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Are you an eggnog lover? If so, you’re going to want this Eggnog Pudding Dip recipe. It has just 3 ingredients and is the perfect dessert to serve this holiday season.

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Easy Eggnog Pudding Dip

I have always loved eggnog; growing up I couldn’t wait for it to get in the stores so we could buy a carton for my dad and I to share. Back then, eggnog didn’t show up in the grocery store until December – I’m glad we don’t have to wait that long now. This year I bought my first carton before Halloween.

As per normal food blogger behavior, I can’t just drink eggnog – nope, I have to do something with it. This year I’ve created one of my favorite holiday desserts yet: Eggnog Pudding Dip. It’s a versatile dessert that’s great with a spoon, in a pie crust, or served with Gingerbread cookie dippers!

What pairs with eggnog?

The spicy nutmeg flavors in eggnog pair so well with other Christmas flavors, like gingerbread or any other fun holiday flavor. Gingerbread is my absolute favorite pairing with eggnog, unless I’m making a pie with a shortbread crust.

That’s why, when I decided on making Eggnog Pudding I knew I would serve it as a dip with Gingerbread cookies!

bowl of eggnog pudding with gingerbread men

I really wish that stores would put out all the holiday treats when they start stocking the eggnog. I bought my first eggnog in October but had to wait until mid-November before the holiday cookies started showing up.

Every year I love stalking the aisles of my grocery stores to find old and new favorites, like this new addition to the Walkers’ Holiday Line: Gingerbread Shortbread!

What is Walkers Shortbread?

Walkers Shortbread has been around for more than 121 years! It’s made by the Walkers family in Scotland and it’s my favorite shortbread. It’s the only one I buy.

I remember when I was young it wasn’t something that was mainstream in the grocery store – we could only find it at Disneyland and at the holidays. Now, however, you can buy Walkers Shortbread all year long. At the holidays you can find things from their Holiday Line (like Christmas shaped shortbread).

Shortbread is perfect for a quick indulgence, but it also adds elegance to at-home entertaining. Their cookies can be edible decor, the perfect party favor or a great hostess gift!

walkers gingerbread men with eggnog dip

The newest item to hit Walkers Shortbread Holiday Line are gingerbread men cookies that are the perfect stocking stuffer or simple gift. They’re thick and crunchy with the perfect amount of ginger.

Walkers Gingerbread Men come in three varieties:

  • Gingerbread Men Carton: a 4.4 ounce package with 8 thick gingerbread men cookies.
  • Gingerbread Men Tin: filled to the brim with cookies
  • Mini Gingerbread Men 3D Box: which comes with 23 teeny gingerbread men that are perfect for snacking or giving!

You can find the Walkers Holiday Line at stores near you, or buy online and save 20% off all shortbread cookies with code CFC20! (Code valid 12/9/19-12/16/19)

When I was making this eggnog dip, I had way too much fun playing with the gingerbread men, ha!

woman holding gingerbread cookies

So, what is Eggnog Pudding Dip?

Eggnog Pudding Dip is simply an easy eggnog pudding you can use for whatever you want: dipping, eating, or putting into a pie.

There are only 3 ingredients in this recipe:

  1. Eggnog
  2. Pudding mix
  3. Whipped topping

Use your favorite flavor and brand of eggnog. Just be sure to use one with dairy (they now make non-dairy eggnog, but pudding mix needs actual dairy to set up).

For pudding mix, make sure to use INSTANT pudding. You can choose either vanilla pudding mix or cheesecake flavor! You can also use sugar-free pudding if you want.

You’re welcome to make fresh whipped cream but I love the ease of using whipped topping. Use regular, low-fat or sugar-free!

How do you serve Eggnog Pudding Dip?

I love serving sweet dips like this with cookies for a party. Who says a savory appetizer gets to have all the fun? Put this out on the dessert table and people will love it!

The best way to serve eggnog pudding like this is with Walkers Shortbread Gingerbread Men. I’ve also put this same recipe in a pie crust and used Walkers Gingerbread Men as a decorative topper.

eggnog dip in red bowl with gingerbread men

However you serve this, make sure to grab some of the Walkers Gingerbread Men. I can taste the flavor combination even though I made this dip weeks ago!

Other fun treats with Walkers Shortbread:

Other holiday favorites:

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eggnog pudding dip with hand dipping gingerbread man

Eggnog Dip

5 from 1 vote
Eggnog Pudding Dip is the easiest Christmas dessert recipe – just 3 ingredients to make an eggnog dip with gingerbread dippers or use it for a pie filling!
Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Yield 8 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • 1 3.4 ounce box vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 cups eggnog
  • 1 8 ounce container whipped topping
  • Pinch ground nutmeg for garnish
  • Walkers Gingerbread Cookies for serving


  • Whisk together pudding mix and eggnog. Let sit until thick, about 5 minutes. Fold in whipped topping.
  • Place in serving bowl. Chill until ready to serve. Sprinkle with nutmeg before serving.
  • Serve with Walkers Gingerbread Cookies as dippers.

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Recipe Notes

Want to make a pie? Make a crust out of the gingerbread men using this shortbread crust recipe!

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 79mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Dorothy Kern
Keyword christmas, dip, eggnog, gingerbread, pudding

This post was sponsored by Walkers Shortbread; their Gingerbread Shortbread are the perfect dippers for Eggnog Dip! An easy 3-ingredient Eggnog Pudding Dip is the perfect holiday dessert – serve this sweet dip with Walkers Shortbread Gingerbread Men!

Last Updated on November 30, 2022

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  1. My mother (a real eggnog aficionado, thought it was a little bland, so I whisked in a jigger of bourbon for an extra kick. Now she asks for it with all of her shortbread. Easy to make and worth the tiny bit of effort it needs.