Eggnog Milkshake (McDonald’s Copycat)

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

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?

Eggnog Milkshake (McDonald's Copycat).

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.

To learn more about the origins and history of eggnog, check out The Spruce Eats.


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What We Love About This Eggnog Milkshake Recipe

  • 5 Minute Treat: Have this festival eggnog shake ready in under 5 minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All you need is a total of 4 ingredients for this holiday treat from scratch.
  • Family Friendly: Your kids will love this egg nog shake inspired by mcdonald’s because of it’s rich and creamy texture.
A top shot of the eggnog milkshake.

Ingredient Notes

  • Ice Cream: I used vanilla flavored ice cream for this milkshake, you could also use eggnog, french vanilla ice cream or cinnamon flavored ice cream. Store-bought or make your own.
Ice cream, seasonings, whipped cream etc.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Garnishes – Garnish with a cinnamon/nutmeg/sugar rim, a maraschino cherry, cinnamon stick, crumbled gingersnaps, or a wafer straw.
  • Boozy Milkshake Recipe – If you would like an added alcoholic flavor add a shot or two of brandy, bourbon, or dark rum.
  • Thick Shake – If you prefer your milkshake to have a thicker consistency, reduce the eggnog to ½ cup.

How to Make Eggnog Shake

These are the basic steps for making Eggnog Milkshake. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information. Such as daily value, nutrition facts, serving size etc. Also, check out Instagram and Facebook for more great recipes.

A blender with ice cream etc.

STEP 1: BLEND

Add vanilla ice cream, eggnog, nutmeg and vanilla extract to the blender. Blend on high until fully combined.

STEP 2: ADD TO CUP

Pour milkshake into a 16 oz glass and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon or garnishes of your choice. Serve and enjoy!

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

I do recommend making this milkshake ahead of time.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store leftover shake into a freezer-safe bag or airtight container for up to 2 months. Remove from freezer and allow for it to thaw a bit before then blend until smooth.

Frequently Asked Questions

CAN I USE EGGNOG FLAVORED ICE CREAM?

During the holiday season, some brands come out with seasonal flavors such as eggnog. If you would like you can use the eggnog flavored ice cream in place of vanilla.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE NON DAIRY ALTERNATIVES?

If you are lactose intolerant but still want to enjoy an egg nog shake without the stomach ache, there are now many non-dairy eggnogs and ice creams that you can use instead.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can easily be doubled or halved, just increase or decrease the ingredients proportionally.

DOES EGGNOG TASTE LIKE MELTED ICE CREAM?

Eggnog has a thick consistency and a rich flavor. It has a similar taste to custard and pairs perfectly with ice cream to make this milkshake.

A side view of the Eggnog Milkshake (McDonald's Copycat).

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: If you are want to make egg nog shakes for your family of 4 or more, you can easily double the ingredients proportionally.
  • 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, 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.

What to Serve with Eggnog Milkshake

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Eggnog Milkshake (McDonald's Copycat).
5 from 1 vote

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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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

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: If you are want to make egg nog shakes for your family of 4 or more, you can easily double the ingredients proportionally.
  • 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, 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.

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
Keyword: eggnog, ice cream, milkshake

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