Traeger’s Smokin’ Eggnog

December 15, 2022

Keep your spirits bright this holiday season with Traeger’s smokin’ eggnog. A little smoke, vanilla, nutmeg, and bourbon make for the perfect cocktail to keep you warm all winter long.

Two glasses of eggnog with whipped cream and cinnamon stick sticking out of top

PREP TIME: 10 Minutes
CHILL TIME: 3+ Hours

Traeger, Apple All Natural BBQ Wood Pellets, 20lb

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  • 2 Cups whole milk
  • 1 Cup heavy cream
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup, plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 Ounces bourbon
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, plus more for garnish
  • Whipped cream, for serving


  1. Plan ahead, this recipe requires chill time.
  2. Set Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.
  3. Pour the milk and cream into a baking dish and smoke on the Traeger for 60 minutes.
  4. Separate egg yolks and egg whites and set egg whites aside.
  5. Meanwhile, in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until sugar completely dissolves.
  6. After the milk and cream have smoked, add them along with the bourbon, vanilla, and nutmeg into the egg mixture and stir to combine.
  7. Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat into soft peaks. (When you lift the beaters the whites should make a peak that slightly curls down.)
  8. With the mixer still running, gradually add 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  9. Gently fold the egg whites into the cream mixture and then whisk to thoroughly combine.
  10. Chill eggnog for a few hours to let the flavors meld. Garnish with a dash of nutmeg and whipped cream on top. Enjoy!

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