcium51.1 mg1300 mg3.93%
  • Iron2.5 mg18 mg13.89%
  • Potassium125.8 mg4700 mg2.68%
  • Vitamin A0.1843 mcg900 mcg0.02%
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)6.4 mg90 mg7.11%
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)1.1 IU33 IU3.33%
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)0.0636 mg1.2 mg5.3%
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg1.3 mg7.69%
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)0.1 mg1.7 mg5.88%
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine)0.4 mcg2.4 mcg16.67%
  • Phosphorus133.9 mg1250 mg10.71%
  • Iodine9.53 mcg150 mcg6.35%
  • Magnesium15.5 mg420 mg3.69%
  • Zinc1 mg11 mg9.09%
  • Copper0.2 mg0.9 mg22.22%
  • Manganese0.2 mg2.3 mg8.7%
  • Chloride43.7 mg2300 mg1.9%
  • Alkohol12 g

German eggnog history

Eggnog originated in medieval Europe, where it was known as “posset”. This drink consisted of milk heated with wine or beer and often refined with spices and sugar. Over the centuries, different variations of posset developed, and eventually eggs were introduced as the main ingredient.

German eggnog, as we know it today, originated in the 18th century and was originally called “Eierflip”. It enjoyed great popularity, especially during Advent and at Christmas markets.

Differences between German eggnog and eggnog

Both drinks are based on eggs, milk or cream and an alcoholic base. Still, there are some key differences between German eggnog and American or British eggnog:

  1. Alcohol Base: Eggnog usually uses wine, rum*, or arrack (an alcoholic drink made from palm sap or rice) as its alcoholic base, while eggnog usually contains bourbon, brandy*, or rum.
  2. Spices: German eggnog is often spiced with cinnamon, vanilla and lemon zest, while American eggnog typically contains nutmeg and sometimes cinnamon and cloves.
  3. Consistency and preparation: The punch is generally thicker and creamier than eggnog. While eggnog is often prepared by separating the eggs and beating the whites until stiff before folding them into the yolk mixture, eggnog likes to use the whole egg and whisk it with the other ingredients.
  4. Serving method: Eggnog is traditionally served hot, while eggnog can be drunk either hot or cold.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *