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Eggnog Dip

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eggnog dip in white bowl with cookie

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we turned everyone’s favorite holiday drink into a Dip? Enter Eggnog Dip, a sweet, fluffy, creamy, and mouth watering delicious dip made using eggnog, cream cheese, extracts, powdered sugar, and whipped topping.

eggnog dip is a white bowl with cookies

It’s the holiday season, and do you know what that means? It’s time to enjoy all the good things attached to it! I’m talking about holiday cookies, Christmas puddings, pumpkin pies, and hot beverages on a chilly winter evening.

However, if you want to take your winter desserts up a notch, you can whip up a delicious eggnog dip!

eggnog dip on cookie

Do you know what the best part is? This tempting eggnog dessert comes together in hardly 15 minutes! It’s a simple mix-and-stir recipe that does not require you to spend hours in the kitchen. Just add all the ingredients one by one in a large bowl and beat them to smooth perfection. And there you have it: A tasty eggnog dip that you can devour with a dipper of your choice.

eggnog dip with gingerbread cookies in white bowl

In a hurry? This Eggnog Dip is a quick and simple recipe that can be made even if you’re in a rush. 

The ingredients required to make this dip are usually available in our pantry, so you won’t have to rush to the store to get them. The only time required is an hour for it to chill; otherwise, it’s ready as soon as you’re done folding the mixture.

What to serve with your Eggnog Dip?

The options are endless, here is what we served:

What would you add?

eggnog dip on white plate with gingerbread man cookie

Tips for the Best Eggnog Dip 

Chilling Tip #1: Make sure to chill the eggnog dip for at least an hour before serving.

Storing Tip #2: Do not leave the eggnog dessert dip at room temperature for more than 2 hours, as the ingredients used in the recipe can go bad. 

Eggnog Tip #3: Homemade traditional eggnog is made with raw eggs, although when you add alcohol to the eggnog, it acts like a preservative and prevents the eggs from developing bacteria. In our recipe for Eggnog, we cook the eggs, preventing any issues with them. 

Make-Ahead Tip #4: You can make the eggnog dip beforehand and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Freezing Tip #5: You can also freeze the dip in an airtight container for up to 2 months and thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before using it.

Mixing Tip #6: As this eggnog dessert recipe requires a lot of mixing, I recommend using a stand or hand mixer for a smooth and creamy texture.

ingredients to make eggnog dip

Ingredients for Eggnog Dessert Recipe 

Complete recipe below

  • Cream cheese: You can use cream cheese of any brand; however, make sure it is softened by leaving it on the counter for 10-15 minutes before mixing. This ensures a smooth mixture.
  • Eggnog: You can use store-bought or homemade eggnog. I made some at home, using this eggnog recipe I made for my daughter-in-law when she was expecting her first child. 
  • Rum extract: You can easily find rum extract at the grocery store in the section which sells vanilla extract.
  • Vanilla extract: Pure vanilla extract is an essential ingredient to enhance the taste of other ingredients. 
  • Ground cinnamon and nutmeg: To balance the sweetness in the eggnog dip, add a little spice and a woodsy flavor.
  • Powdered sugar: The main ingredient to add sweetness, taste, and perfection to the eggnog dessert; however, make sure to use powdered sugar and not granulated sugar to make the dip as smooth and velvety as possible.
  • Whipped topping: You can use store-bought whipped topping (thawed) to add a distinct creaminess to the dip. Or whip cream is fine too.

mixing eggnog dip in clear glass bowl

How to Make Eggnog Dip

Full instructions below

  1. Begin by beating the cream cheese
  2. Now add the eggnog, extracts and spices
  3. After that is nicely combined, you need to add the powdered sugar. Be sure to add a little at a time.
  4. Now it’s time for the whipped topping.

eggnog dip in white bowl

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eggnog dip with gingerbread cookies in white bowl

Eggnog Dip

Yield: 8-10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This creamy and delicious Eggnog Dip goes together in minutes!


  • 1 block (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup eggnog
  • ½ teaspoon rum extract
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tub (8 oz) whipped topping, thawed
  • Dipper Choices
  • Gingerbread cookies
  • Ginger snap cookies
  • Vanilla wafer cookies
  • Pizzelle cookies
  • Graham crackers
  • Chocolate graham crackers
  • Fruit: strawberries, apples, raspberries, blackberries or blueberries


    1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes 
    2. Add eggnog, rum extract, vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg
    3. Beat until smooth
    4. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating after each addition until smooth
    5. Fold whipped topping into eggnog mixture until smooth
    6. Transfer to smaller bowl and chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving 
    7. Serve with your choice of dippers 
    8. Store leftovers in refrigerator

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