Want to serve something festive that won’t have you looking as pudgy as Santa in the New Year? Beachbody nutritionist Carrie Wiatt’s twist on this holiday favorite has a great carb-protein-fat ratio that’ll help you stay healthier for the holidays. The calorie count is NOT a typo. Only 73 calories per serving compared to traditional eggnog which can have up to 300-450 calories per shot (holiday fat, anyone?).
- 4 cups skim milk
- 1-1/2 cups evaporated skim milk
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Ground nutmeg (to taste)
Chill 3/4 cup of the evaporated milk in the freezer for 30 minutes (to make it easier to whip). In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together skim milk, remaining 3/4 cup evaporated milk, eggs, and sugar. Rinse whisk in hot water to ensure that no bacteria from the egg remain. Using a wooden spoon, stir mixture on stove constantly for 10 minutes until slightly thickened. (Do NOT boil.) Remove pan from heat; transfer mixture to a large bowl and let cool for several minutes. Place chilled evaporated milk and vanilla in a small bowl and whisk together until slightly thickened. (If you prefer, you can substitute 1/2 cup of rum or brandy for vanilla.) Add contents of this bowl to egg mixture and whisk for a few more minutes, until frothy. Refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours. If eggs begin to coagulate, strain mixture to remove solids. Top with ground nutmeg before serving. Makes 12 servings.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes (mixing), 30 minutes (prechilling), 4 hours to 24 hours (chilling)
Nutritional Information: (per serving)
Calories Protein Fiber Carbs Total Fat Saturated Fat 73 6 g < 1 g 7 g 2 g 1 g