Trader Joe's Almond Nog is back for the holiday season, and it's much lighter than the traditional version.

Trader Joe's has transformed from a pumpkin spice paradise to a winter wonderland seemingly overnight, and we are so excited to have all of our favorite peppermint-, toffee- and gingerbread-flavored products back in our kitchens. While we love the Candy Cane Joe-Joe's and ready-to-bake cinnamon roll wreaths, there is one holiday treat that we can feel good about enjoying anytime this holiday season—Trader Joe's Almond Nog.

Trader Joe's Almond Nog cartons
Credit: Trader Joe's

While this sounds a little less exciting than some of the other packaged cookies and candies hitting store shelves right now, this almond milk-based "eggnog" really is a sweet, creamy and festive delight. It tastes just like the real thing, but a whole lot healthier.

Trader Joe's traditional eggnog has 180 calories, 5 grams of saturated fat and 20 grams of sugar per serving, while the Almond Nog has just 50 calories, 0 grams of saturated fat and 8 grams of sugar. Plus, the almond nog is a good source of calcium and an excellent source of vitamin E and B12.

While plenty delicious on its own, this almond nog would make a wonderful festive coffee creamer or base for your morning latte as well as a replacement for milk in your favorite pancake, waffle or french toast recipes. We also recommend trying it in our Eggnog Ice Cream and Eggnog Pie recipes!