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No-Bake Eggnog Pudding Parfaits

These Eggnog Pudding Parfaits are the best way to enjoy the holiday beverage as a dessert. A buttery graham cracker crust filled with a heavenly Eggnog Mousse and topped with whipped cream

side view of a mason jar with a spiked eggnog cream pie parfait tied with a red and white piece of twine

I’ve have discovered that adding Eggnog into things like pudding mix is the best thing since my Apple Pie Lasagna. I thought I was all smart and inventing new things like eggnog pudding- which for the record obviously already exists, and I didn’t bother checking. B

ut as I drank my way through the carton of eggnog, I discovered the eggnog pudding recipe on the side of the carton. Duh Julianne. This recipe is spiked with Rum. The rum is optional! So here I am, sitting on my couch stuffing my face full of these Spiked Eggnog Cream Pie Parfaits.

overhead of a pudding parfait topped with whip

Anyway, I made eggnog pudding by adding eggnog instead of milk to some vanilla instant pudding and little extra cinnamon and nutmeg. This is unbelievably amazing, like be-sure-to-sneak-extra-bites–when-no-one-is-looking AMAZING. Then I made the pudding into a mousse with some homemade whipped cream, which makes its light and fluffy and full of goodness.

I really wanted to make a pie of out of this, but under the weight of the mousse and whipped cream layer, it didn’t look very pretty on the plate. So we improvise with these cute little cream pie jars!

side view of a jar with a pudding parfait tied with a red and white twine

The first layer is a graham cracker crumbs, with a little bit of butter for a more crust-like appeal. Then a heavy layer of mousse and a topping of whipped cream. You can make up these jars ahead of time, and don’t stress yourself out of the dessert!

an eggnog pudding parfait with a spoon in it and more in the background

I mentioned homemade whipped cream, which is SO much better than Cool Whip. I’ve got nothing against Cool Whip, and you can most certainly use it for this recipe. However, the whipped cream helps add the air bubbles that you just don’t get with Cool Whip. What do the air bubble do? They help keep this mousse airy and fluffy.

These Eggnog Cream Pie Parfaits will knock your socks off. You can layer them, you can use serve these in a variety of different jars or glasses, or even serve them as dessert shooters.

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Spiked Eggnog Cream Pie Parfaits

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  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 jars
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These Eggnog Cream Pies are the best way to enjoy the holiday beverage as a dessert. A buttery graham cracker crust filled with a heavenly Eggnog Mousse and topped with fresh whipped cream


  • 1 box (3.4oz) Instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 cup spiced Rum (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1. Combine instant vanilla pudding mix with eggnog, rum, cinnamon and nutmeg. Whisk until powder dissolves. Refrigerate until pudding is firm, about 10 minutes.
  2. Put bowl and whisk in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to chill. Beat the heavy cream on medium high speed for several minutes until soft peaks form.
  3. Add powdered sugar and beat on medium high until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate whipped cream until you are ready to use.
  4. Take 2 cup of the whipped cream and fold into the prepared pudding, stir to combine. Put the mousse in a Ziploc bag and refrigerate until you are ready to use. Save remaining Whipped Cream to top the parfaits with.
  5. Use a food processor to grind graham crackers into a fine crumb. Combine the graham crackers crumbs with melted butter and stir to combine.
  6. To assemble these jars, place 1-2 tablespoons of graham crackers in the bottom of the jar. Cut a small hole in the corner of the Ziploc bag and fill the jars with eggnog mousse. Top mousse with a dollop of the leftover whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg. Jars must stay refrigerated until ready to serve.


  • Rum can be omitted, just replace with additional eggnog


  • Serving Size: 1 jar
  • Calories: 567
  • Sugar: 34.6g
  • Sodium: 350mg
  • Fat: 43.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 5.8g
  • Cholesterol: 157mg

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36 thoughts on “No-Bake Eggnog Pudding Parfaits”

  1. My wife just informed me that we would be using a glass casserole dish so you can see the tasty layers.

  2. I made this for Christmas guests and it was a smash. Especially getting a little spunky with the rum. What would you recommend if I wanted to make this using a medium size brownie pan. I would do all of prep and then start with putting an ample layer of the graham crackers on the bottom and then proceed to put the remaining layers on top. People could use a spatula to served their desired amount. What would be the amount sizes with each ingredient to accomplish this dish.


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    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Julianne! you have been on an eggnog kick! can you tell I’m getting caught up this morning?! ๐Ÿ˜› love these Spiked Eggnog Cream Pie Parfaits!! so cute!! and love the instant vanilla pudding! so inventive! love it!

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    Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

    You had me at spiked. It’s all about the rum!
    Also Scandal. I was just discussing this with my sister the other day. So into it! And if you are discussing Scandal after too much wine (or rum) it’s super fun to mimic the very urgent affected speaking pattern, dramatic pauses and all. <<<– pro tip.
    Have a great weekend!

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    Tamara Coleman

    Tis’ the season for egg nog ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks and sounds like perfection to me!

  6. I hope to get my socks knocked off soon! These look so good. Worth the extra mile I would run every day. (OK, you know me…I don’t run). I’d run if a plate of these was at the end of the track!

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    Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    Lol I’ve totally done that before…”invented” something and then realized it’s not even close to original! Oh well! I bet yours tastes better than the one on the carton! It is certainly cuter! Pinned!

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      I can drink it in small doses, but once I have it I totally crave it. Now since I have been adding it into desserts, I am completely obsessed.

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    Loving all the eggnog desserts for the ladies! These look oh so fabulous Julianne. I gotta stock up on eggnog like now!
    Have an amazing Tuesday girl!

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    Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon

    Sounds like the perfect dessert for the holidays! Love that it’s no bake! Pinned ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar

    Ok, first these are adorbs. I love eggnog to infinity and beyond. So cute in the jars! Second – finally you are watching Scandal!!!! IT’S SO AMAZING! We must discuss soon!

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    Jessica @ Sweet Menu

    What an amazing Christmas dessert! I just LOVE these!!! They look and sound so delicious.

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    These parfaits are magic for real. I love the spiked element for sure and anything with eggnog is a best friend of mine.

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    Heather @ Shards of Lavender

    I love this time of year when eggnog is in the store coolers again! How perfect are these little jars of mousse! I love cool whip, but real whipped cream sure does rock, doesn’t it? Thanks for the recipe, Julianne!

  14. I’ve been avoiding Scandal because I have an addictive personality. It might not be wise!
    These are awesome. I love how you prettified them by putting them in a little jar. Sometimes the best-tasting foods need to be pretty and it’s hard to work that out, but you did that!

    1. Julianne - Beyond Frosting
      Beyond Frosting

      Oh my gosh Mir, I seriously can’t turn it off! I have been home alone the past few days and it is on from the minute I get home until I fall asleep!

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    Lisa | Mummy Made.It

    What a great Christmas treat….and I agree about home made whipped cream. It has so much more flavor