Spotlight Recipes: Slimmed-Down Eggnog

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, December 24, 2009

Lower Calorie Eggnog
Got ‘nog? If you’re anything like me, you have it every Christmas.

No doubt you’ve seen a slew of eggnog brands in the supermarket dairy case, but those pre-packaged ones boast 190 calories and 9 grams of fat or more per serving. That serving is only a 1/2 cup and doesn’t count the liquor if you like it loaded. As for all those unrecognizable ingredients (“carageen”?), don’t get me started.

This year, I’m making a homemade mix for my family so we can all indulge a little more (and a little more calorie consciously). Classic eggnog recipes call for four or more raw eggs, but with food safety in mind, I am going to cook mine. As long as you simmer the milk-egg combo on low heat, you won’t end up with scrambled eggnog.

The simplest calorie-cutting move is to trade non-fat milk for the whole milk or heavy cream. With a little booze mixed in (bourbon, whiskey, rum, brandy or whatever your pleasure) and a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon, you won’t notice the difference.

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Comments (4)

  1. I really enjoy Silk Nog, which is not only slimmed down but vegan with an identical flavor to the real stuff.

  2. Nice recipe……. I would also make it in my home.Thanks for sharing.

  3. Krikri says:

    Its strange how we miss such simple yet delightful recipes every Christmas. 2 jugful of low calorie drink for everyone.

  4. I spotted the Silk Nog at the store and almost bought some to try, but didn't think I could convince the fam to drink it with me (they more traditional eggs and dairy kinda folks). Good to hear you like it; will have to test some myself.

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