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Creamy Hot Egg Milk Drink

If you love custard and eggnog but don’t want to make a full-on dessert, this quick and easy recipe for a creamy hot egg milk drink is perfect for you. Unlike Swedish Äggmjölk which is a mixture of egg and butter, this easy egg milk is made with whole milk, egg yolk, and warming flavors. The result is a custard-like sweetened drink, perfect as a caffeine-free breakfast beverage or a comforting and cozy slumber drink.

Egg yolk being dropped into a glass of hot milk.
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Why you’ll love my egg milk recipe

  • Rich flavors: The combination of whole milk, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon creates a deliciously rich and comforting drink.
  • Creamy texture: The egg yolk makes the hot milk drink extra creamy and adds extra nutrients.
  • Quick and easy: With simple ingredients and a few steps, you can whip up this single-serve dessert drink in no time.


Ingredients for a single-serve creamy egg milk drink.

Egg yolk: You’ll need 1 medium-sized free-range egg to give the milk drink its creamy texture and rich color.

Milk: I use whole milk for a rich taste but feel free to use your favorite dairy products or non-dairy alternatives like oat milk.

Honey: I use honey to sweeten the milk but you can also use sugar, maple syrup, or stevia.

Vanilla: Vanilla extract, whole vanilla beans, or paste work best. You can use vanilla essence if needed. 

Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon adds a warm and rich flavor to the milk. You can also add nutmeg or cardamom, or a pumpkin spice blend.

Salt: A pinch of salt rounds out the flavors.

Egg yolk drink variations

  1. Chocolate: Add 1 tbsp of Dutch-processed cocoa or raw cacao powder to create a rich chocolate milk drink.
  2. Egg yolk latte: Add a shot of espresso to the mixture to create a rich egg yolk coffee, similar to Vietnamese coffee.
  3. Spiced egg milk: Add 1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice or Christmas spice to add extra warmth and festive flavors.
  4. Golden milk: Add 1/4 tsp of ground turmeric and 1/8 tsp ground ginger to the milk mix to make golden egg milk.
  5. Bullet milk: Add some cold butter or MCT oil to create a bullet drink.


  • Fresh raw eggs: When using raw eggs in recipes make sure that they’re free-range and super fresh. 
  • Continuous stirring: Keep the mixture moving with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to avoid any mixture sticking to the bottom of the saucepan.


Enjoy the creamy egg milk on its own for a comforting slumber drink. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or brown sugar cream as a delicious dessert.

Serve the caffeine-free egg milk alongside your favorite breakfast recipes such as a breakfast burrito, breakfast tacos, creamy scrambled eggs, or a delicious breakfast sandwich.

Creamy egg milk being poured into a tall glass cup.


Is it safe to use a raw egg yolks in hot drinks?

Yes, as long as the egg is fresh and you consume the drink straight away. 

Can I reheat egg milk? 

No, I don’t recommending reheating a raw egg drink.

For more comforting hot drinks, check out the following recipes:

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A tall glass cup filled with creamy egg milk on a wooden board next to egg shells.

Creamy Hot Egg Milk Drink

Caro Jensen
Creamy egg milk, with whole milk, egg yolk, and warming flavors, creates a custard-like sweetened drink — ideal for a caffeine-free breakfast or a cozy slumber beverage.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Desserts, Drinks
Cuisine American, German
Servings 1 serving
Calories 275 kcal


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg yolk


  • In a small saucepan, mix together the whole milk, honey, vanilla extract, salt, and ground cinnamon.
    1 cup whole milk, 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tbsp honey, 1 pinch salt
  • Warm the mixture over medium heat until all ingredients are fully combined.
  • Add the egg yolk and stir constantly with a silicone spatula, whisk, or wooden spoon. 
    1 egg yolk
  • Continue to heat the mixture while stirring until hot but make sure it's not boiling.
  • Pour the creamy egg milk into a heat-proof glass or mug. Garnish with some dusted cinnamon and serve while hot.



For more tips on how to make this egg milk, check out the cream-colored box in the article.


Calories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 11gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 224mgSodium: 141mgPotassium: 401mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 656IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 327mgIron: 1mg
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