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Eggnog Frosting

This Eggnog Frosting is a traditional butter frosting with the delicious addition of eggnog, vanilla, and nutmeg. Its perfect for any holiday treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 340kcal


  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 5 cups confectioners sugar more, if needed


  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream butter until smooth using whisk attachment.
  • Add eggnog, salt, vanilla, nutmeg, and one cup of powdered sugar. Blend until combined. Scrape down sides. Repeat process, adding one cup of sugar at a time, until desired consistency is achieved. Story in refrigerator until ready to use.
  • When frosting is cold, it will hold its shape, but at room temperature it may not. Frosting is very sweet.


Recipe makes enough to frost 12 cupcakes


Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 22mg | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg