Eggnog Truffles: the easy, indulgent truffle recipe based on eggnog

Total time: 140 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist

As the festive season approaches, it’s time for all things eggnog, like this eggnog truffles! If you’re not American, you probably don’t know much about eggnog, but it’s actually a popular drink in other regions too, where it’s known as posset (in the UK) or Ponche Crema (Venezuela). It’s an egg and milk-based drink infused with alcohol (usually rum) and spices, and is usually enjoyed from the end October through the end of the year.

Using white chocolate, cream, rum extract, nutmeg, and a pinch of cinnamon, this easy candy recipe is based on the classic eggnog flavors. Flavorful, sweet, and rich—the perfect tasty treat for the holidays! Serve them during Christmas, and your guests will be over the moon!


You can also use cream cheese instead of full-fat cream.

If you cannot find rum extract, brandy or whiskey extract will also work. Alternatively, use vanilla extract. You can also use real rum!

For a smooth truffle, mix the ingredients using a hand blender.

If you plan on making these as gifts, make sure they look pretty! Use an ice cream scoop to measure out equally-sized balls—you can even weigh them to ensure they are all equal size.

Don’t use low-fat products for these truffles, they’re supposed to be rich, creamy, and indulgent!

Make sure to use a double boiler, and only use medium to low heat. Otherwise, the chocolate may burn. If using the microwave, use short intervals of a few seconds and stir after each interval until the mixture is smooth.

You can also coat the eggnog truffles in dark chocolate.

If you prefer the extra texture, mix crushed shortbread biscuits through the truffle mixture.

How To Store Eggnog Truffles

Store the eggnog truffles between layers of waxed paper (in an airtight container) in the fridge for up to one week. They can also be frozen in the same way for up to 3 months.

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White chocolate
300 g (10 oz)
white chocolate, melted
1 cup
full-fat cream
1/3 cup
rum extract
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
a pinch

How To Make Eggnog Truffles

Mix white chocolate with cream, rum extract, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Melt over a double boiler or in the microwave for about 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Pout into any baking pan and chill for about one hour.

Grease both hands with some vegetable oil. Take a spoonful of truffle mixture and roll it into a ball.

Layer truffle balls on top of parchment-covered cutting board and leave in the fridge for 1 hour more.

Dip truffles into melted white chocolate.

Sprinkle with cinnamon, and serve when the chocolate shell has solidified.


After covering the truffles with melted white chocolate, you can place them in the fridge for another to allow them to firm up.

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