this was delicious and half the calories of regular! my whole family loved it. I made2 batches one with brandy and another with cinnamon flavored bourbon? although both great! the consensus was bourbon!!! it was really easy too. definitely worth a few minutes at the stove.
Love this eggnog I have been making this recipe since it was first published in 1998. For all of these 14 years people rave about this when they try it and I am repeatedly asked to make it especially by my daughter. It is a holiday tradition in our home. Yes it takes more time than buying eggnog in the store. However now that my taste buds are used to this fresh preservative free version the stuff in the carton tastes well like it came from a carton. Pros: Lower cal with just as much flavor
Glad for the recipe... Nix the add ins (stabilizers corn syrups soys lecithins etc.) Because you make it you know what's in it; and you can be creative and tweek add subtract. Try getting any of these benefits from a store brought brand; from the first sip you're drinking their idea of what eggnog is. No thanks to that. Thank you EatingWell! Happy holidays to all! Pros: Good slow food comforting too and YUM! Cons: I'll need to double it
This still has far too much fat and sugar in it for us. For a quick and easy and healthy version why not just make an old-fashioned egg-flip with your choice of alcohol added? I start with well-chilled skim milk chilled eggs nutmeg vanilla extract and sugar substitute of choice whisk thoroughly (a must) with a stick blender or in a blender. Cover and chill until needed blend again and serve with extra nutmeg. It may not be as thick or even as creamy but if you're coming to this site for your health then you will appreciate not putting on weight/fat along with your eggnog. This has helped my diet every christmas. Enjoy!
Try using Stevia powder to sweeten. Sugar should be not adding anything to the lowfat eggnog recipe as far as texture just sweetness. Stevia is great in liquid recipes where sugar does not have to interact with refined flours or fats to create texture (as in leavened baked goods like cakes). A tiny bit goes a looooong way with Stevia. Making a custard requires attention to the process. If this is too much work then yes buy commercial eggnog with the artificial thickeners and odd flavors. If you have never had homemade eggnog it is a real treat.
Delicious:-) I like preparing recipes at home to enjoy with family and friends and this one's a bonus with less calorires than the usual one. Where we live they don't sell eggnog we usually had to do with something 'similar' (or not so much). Pros: Just great for the ones who can't buy the lowfat one. Cons: It takes a bit long but it's worth it.
This recipe made a thick tasty eggnog. I used skim milk and half & half and it turned out great. I made a couple of different recipes and was told that this one was the better of the two (this one was actually lower fat/calories than the other one).