Ultra fluffy and creamy, this eggnog dip is the perfect way to jazz up all your favorite holiday cookies. Perfect for eggnog lovers and can be made in advance!

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Prepared eggnog dip in a red serving bowl surrounded by sugar cookies with Christmas decorations in the background.

About Eggnog Dip

If you’re the type that looks forward to eggnog every season, then this dip is a must-make for your next holiday party (or for binge-watching festive Hallmark movies).

What to serve with eggnog dip?

After making so many dessert dips, I have a whole list of options that go great with these creamy treats.

Feel free to try one (or many!) of these with this festive holiday dip.

How long can you leave out a dessert dip?

Whenever you serve a dip for your guests to enjoy, you should always keep track of how long it sits at room temperature.

For most foods, the general rule of thumb is that a perishable item should not be in the “danger zone” for more than two hours. And by “danger zone”, this is usually at or just above room temperature. This dip will still be a little chilled when served, and this should give you an extra 30 minutes beyond the two-hour window, depending on the temperature of the room and how long ago the cheese ball left the refrigerator.

As the party goes on, you can return the dip to the refrigerator once you get past the two-hour mark. If your guests still want more dip, let it chill for at least 30 minutes before bringing it back out again.

Can you use homemade eggnog?

Yes, you can use homemade eggnog, so long as it’s either:

  • The type of eggnog where the eggs have been tempered (slightly cooked). If you used heat at all while making the eggnog, this is the type of eggnog it would be.
  • Uncooked eggnog with a healthy dose of rum. This is because eggnog does include eggs (hence the name) and uncooked eggs could spell an unintended disaster for a dip that’s been left on the counter for a few hours. But as long as the eggnog was prepared with a high portion of alcohol, this should limit the growth of bacteria. You can read more about that here: Why You Shouldn’t Fear The Eggnog.

So, overall, storebought eggnog will still be your best bet for this dip, but homemade eggnog can be used so long as you make sure it’s been prepared in such a way that limits the concern of food-borne illnesses.

Can you make this dip in advance?

One of the most common questions I get about dips is whether or not you can make them in advance. I totally understand why someone would want to do this, as it’s easier to prepare treats for a party the night before than scrambling to get everything done the day of the event.

And the good news here is that yes, you totally can!

This dip needs to be chilled at least one hour before serving, but it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two to three days.

Can you freeze this dip?

Yes, you totally can!

To freeze this dip, store it in a sealable container in the freezer for one to two months. When ready to eat, let the dip thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then serve as desired.

Notes & tips for eggnog dip

  • For this recipe, I highly recommend using a stand mixer or a hand mixer. This recipe would be a bit tiresome to make by hand.

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How to make easy eggnog dessert dip

This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), whip the cream cheese until nice and fluffy.

Step 2 – Stop the mixer and pour in the eggnog, rum extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and half of the powdered sugar. Start your mixer up and whip until everything is combined.

Step 3 – Halfway through mixing, add the other half of the powdered sugar, then whip until smooth.

Step 4 – Turn off the mixer and add the Cool Whip to the bowl. Use a spatula to gently fold and toss the two creams together.

Step 5 – Chill the dip for at least on hour. If needed, you can chill the dip for up to three days.

Step 6 – Serve in a festive bowl with cookies for dipping.

Recipe Details

Prepared eggnog dip in a red serving bowl surrounded by sugar cookies with Christmas decorations in the background.
4.67 from 3 votes

Eggnog Dip

15 minutes prep + 1 hour Chilling Time
271 kcal
Yields: 8 servings
Ultra fluffy and creamy, this eggnog dip is the perfect way to jazz up all your favorite holiday cookies. Perfect for eggnog lovers and can be made in advance!



  • Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), whip cream cheese on medium speed until fluffy, about 4-6 minutes.
    8 ounces cream cheese
  • Pause mixer and add eggnog, rum extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1 cup of powdered sugar to bowl. Set mixer speed to medium and thoroughly whip, about 2-3 minutes.
    1/2 cup eggnog, 1 teaspoon rum extract, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 2 cups powdered sugar
  • While continuing to mix, pour in the remaining cup of powdered sugar, then whip the dip for another 2-3 minutes.
    2 cups powdered sugar
  • Turn off mixer. Add Cool Whip to bowl, then use a spatula to gently fold it in with the rest of the ingredients until combined.
    8 ounces Cool Whip
  • Chill eggnog dip for at least one hour or until ready to serve.
  • Serve eggnog dip with cinnamon sprinkled on top (optional) and cookies or fruit for dipping.
    cookies or fruit


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 463IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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    • Linda Workman

    Just joined and everything looks delicious. So excited to start trying. Can you use a teaspoon of rum instead of extract. Thanks