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SPIKED EGGNOG DIP {with Cinnamon Graham Sticks}

Your favorite holiday cocktail is now spiked eggnog dip! Creamy eggnog, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of bourbon is better on your graham cracker than in your glass!

side view of eggnog dip in a bowl

How do you like to drink your eggnog? Do you drink it out of the carton or do you make it from scratch? Making traditional, homemade eggnog is a process and quite an arm workout so be prepared!

If you want to skip the gym time the best way is with my Spiked Eggnog Dip.

It’s holiday time and all the stores are full of Christmas decorations even though I haven’t even eaten my turkey yet! I’m going to have to start spiking my eggnog, both in my glass and in my spiked eggnog dip, to get through it all. 

I’m always excited when this season finally rolls around because I take a break from my usual tasks and queue up the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation DVD.

Watching Clark fuss with all those lights is so indicative of my life during this time of year while secretly wishing I was Beverly D’Angelo sipping my eggnog and not worrying about the cat food in the jello mold.

Just to be clear, we have never had cat food in our jello mold but we are a bunch of pranksters in our house so I am not ruling it out entirely.

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closeup of cinnamon graham stick in dip


  • cream cheese
  • eggnog
  • powdered sugar
  • bourbon
  • spices
  • graham sticks for serving

Cream Cheese – Be sure to bring your cream cheese to room temperature for better mixing.

Eggnog – I like to buy store bought plain eggnog. It’s a lot easier than making it from scratch.

Powdered Sugar – Be sure to sift the powdered sugar to avoid lumps.

Spices – For this recipe I use cinnamon and nutmeg but feel free to use your favorite spices for eggnog.

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egg nog dip with cinnamon sprinkles in bowl


FIRST: Mix the cream cheese and the powdered sugar together until combined.

SECOND: Pour in the bourbon and the eggnog and mix completely. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg and mix to combine.

THIRD: Chill for 30 minutes to thicken. Serve with cinnamon graham sticks or crackers. Enjoy!

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.


  • The only reason I drink eggnog is the bourbon. I know that quite a few people use dark rum, but I prefer the caramel flavors in the bourbon to the sweetness of rum.
  • The bourbon lends itself to the cinnamon and nutmeg spices keeping it more savory than sweet. Let’s get real for a second, having your eggnog spiked is way better than plain old eggnog.
overhead picture of two bowls of eggnog dip on green napkin

With only 6 ingredients to make this dip, you can be sure that it will be easy to throw together for last minute guests as long as you have eggnog in your fridge.

Cream cheese, eggnog, your favorite bourbon, powdered sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg are all that is required for this delicious holiday dip! Pair it with your choice of cracker or dip-to-mouth vehicle, but I found that it tastes great with cinnamon graham crackers.

Believe me when I say that I will have my spiked eggnog dip on my graham cracker dipping stick while I’m watching crazy cousin Eddie blow up the sewer system. All while snuggling with my kids on the couch thinking I smell burnt cat hair.


dipping a graham cracker stick in to the spiked eggnog dip.

Spiked Eggnog Dip with Cinnamon Graham Sticks

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Your favorite holiday cocktail, spiked eggnog, is now spiked eggnog dip!  Creamy eggnog, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of bourbon is better on your graham cracker than in your glass.


  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • cinnamon graham sticks or graham crackers (for dipping)


  1. Mix the cream cheese and the powdered sugar together until combined.
  2. Pour in the bourbon and the eggnog and mix completely.
  3. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg and mix to combine.
  4. Chill for 30 minutes to thicken.
  5. Serve with cinnamon graham sticks or crackers.
  6. Enjoy!


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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

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Friday 10th of November 2017

What a beautiful appetizer for the holidays!

jane @ littlesugarsnaps

Thursday 8th of December 2016

Can you believe that I have never had Eggnog. I seriously feel as if I'm missing out. I just know I'd love it. I could go with either rum or bourbon, since I love them both, but for this dip I'm going with your recommendation of the bourbon, since I think it matches the crackers so well.

Janet Vinyard

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

What an interesting dip, plus the graham cracker sticks! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Blessings, Janet

Thursday 8th of December 2016

Thanks Janet! I love the flavor of eggnog but can't drink too much at one time.

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Sunday 20th of November 2016

Now that's a great idea! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

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