Eggnog Flan, Festive Christmas Dessert To Make This Season

If you’re looking for a creative Holiday dessert, give this Eggnog Flan a try! I decided to give the traditional flan recipe a twist, substituting milk with delicious eggnog. It came out quite tasty, with a creamy texture and unique holiday flavors. Naturally, this Christmas dessert recipe is gluten-free, so it’s perfect if you’re serving guests with allergies. So, turn one of your favorite holiday drinks into a sweet, creamy custard flan everyone can enjoy!

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Eggnog Flan, An Easy Christmas Dessert Recipe

I love flan! It’s soft and sweet with a creamy texture.  It reminds me of home, and it brings back childhood memories. And this eggnog flan recipe is so easy to make and versatile that just with a few touches, it can become a memorable Holiday dessert.  

This year I have been experimenting with different desserts, from eggnog and cranberry Arroz con Leche to pumpkin and peanut butter parfaits. And I still have not decided which dessert I will serve for the holiday celebrations.  This time I decided to give my traditional flan recipe a holiday twist by adding eggnog.eggnog flan

But, What is Eggnog Made Of?

Eggnog is a rich, sweet beverage that has become a standard Christmas drink during the holidays. It is a concoction of milk, eggs, sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract blended to creamy perfection. It is often spiked with distilled spirits like brandy, bourbon, or rum and topped with grated cinnamon or nutmeg.

In general, store-bought eggnog contains naturally gluten-free ingredients, but sometimes, they have added thickeners or preservatives. And although I made this a gluten-free Christmas dessert recipe, it’s always a good idea to read labels carefully, especially if you have family remembers with food allergies.eggnog flan

So, Is Eggnog Custard?

You might be wondering what’s the difference between eggnog and custard. Eggnog is more of a beverage with a creamier consistency, while custard is a thicker pudding with a lighter flavor. They both start with the same base ingredients of eggs and cream, but custard and eggnog taste (and handle) a bit differently.

The main difference between them is that custard has to be boiled or cooked, while traditional eggnog isn’t. Plus, eggnog is a holiday classic drink with spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, while custard is more of a dessert with a lighter vanilla aftertaste. And with this creamy eggnog flan recipe, you can combine both delicious flavors into one amazing Christmas dessert!

Gluten-Free Eggnog Flan, The Best Christmas Dessert Recipe

This eggnog flan recipe is very simple, a delicious Christmas dessert that is easy to make. I also love how light flan is, perfect for Thanksgiving, as you are usually so full of turkey, cranberry, (and all the other delicious holiday foods) that sometimes you don’t have room for dessert. Plus, this unique Christmas dessert is Gluten-free and only has four ingredients!

Ingredients For Eggnog Flan

How To Make Creamy Eggnog Flan

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Mix in condensed milk, eggnog, and vanilla and whip until smooth.
  3. Pour the egg mixture into individual molds or ramekins. Then place the ramekins in a 2-quart square baking dish.
  4. Place baking dish on oven rack. Pour boiling water into the baking dish around the custard cups to a depth of 1 inch.eggnog flan
  5. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until the knife inserted in the center of the flan comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  7. To unmold, run a knife around the edges and invert into a dish or platter.

Holiday dessert

I hope you enjoy this creamy flan made with eggnog, a wonderful Christmas dessert perfect for the holidays. This eggnog flan recipe is the ideal light dessert after stuffing ourselves with turkey on Thanksgiving or as a light and unique Christmas dessert for your potluck party. And it is so affordable and easy to make that it is the best Christmas dessert for a family or friends gathering during the holidays.

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eggnog flan

Eggnog Flan

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

A creamy Christmas dessert perfect for the holidays!


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ½ cups Eggnog
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Beat in condensed milk, eggnog, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Pour egg mixture into individual molds or ramekins.
  4. Place the ramekins in a 2-quart square baking dish.
  5. Place baking dish on oven rack.
  6. Pour boiling water into the baking dish around the custard cups to a depth of 1 inch
  7. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in the center of the eggnog flan comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  9. To unmold, run a knife around the edges and invert into a dish or platter.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 388Total Fat: 13.6gSaturated Fat: 7.9gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 152mgSodium: 176mgCarbohydrates: 55.4gFiber: 0gSugar: 52.1gProtein: 11.8g

A 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice. Nutrition information isn't always accurate

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20 thoughts on “Eggnog Flan, Festive Christmas Dessert To Make This Season”

  1. This sounds so good and simple The arroz con leche mention made me want some haha don’t even get me started on pb..
    thank you!

  2. mm i will have to make these. my husband loves eggnog but i am not sure if he likes flan. i know my kids would love it though. any type of dessert, they shovel it in!

  3. I always make a flan for Thanksgiving and now you have inspired me to make this recipe. Eggnog is available at this time of the year and I think it is going to be delicious and enjoyed by all.

  4. OMG, what a GREAT holiday idea! I have never heard of this! This will be on my holiday table this year. Thanks so much! 🙂

  5. I love this!! I think eggnog is one of the best flavors of the holidays, and in combination with flan?? Yum! Can’t wait to try it!

  6. Everyone in my family is nutsy cuckoo over eggnog and crave it all thru the holiday season, this would be such a perfect dessert for our family xmas dinner and I love that it looks pretty easy and affordable too. Thanks for sharing

  7. These are SO beautiful, and I’m sure incredibly delicious! I need to make these for my family. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe, it’s a definite twist on two classic foods.

  8. Your Flan caught my eye, as I was scrolling down the page, Wow, this looks so easy, thanks for the recipe!! and thanks for helping with the giveaway.

  9. Flan is one of my favorite desserts! never occurred to me to do it with condensed milk and eggnog. what a killer combo! thanks for sharing such an easy Christmas recipe!


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