A kid-friendly eggnog: Hits the right notes for a Christmas drink

A kid-friendly eggnog: Hits the right notes for a Christmas drink

One of our favourite Christmas treats is the eggnog. This rich and creamy holiday drink recipe from Christopher Lester, Executive Chef of Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, is great for both adults and kids. It's also the perfect start to your Christmas meal. Light and easy to make, dressed up with some freshly grated nutmeg, the holiday flavours are strong in this one. Let’s get whisking!


Prep + cook time: 20 mins

Makes 4 generous glasses


½ vanilla pod (extract the seeds by using the back of a knife)

½ tsp almond extract

120gm egg yolk (pasteurized egg)

160gm sugar

200gm heavy whipping cream

600gm milk

1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg


1. In a large bowl, add the vanilla seeds, almond extract, egg yolk and the sugar and using an electric whisk beat until you have a pale cream colour.

2. Fold in the cream and milk, and whisk until thoroughly combined.

3. Add ice to a glass jug, and strain the eggnog mixture over the ice. When sufficiently chilled, pour into serving glasses and dust with fresh nutmeg.

Looking for more Christmas recipes? 

Now that you've settled in with a festive drink, how about some festive treats to accompany it? We've got you covered with an array of recipes for Christmas cookies and cakes. There's a four-ingredient peanut butter biscuit, ginger and chocolate cookies, gluten-free baked goodies, and a fruitcake and spiced cake to boot.

Stained glass Christmas stars
Stained glass Christmas stars Image Credit: Camera Press
Gluten-free Christmas cake
Gluten-free Christmas cake Image Credit: Camera Press

And of course, what's a Christmas meal without the star - a whole roasted turkey complete with stuffing and trimmings. These recipes for a traditional brined turkey and a quick-fix Arabic-style turkey are bound to be the pride of your dinner table on Christmas day.

Tender roast turkey plus delicious trimmings to serve with
Tender roast turkey plus delicious trimmings to serve with Image Credit: Palazzo Versace Dubai
Lebanese-style roast turkey with oriental rice
Roast turkey a la Lebanon: spice-rubbed turkey laid on a bed of rice and chestnuts Image Credit: Supplied

By the end of it all, if you're not as stuffed as your turkey, dig right into these luscious desserts and top off the festivities with some sweetness. We've got recipes for not one, not two, but three Christmas puddings!
And we've thrown in a mincepie
 as well because the more the merrier your Christmas will be.
Merry Christmas! 

Gluten-free steamed Christmas pudding
Gluten-free steamed Christmas pudding Image Credit: Camera Press
Fruit mince pies
Fruit mince pies Image Credit: Camera Press