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Mocha Eggnog Sundae

Luscious Mocha Eggnog Sundae made with chocolate and coffee ice creams topped with spiced bourbon eggnog.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Mocha Eggnog Sundae in vintage soda glasses with a pitcher in the background.

Raise a glass to celebrate the holiday season with my luscious Mocha Eggnog Sundae made with chocolate and coffee ice creams topped with spiced bourbon eggnog.

It’s the time of year when even the teetotalers among us are tempted to imbibe in a little tipple. Just a little something to celebrate the season, you know?

Mocha Eggnog Sundae in vintage soda glasses with a pitcher in the background.

And why not? So long as you use moderation, I say go right ahead and enjoy all those traditional Christmas season drinks – mulled wine, warm cider, and, of course, eggnog! Rich, creamy, spiced eggnog. Yum. It has always been a favorite.

My mama makes a delicious eggnog, rich with cream and egg yolks and spiced just right with cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s always a perfect option for a Christmas get-together.

So, loving eggnog as I do, I’m always looking for new ways to serve it. Today I’m sharing one of my favorites with you. This delicious Mocha Eggnog Sundae is a combination of eggs, cream, and spices, with bourbon, chocolate, and coffee. It’s a real winner!

I remember when BeeBop and I taste-tested it for the first time, we both looked at each other and said “Wow!” Literally. I’m telling you, I enjoyed every single drop of this and when my glass was empty, I have to confess that I ran my finger around the inside and got the last little taste. It’s that good.

How to Make Mocha Eggnog Sundae

The short and sweet description is that you make eggnog with some smooth Southern bourbon (or rum if you insist), chill it, and then pour it over chocolate and coffee ice cream. Here’s the bit more detailed version:

Small knife and a vanilla bean on a cutting board.

Using a small, sharp knife, split a vanilla bean and scrape the seeds from the inside.

Milk and half and half in a pan with spices added.

Add the vanilla bean along with its seeds, milk, half and half, cinnamon sticks, and nutmeg to a medium saucepan. Place the mixture over low heat and bring barely to a boil, stirring frequently.

Beaten sugar and egg yolks in a mixing bowl.

Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks and 3/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl until they’re pale yellow in color and fluffy. By the way – don’t toss those egg whites! You can freeze them and use them for other recipes.

Slowly add 1 cup of the hot milk mixture to the beaten egg yolks, beating with a wire whisk until well blended. Gradually whisk the milk and egg yolk mixture back into the remaining hot milk mixture in the saucepan.

Saucepan containing eggnog mixture.

Cook and stir on medium-low heat for 3-5 minutes or until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon.

Pouring the egg and milk mixture through a strainer into a bowl.

Strain the mixture into a large bowl and allow it to cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate overnight or until thoroughly chilled.

Glass pitcher containing bourbon.

When ready to serve, add the bourbon or rum to a serving pitcher. Stir in the chilled eggnog.

Whip the cream and remaining 1/4 cup sugar until soft peaks form.

Scoops of ice cream in vintage serving glasses.

In a bowl or tall glass, place one scoop of coffee ice cream and one scoop of chocolate ice cream.

Eggnog being poured from a pitcher over scoops of ice cream

Pour over the chilled eggnog. Top with whipped cream and crushed peppermint. Garnish with a peppermint stick if desired.

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Mocha Eggnog Sundae in vintage soda glasses with a pitcher in the background.

Mocha Eggnog Sundae

Luscious Mocha Eggnog Sundae made with chocolate and coffee ice creams topped with spiced bourbon eggnog.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 865kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup Half and Half
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar divided
  • ¾ cup bourbon
  • 1 pint coffee ice cream
  • 1 pint chocolate ice cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Crushed peppermint and peppermint sticks for serving

Instructions

  • Use a small, sharp knife to split the vanilla bean and scrape the seeds from the inside. Add the bean, seeds, milk, Half and Half, cinnamon sticks, and nutmeg to a medium saucepan. Place the mixture over low heat and bring barely to a boil, stirring frequently.
  • Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks and 3/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl until pale yellow in color and fluffy.
  • Slowly add 1 cup of the hot milk mixture the beaten egg yolks, beating with a wire whisk until well blended. Gradually whisk the milk and egg yolk mixture back into the remaining hot milk mixture in the saucepan.
  • Cook and stir on medium-low heat for 3-5 minutes or until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  • Strain the mixture into a large bowl. Allow to cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate overnight or until well chilled.
  • When ready to serve, add the bourbon or rum to a serving pitcher. Stir in the chilled eggnog.
  • Whip the cream and remaining 1/4 cup sugar until soft peaks form.
  • In a bowl or tall glass, place one scoop each of coffee and chocolate ice cream. Pour over the chilled eggnog. Top with whipped cream and crushed peppermint. Garnish with a peppermint stick if desired.

Notes

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 865kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 338mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 80g | Vitamin A: 1843IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 431mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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    1. Decadent is a perfect description for this! It’s rich from the eggnog plus the coffee and chocolate ice creams just put it right over the top.

  1. Oh my gosh…you know this is calling my name, right? This would take the tee out of any totaller!