A goblet filled with eggnog panna cotta on a wooden board, surrounded by shortbread and festive ornaments
3.91 from 11 votes

Boozy Eggnog Panna Cotta

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Setting time: 4 hours
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Marie Roffey
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This quick Boozy Eggnog Panna Cotta recipe is an easy make ahead Christmas dessert. Perfect for a crowd, this 3 ingredient, no-bake dessert takes just minutes to create and tastes amazing.
Course: Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: christmas desserts, eggnog panna cotta, panna cotta, panna cotta recipe


  • 4 cups store-bought full fat eggnog
  • 1/4 cup liqueur (like Drambuie or Frangelico)
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons powdered gelatine
  • Topping of your choice (I used shortbread cookies, double cream and nutmeg)


  • Pour the eggnog into a saucepan, then add the liqueur and stir well. Sprinkle the gelatine evenly over the top and leave it for 5 minutes to bloom.
  • Heat over low heat, stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes until the gelatine dissolves. Don't let it simmer or boil.
  • Pour the mixture into elegant glasses and allow to set in the fridge for 4 hours.
  • Top with your toppings and serve


  • This recipe only tastes as good as the quality of the eggnog you use. Use a creamy and full fat, good quality eggnog.
  • There is an endless list of liqueurs you could use for this panna cotta. Rum, brandy, pedro ximenez are all great substitutes.
  • There are no special tools required for this recipe, just some elegant glasses and a saucepan.