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Easy Eggnog Syrup



An easy Eggnog Syrup recipe that takes less than 5 minutes to make. The perfect addition to Christmas breakfast pancakes, waffles and more.

Can you believe it’s already November? Guess what that means… Eggnog season!

I started spotting Eggnog in stores right before Halloween and it made me so excited.

I’ve always loved the holiday season; Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. It’s the best 3 months of the year and for good reason.

Finding eggnog is possible October to January but outside of the window, it can be hard. So take advantage of this season and next time you’re at the store grab a carton of the creamy holiday favorite.

While you’re sipping on a freshly poured glass of eggnog whip up a batch of this delicious, sweet eggnog syrup. It takes less than 5 minutes to make and is perfect atop a short stack of fluffy Classic Pancakes, hot of the griddle Gingerbread French Toast, or a couple of sweet Pumpkin Waffles.


If you prefer you breakfast syrup warm, by all means, warm it up. To do so, place the syrup in a microwave-safe bowl, glass or jar. Heat for about 30 seconds, only until warm.

NOTE: Warming the syrup will make it thinner, more liquid. As the sugar heats, it will dissolve which will make the syrup thinner.

If you prefer your syrup thicker, avoid heating.


Store this eggnog syrup in the fridge. Keep the syrup in a sealed glass mason jar or other airtight container. Avoid reheating multiple times as this can effect the shelf life.

This eggnog syrup is so quick and easy to make, I recommend making it fresh and only as much as you think you will need. If there is leftover, store it otherwise, make it as you need it.


If kept in the fridge, this eggnog syrup recipe will last 5-7 days (if made with new, never-opened eggnog).

NOTE: Double check the expiration date of your eggnog. If less than 5-7 days out, the expiration date of your eggnog syrup will be same as the eggnog you used for this recipe.


Easy Eggnog Syrup

Easy Eggnog Syrup

Yield: 1 1/4 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

An easy 5-minutes or less eggnog syrup perfect for Christmas morning breakfast, on pancakes, waffles and more.


  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp rum extract (optional)


  1. In a bowl, whisk all ingredients together.
  2. Serve warm or chilled. See notes.


If warming, place syrup in a microwave-safe bowl, cup or jar. Heat in the microwave for 30-60 seconds or until just warm. Warming the syrup will cause it to become very thin. This is due to the sugar dissolving and turning liquid.

If you prefer thicker syrup do not warm.

Store leftover syrup in an airtight container, I like using a mason jar with lid that seals. Will keep 5-7 days if kept in the fridge OR until expiration date of eggnog you used in the recipe (which ever is soonest).

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

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