Recipe: Low-Calorie Holiday Eggnog

low calorie eggnog recipeWant 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


About Jade Nuyen

You know the people who tell you that life goes downhill after 40, or after you've had children? They're full of crap. I prove it to myself every single day that life begins after 40 and you don't have to accept being a frumpy out of shape mom as a lifestyle.
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2 Responses to Recipe: Low-Calorie Holiday Eggnog

  1. John Lilledahl says:

    I love egg nog. I simply must try your recipe. Thank you Jade 🙂

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