Sugar-Free Eggnog Recipe

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Total Time: 15 min
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Servings: 12 (about 1/2 cup each)

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

155 calories
9g fat
6g carbs
6g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 (about 1/2 cup each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 155
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 6g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 6g  
Vitamin D 2mcg 10%
Calcium 145mg 11%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 186mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Eggnog is a traditional part of the holidays, but if you are trying to limit your sugar intake—which can be very difficult this time of year—this sweet beverage may be something you cross off the list. With this sugar-free recipe, however, you can enjoy this festive drink and still have your Christmas cookie too.

Whole milk dairy is used in this recipe, which has been associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Dairy is also high in protein and calcium which are essential nutrients for good health, including healthy bones, teeth, and muscles.

This recipe provides three methods of making eggnog, including cooked and uncooked versions and a nonalcoholic version. If going the uncooked route, make sure to use pasteurized eggs (see the note, below).

Ingredients

  • 6 medium eggs
  • 5 1/2 cups whole milk, unsweetened soy milk, or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 packets of stevia
  • 1/4 cup brandy (optional)
  • 1/4 cup rum (optional)
  • Nutmeg for sprinkling in individual cups

Preparation

Steps to Make It

  1. Place all the ingredients (except nutmeg) into a blender and blend it up.

  2. Pour into punch cups and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Skip the blender. For this method, in a medium bowl, beat the yolks until light. In a separate bowl, beat the whites until they form soft peaks. Add milk, heavy cream, stevia, brandy, rum, and beaten yolks and whites to a large punch bowl. Combine everything with a whisk (don't overmix) and sprinkle nutmeg on the top when serving in each individual cup.
  • Leave out the rum and brandy to make this non-alcoholic.
  • Make this dairy-free by using almond milk or another plant-based milk in place of whole milk. This may result in a thinner consistency.
  • Skip raw eggs and use store-bought pasteurized instead.

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