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Yes, You Can Make a Delicious Lower-Fat Eggnog! (Recipe)

Yes, You Can Make a Delicious Lower-Fat Eggnog! (Recipe)


Is it really possible to make a lighter, but still delicious, eggnog? I wasn’t so sure. I was really pleasantly surprised by this recipe, though; it does a really great job of mimicking the full-fat version. Now the only problem I’ll have this holiday season is not making too much of it!

Lighter Eggnog.


  • 2 Large eggs yolks only
  • 3 1/2 Cups 1% milk
  • 1/2 Cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon grated whole nutmeg, plus more for garnish
  • 1/8 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Cup burbon
  • 2 Tablespoons brandy
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Add the egg yolks in a medium bowl. Set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk milk, condensed milk, flour, nutmeg and salt constantly until it comes to a boil. Temper eggs; whisk 1/3 of the milk mixture into the egg yolks, and pour the mixture back to the saucepan. Cook until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Turn off heat. Pour mixture into pitcher. Add bourbon, brandy and vanilla. Stir to combine. Cover pitcher with wax paper and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. When serving, garnish with a little grated nutmeg.

Recipe Credit: Cooking Light.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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8:53AM PST on Feb 6, 2014

I love Eggnog. I've put this recipe in my files. Thanks!!

1:24AM PST on Jan 29, 2014

Eating eggs raw is a dangerous and extremely unhealthy practice eggs are very often the source of salmonella outbreaks.

8:44PM PST on Dec 9, 2013

This sound delicious! Thank you for the recipe Katie. I copied and saved the recipe and am planning to give it a try.

2:16PM PST on Dec 8, 2013

Nanna forced that stufe on me as a kid.
Raw eggs. :-(

4:06PM PST on Dec 7, 2013


1:00PM PST on Dec 7, 2013

Yummy :-)

7:19AM PST on Dec 7, 2013


7:22PM PST on Dec 6, 2013

Thanks for sharing.....will give it a try.

1:44PM PST on Dec 6, 2013

What happens if you use the whites? And what about vegans? Thanks.

9:37PM PST on Dec 5, 2013


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