Eggnog: This Recipe Reduces the Calories But Not the Flavor

Eggnog (Recipe from Cooking Light)


Delicious, creamy low-fat eggnog.

Delicious, creamy low-fat eggnog.

I love eggnog.  It used to be a tradition in our home that when we decorate the house for Christmas and put up the tree we would always drink eggnog with a tad of brandy in it.

Now that I’m much more aware of the calories and fat that store brand eggnog contains I thought I might have to give it up.  That’s until I found this delicious, low-calorie eggnog from Eating Cooking Light.


3 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk

1/2 cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon grated whole nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 large egg yolks

1/4 cup bourbon

2 tablespoons brandy

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Additional grated whole nutmeg (optional)


Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk. Place egg yolks in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk one-third of hot milk mixture into egg yolks. Add yolk mixture to remaining hot milk mixture, stirring with a whisk.

Eggnog Mixture

Still mixture over medium heat until thick and creamy.


Cook over medium heat 1 minute or until slightly thickened.Pour into a pitcher; stir in bourbon, brandy, and vanilla.

Cover surface of eggnog with wax paper; refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Garnish with additional nutmeg, if desired.

Makes 8 ½ cup servings.


Calories: 147; Fat: 2.3g; Saturated fat: 1.1g; Monounsaturated fat: 0.8g; Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g; Protein: 5.8g; Carbohydrate: 18.1g;Fiber: 0.0g; Cholesterol: 58mg; Iron: 0.2mg; Sodium: 113mg; Calcium: 187mg

It is delicious and there is nothing in the flavor that indicates it’s a ‘lighter’ version of the real thing.  Try it this holiday season and enjoy!

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