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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Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe3 years ago

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

Alfred Donovan
Past Member 3 years ago

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

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey4 years ago

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

John Wesen
Past Member 4 years ago

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

Michael A.
Michael A4 years ago


Janet C.
Janet C4 years ago

Yummy :-)

Mary J.
Nancy B4 years ago


Karen Chestney
Karen Chestney4 years ago

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

Jess No Fwd Plz K.
Jessica K4 years ago

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

Marie W.
Marie W4 years ago