Eggnog Milkshake (McDonald’s Copycat)

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This rich Eggnog Milkshake is perfect for the holidays! It’s decadent, creamy, and so tasty. Why buy one from McDonald’s when you can make it at home?

If you are looking for a decadent seasonal treat to serve this holiday season, look no further than this exceptional easy eggnog shake recipe.

A delicious glass of eggnog milkshake.

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More about this Eggnog Treat

The Eggnog Milkshake is seriously so easy to make, all you need is a total of 4 ingredients and 5 minutes. Your family will beg for you to make this treat everyday, it’s that addicting. This is a recipe that you must try this holiday season. It is so much better than traditional eggnog and is perfect for this time of year.

Where did this unique drink originate? The Spruce Eats explains the creamy history of this festive drink

Why This Easy Eggnog Shake Recipe is a Keeper

You can make special seasonal treats for your family and friends that take no time at all but somehow make the day more special. This quick and easy milkshake is like that. You can make it fancy with whip cream, shaved chocolate or spices and of course a cherry on top.

  • 5 Minute Treat: Have this festival mcdonald’s eggnog shake ready in under 5 minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All you need is a total of 4 ingredients for this egg nog milkshake with whipped cream from scratch. This can be made with eggnog and 3 ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: Your kids will love this egg nog shake inspired by Mcdonald’s because of it’s rich and creamy texture.

If you’re looking for more holiday drinks, try these Non-Alcoholic Christmas Punch, Winter Sangria and Apple Boilo.

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Are McDonalds Eggnog Milkshakes Healthy?

A view of the top of the McDonald copycat shake.

The short answer is no. It is definitely not a healthy option at over 600 calories per serving and over 21 grams of fat this milkshake is definitely a treat. However, most people think it is worth indulging in once a year.

Ingredient Notes for Mcdonald’s Copycat Eggnog Shake Recipe

Ice cream, egg nog and whipped cream for the shake.

You only need a dew simple ingredients to make this this special festive eggnog.

  • Ice Cream: I used vanilla flavored ice cream to make this milkshake, you could also use eggnog ice cream, french vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream or cinnamon flavored ice cream. Store-bought or make your own.
  • Spices: Ground nutmeg is key to finish this holiday drink. Freshly ground is best.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Recipe Variations and Substitutions for the Seasonal Holiday Eggnog Milkshake Recipe

Be creative with the variations when making the milkshake. If you want the ice cream to be different, feel free. Chocolate eggnog is a wonderful option.

  • Garnishes: After you add whipped cream, garnish with a cinnamon/nutmeg/sugar rim, a maraschino cherry, cinnamon stick, crumbled gingersnaps, or a wafer straw.
  • Thick Shake: If you prefer your milkshake to have a thicker consistency, reduce the eggnog to ½ cup.
  • Chill the glass. Place in the freezer to keep the shake cool. Serving the shake in a chilled glass takes this recipe up a notch.

Special Equipment Needed to Make an Eggnog Shake

Of course, the best way to make this copycat recipe is in a blender.

  • Blender: This allows you to make an eggnog milkshake quickly and smooth.

How to Make Egg Nog Shake

You can make an eggnog milkshake easily. Blend all the ingredients and then top with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. Now that you can make this limited time drink anytime you want.

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These are the basic steps for making easy eggnog recipe. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions and nutritional information such as sodium and cholesterol.

Combing the ingredients into the blender.

STEP 1: Blend

First, add vanilla ice cream, eggnog, nutmeg and vanilla extract to the blender. Then blend on high until fully combined.

STEP 2: Then add to the Cup and Garnish

Next pour milkshake into a 16 oz glass and top with whipped topping and a sprinkle of cinnamon or garnishes of your choice.

Recipe FAQs for the Best Eggnog Beverage

Of course, use your favorite dairy free ingredients. Just mix all the dairy free ingredients together and serve.

Indeed! Freeze for 2 months and thaw slightly when you have a craving.

You can use a low fat or fat free ice cream for this recipe. Also, a lower fat eggnog can be great and do not skip the whipped topping. Use a low far, low calorie whip cream.

Two side by side eggnog milkshakes.

Expert To Make Eggnog Recipe Festive Drink

Making this eggnog is quick and easy. This taste like classic eggnog only better. This cozy seasonal drink will become one of your favorite Christmas recipes.

  • Food ProcessorIf you do not have a big enough blender, a food processor will also work.
  • Drizzle: A fun syrup on top such as a chocolate drizzle with a little chocolate syrup or try a cinnamon syrup drizzle. Or sprinkle a little pumpkin pie spice.
  • Rich: Try and replace the ice cream with vanilla gelato or frozen custard, top with crumbled cookies.
  • Temperature: Allow the regular vanilla ice cream to sit out at room temperature to soften to make scooping easier for the homemade eggnog milkshake.
  • Boozy Eggnog Milkshake Recipe: If you would like an added alcoholic flavor add a shot or two of brandy, bourbon, or dark rum for a boozy eggnog.
A delicious glass of eggnog milkshake.
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Eggnog Milkshake

Yield: 2 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
This rich and creamy Eggnog Milkshake is the perfect treat for the holidays! Why buy one from McDonald’s when you can make it at home?
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups Vanilla ice cream
  • ¾ cup Eggnog
  • ¾ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Add vanilla ice cream, eggnog, nutmeg and vanilla extract to the blender.
  • Blend on high until fully combined.
  • Pour milkshake into a 16 oz glass and top with whipped cream and garnishes of your choice.

Expert Tips

    • Food Processor: If you do not have a big enough blender, a food processor will also work.
    • Drizzle: A fun syrup on top such as a chocolate drizzle with a little chocolate syrup or try a cinnamon syrup drizzle. Or sprinkle a little pumpkin pie spice.
    • Rich: Try and replace the ice cream with vanilla gelato or frozen custard, top with crumbled cookies.
    • Temperature: Allow the regular vanilla ice cream to sit out at room temperature to soften to make scooping easier for the homemade eggnog milkshake.
    • Boozy Eggnog Milkshake Recipe: If you would like an added alcoholic flavor add a shot or two of brandy, bourbon, or dark rum for a boozy eggnog.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 622mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 1169IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 421mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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