Instant Peppermint Eggnog Pudding

Boozy, Instant Peppermint Eggnog Pudding is just what your Christmas party needs! This easy eggnog dessert can be made literally at the last minute!

Looking for an eggnog drink? Try our easy Eggnog Cocktail recipe!

Instant Peppermint Eggnog Pudding is an eggnog dessert recipe with or without alcohol

What Is Eggnog?

Eggnog is also know as a milk punch or egg milk punch, usually made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg whites and egg yolks.

You can sip on eggnog straight up, make a fun Eggnog Cocktail or turn it into a dessert.

We’re going with lots of bourbon for this eggnog recipe big surprise there…and we’re turning those eggnog ingredients into this spiked eggnog dessert.

That’s also ready in 5 minutes. You’re welcome.

Instant Peppermint Eggnog Pudding is a spiked eggnog dessert that's ready in 5 minutes

Because I KNOW you are all scrambling right now to think of what to bring to a Christmas party or potluck, or maybe you’re hosting Christmas and have this giant menu but…

You forgot about dessert.

It happens, to the best of us. There’s the main course, side dishes, appetizers and cocktails to think about.

Holiday dinner planning is rough, people. I get it.

Instant Peppermint Eggnog Pudding is an eggnog recipe with peppermint flavors

But that doesn’t mean you have to slow your dessert roll.

Whip up this Instant Peppermint Eggnog Pudding in about 5 minutes and you’ll look like a star!

I have found that the best eggnog alcohol is bourbon, but you can add rum or whiskey too. It’s all what you prefer, or maybe just what you have on hand.

Spiked eggnog dessert is what this eggnog recipe is all about here…but if you do want to keep some without the booze that’s easy enough to do too.

Instant Peppermint Eggnog Pudding is an eggnog dessert with peppermint and bourbon

This eggnog dessert recipe is so easy to make, you can literally do it at the last minute, or the day before. Totally up to you.

The point here is that it’s a SUPER easy dessert recipe for the holidays and you should totally add it to your menu.

What Flavors Can You Add To Eggnog?

Not a peppermint fan? You can swap out the peppermint topping for lots of other flavors.

• Whipped cream with cinnamon and/or nutmeg

• Cocoa powder

• Chocolate shavings

• Sprinkles

• Brown Sugar topping (melt it with a torch and let it set for a crispy topping)

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Instant Peppermint Eggnog Pudding is an eggnog dessert with peppermint and bourbon

Instant Peppermint Eggnog Pudding

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minute
  • Total Time: 5 minute
  • Yield: 4 1x

This spiked eggnog dessert can literally be ready at the last minute! Just 5 minutes is all you need to make this eggnog dessert recipe!



2 boxes vanilla instant pudding (1.85 ounces each)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon fresh nutmeg

3 1/2 cups eggnog

1/2 cup bourbon

Crushed candy canes or peppermint for garnish


Add the pudding packets, cinnamon, vanilla extract, brown sugar and nutmeg to a bowl.

Pour in the eggnog and bourbon and stir for two minutes until thickened.

Pour the pudding into ramekins or small bowls for serving, then place on a sheet pan in the refrigerator for 5 minutes until thickened.

Pudding can stay in the refrigerator longer or even overnight, add peppermint garnish right before serving.

Recipe Notes

This recipe can easily be doubled or triple depending on how much you need! You can also omit the bourbon and and a full 4 cups of eggnog instead!

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: stir
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: eggnog, eggnog recipe, eggnog pudding, spiked eggnog, holiday desserts, pudding recipe, easy dessert





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