Jessie Oleson

Peanut Butter Eggnog

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When it comes to making merry during the holiday season, eggnog brings the party like no other beverage.

And this year, peanut butter is coming to the party. White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter, that is, which takes eggnog from celebratory to sinfully (but oh so delightfully) indulgent.

Traditional eggnog is characterized by its use of raw egg yolks, but this version is worry-free in that the yolks (the part prone to bacteria) are lightly cooked. Heating the milk and cream along with the peanut butter allows for the peanut butter to melt into the mixture and impart its flavor, and reaching a temperature of 160°F once the eggs are added will ensure that there is no worry of unwanted bacteria. It may not be as dangerous, but it’s still mighty delicious.

As for the alcohol which is commonly added to eggnog, it’s up to you if you add or abstain.
Even “virgin,” this beverage is like drinking melted ice cream, in a very good way; if you choose to add bourbon or another alcohol, you’ve got a downright tipsy pleasure.

Spice note: while typically nutmeg is the spice of choice for eggnog, I found that pumpkin spice gave it a wonderfully well-rounded taste, and it worked terrifically with the peanut butter. Feel free to substitute an equal quantity of freshly grated nutmeg for the pumpkin pie spice listed.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Yield: 6 servings

Peanut Butter Eggnog - Finished


Peanut Butter Eggnog Ingredients

3 cups whole milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
4 eggs
1/4 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
1/3 cup bourbon, or to taste (if desired)


1. Divide the eggs, placing the yolks and whites in separate bowls.

Peanut Butter Eggnog - Divide egg

2. Either by hand or in the bowl of a stand mixer using the whisk attachment, beat the egg yolks until they turn light in color, 2 to 3 minutes on low-medium speed (longer by hand). You’ll know it’s happened when you look at the mixture and say to yourself, “gosh, that looks a shade or two lighter.” Add the 1/4 cup sugar, and beat until it has completely dissolved into the egg mixture. It will thicken once the sugar is absorbed. Set this mixture to the side for the moment.

Peanut Butter Eggnog - Mixture

3. Combine the milk, heavy cream, White Chocolate Wonderful, and spices in a medium saucepan. Bring to a low boil over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally to keep the mixture from scorching. Once it comes to a low boil, remove from heat. Let it cool for a couple of minutes so it is still quite warm but no longer bubbling. Now, you’re going to combine the egg yolk mixture into the milk mixture. Don’t panic, but you’ll have to move quickly once you start to pour. I suggest having one hand in the milk mixture with a whisk, so that you can start to whisk right away while the other hand pours.

4. Pour the egg mixture into the milk mixture, whisking like heck (but not so hard that you make the liquid fly) so that it is combined and you don’t end up with scrambled eggs. Once mixed, take a deep breath. That was the hardest part!

Peanut Butter Eggnog

5. Now, return the pan to medium-low heat. Once it reaches 160°F, you can remove it from heat. Stir in the bourbon if using, and pour into a heatproof bowl. Set in the refrigerator to chill for an hour, or until thoroughly chilled.

Peanut Butter Eggnog - chef alarm

6. Near the end of your chilling period, using a stand mixer with the whisk attachment or by hand, beat the egg whites to soft peaks. Once soft peaks have formed, add the remaining tablespoon of sugar.

Peanut Butter Eggnog

7. Once thoroughly combined (you’re still working with soft peaks here), you can whisk this egg white mixture into the chilled mixture. It will look lumpy for a minute but as you whisk it will smooth out.

Peanut Butter Eggnog

Peanut Butter Eggnog - whisk

8. You’re ready to serve it now. Ladle into cups, and if desired, garnish with more spice. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Peanut Butter Eggnog


Peanut butter is traditionally not an ingredient used in eggnog. What other drinks would you consider adding peanut butter to that wouldn’t normally have it?

Leave a comment below with your answer to enter for a chance at winning a jar of White Chocolate Wonderful, the peanut butter used in this recipe.


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32 Responses to Peanut Butter Eggnog

  1. Margaret Maggie Porter says:

    This is pretty tasty! Hershey Squirts (Shooter)
    Baileys Irish Cream, Butter Shots, Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup, Peanut Butter

  2. Jessica says:

    Hot cocoa: Microwave a cup of milk, add hot chocolate mix and stir in a tablespoon of peanut butter. Like drinking a peanut butter cup.

  3. Katie S. says:

    I bet PB in a mocha would be really good!

  4. carole jacobs says:

    I love all the great recipes and new flavors Peanut Butter & Co offer. Fingers crossed to win a jar someday. A peanut butter lover here.

  5. Amy Honious says:

    I could definitely see adding peanut butter to my hot chocolate! Thanks for such a nice giveaway and happy new year!

  6. Christina Moore says:

    How about coffee?

  7. Mya Murphy says:

    I can totally see a chocolate PB shake, kahlua/ pb mixture… Mmmm sounds nummy! Heck, I love PB so much, I’d add it to most anything..even Coke!

  8. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    Peanut butter is great with chocolate milk and hot cocoa!

  9. tom sides says:

    protein shake

  10. Krysti says:

    peanut butter mocha!

  11. Jennifer Hudson Mosher says:

    Peanut butter to hot chocolate!!

  12. Kim says:

    I would do a peanut butter and jelly float. I would use Vanilla Ice Cream, Strawberry Fanta, and Peanut Butter.

  13. Francisco says:

    How about a Thai-style Bloody Mary?

  14. Linda F says:

    Hot Chocolate

  15. Sand says:

    Maybe horchata!

  16. Natalie says:

    I would add peanut butter to hot chocolate!

  17. Judith Greenberg says:

    I’d love it with a very bittersweet/dark chocolate cocoa. Perfect!

  18. Barbara Harris says:

    Banana shake

  19. Julia says:

    Into coffee, for a peanut butter latte!

  20. Wen says:

    I wonder how peanut butter milk tastes.

  21. Janice says:

    hot cocoa with whip cream

  22. Susan Christy says:

    I think a Mudslide would be great with peanut butter!!

  23. Erin R. says:

    I wonder if it would be too thick to go in a float? You could use strawberry or some other fruity soda pop, vanilla ice cream and some peanut butter. Like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich float.

  24. Amy P says:

    Hot Chocolate

  25. Kelli says:

    I’d add peanut butter to a mudslide.

  26. Jessica says:

    Mocha coffee or hot chocolate!

  27. Reco says:

    Banana milkshake 🙂

  28. Abby says:

    Hot cocoa with peanut butter cups and marshmallows!!!

  29. Jennifer says:

    I would add peanut butter to a banana smoothie!

  30. nik says:

    Peanut butter kiwi banana date smoothie. 🙂

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