Eggnog Fudge

This eggnog fudge recipe is buttery, creamy Christmas perfection made with an eggnog base, marshmallow cream, white chocolate and seasonal spices.

close up stack of eggnog fudge pieces


When you combine two of the holiday’s most popular desserts, your guests don’t have to choose! 

What is Eggnog?

If you haven’t tried eggnog before, you are missing out! Eggnog is a smooth, creamy beverage made from eggs, milk, vanilla, nutmeg, sugar and heavy cream. 

eggnog fudge mix in a saucepan

It is traditionally served cold and enjoyed around the holiday’s as a dessert. Some people enjoy their eggnog spiked with alcohol, but most recipes are kid-friendly and alcohol free. 

Eggnog is surprisingly easy to make, but also readily available in the store if you prefer a shortcut. 

square of cut fudge

Making Homemade Fudge

Making your own fudge can seem intimidating, but it’s very easy! For this recipe, we are going to use a marshmallow cream base which is popular in many fudge recipes because it is extremely forgiving and gives the fudge an amazing creamy texture. 

angle of eggnog fudge

Using marshmallow cream to make fudge keeps the fudge moist and super soft. It protects the sugar from over crystalizing so is a great base ingredient for any homemade fudge recipe. 

The key to making eggnog fudge at home, is cooking the mixture just until it reaches the “soft ball” stage. 114 to 115 °C (237 to 239 °F) You can use a candy thermometer for a fool proof batch or estimate by allowing the mixture to reach a full, rolling boil for about 4 minutes. 

blue plate of fudge pieces

Many people make the mistake of starting the timer when the mixture is simmering around the edges, but to get your fudge to set properly it is important to wait for the center to be at a full, rolling boil as well as the edges. 

What kind of eggnog should I use?

For this recipe, you can use either store bought or homemade eggnog. I prefer to use alcohol free for a more subtle flavor.

clear glass tray of eggnog fudge pieces

If you want to add a bit of rum flavoring without adding alcohol, you can use rum extract. A little goes a long way so you would only need about ¼ teaspoon. 

Freezing Eggnog Fudge

The best thing about this recipe is it can be made in advance and keeps very well! To store this fudge, keep in an airtight container for up to 14 days. Fudge does not need to be stored in the refrigerator, in fact, cold air can actually dry the fudge out. 

ingredients for eggnog fudge

You may have heard the shelf life of fudge is a bit longer, but when you are making fudge at home you need to enjoy it a little sooner. 

This eggnog fudge recipe can also be frozen to enjoy long after after the holiday party! When freezing homemade fudge, I like to double wrap it in freezer safe packaging to prevent freezer burn. 

I prefer to freeze fudge in a large block, rather than pre-cutting it. I feel this protects the inside better and ensures the freshest taste possible. 

close up of eggnog fudge piece

Be sure to enjoy the fudge within 2 months. To thaw, bring it out to room temperature about 24 hours before you want to enjoy it. Store in an airtight container for freshness. 

Eggnog Fudge without eggnog

If you want a subtle eggnog flavor, without using actual eggnog you can make this recipe as written but substitute regular milk for the egg nog. Whole milk will work best, due to it’s thicker texture. I would also decrease the amount by ¼ cup. 

side view of eggnog fudge

Eggnog Fudge with Rum

If you are a fan of strong rum flavors in your eggnog treats and want a heavily rum flavored fudge, I would stick with using eggnog that contains rum rather than adding it separately to the fudge ingredients.

It will help keep the liquid ratio correct. You can also add ¼ teaspoon of rum extract to the ingredients as well. 

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eggnog fudge recipe

Eggnog Fudge

4.08 from 13 votes
This Eggnog Fudge is buttery, creamy Christmas perfection made with an eggnog base, marshmallow cream, white chocolate and seasonal spices!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Setting/Chilling: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 36 pieces



  • In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and nutmeg. Reserve ¼ teaspoon for the topping and set aside.
  • Prepare a 9-inch square baking dish by lining with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter with sugar, eggnog, and salt over medium high heat. Bring to a boil. Stirring continuously until mixture reaches a rolling boil for four minutes. (Soft ball stage- 237 to 239 °F
    eggnog fudge mixture
  • Remove the mixture from heat. Using an electric mixer and mix with remaining ingredients on medium speed until smooth and white chocolate is completely melted .Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the remaining ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon and nutmeg over the fudge.
  • Place the fudge on an even surface for about 4 hours to set.
  • Use a warm, clean knife to slice the fudge for serving.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us now how it was in the comments or ratings!


Calories: 104 kcal, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 10 mg, Sodium: 7 mg, Potassium: 23 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 14 g, Vitamin A: 92 IU, Vitamin C: 1 mg, Calcium: 17 mg, Iron: 1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 104
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggnog fudge, homemade fudge sauce, marshmallow fudge
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    This is the second time I made this fudge. It is delicious and freezes well so we can get out small amounts when needed.

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious recipe. Sounds very easy to make and looks creamy and fudgy too. Love the flavors added to this Eggnog fudge. Time for festivity.

  3. 5 stars
    Fabulous fudge recipe that is the perfect find for me this season – just what I need to add to my Christmas menu! 🙂