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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Low Calorie Egg Nog Recipe

low calorie eggnogI love drinking egg nog around the holidays (sorry to the vegans who read my blog -- you may want to skip this posting). However, not being a huge milk fan, I've bought Soy Nog in the past (which I affectionately refer to as "Sog"). Soy Nog is delicious, but it is pretty high in calories, at 90 calories per half cup serving (their label is a bit misleading by having such a small serving size). So, this year, I decided to try to make my own low calorie egg nog (with no artificial sweeteners of course)! And, I am pleased to report that it actually turned out pretty good! Here is my recipe:

Juliet's Low Calorie Egg Nog (makes *two* 83 calorie 1 cup servings)

1 3/4 cups unsweetened almond milk (vanilla flavor) -- can use blue diamond almond breeze or pacific almond milk (either way should be 40 calories per cup)
1/3 cup of egg beaters (I buy cage free redieggs at Whole Foods, which I'll blog specifically about at some point)
1 tablespoon of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
nutmeg to taste
(Optional)1 tablespoon of low calorie whipped topping

- Put almond milk into sauce pan and cook on low heat
- Combine egg beaters, sugar, and brown sugar and cook in a separate pan on low heat stirring constantly (if you stir quickly it will get a bit thicker which is nice)
- Once both mixtures are warm (I try to get them as hot as possible without actually cooking the eggs), pour the egg mixture slowly into the almond milk pan, stirring frequently
- Cook combined mixture together on low heat for a few minutes, stirring constantly
- Add vanilla (if desired, the almond milk is already vanilla flavored)
- Pour into two glasses and refrigerate for half a day
- Add nutmeg to taste and enjoy!
- (Optional) Add a 1 tablespoon of low calorie whipped topping (adds 15 calories)

Very easy to make and each serving (a full cup) comes out to 83 calories with 3 grams of fat, and 1 gram of fiber (so only 2 weight watchers points).

By the way, if you like really "eggy" eggnog, you can increase your egg to almond milk ratio (for instance 1 cup of almond milk with a quarter of a cup of egg beaters). I made a batch this way at one point, but I found it a bit strong for my personal taste. Luckily adding a bit more egg doesn't add too many calories.




Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

I've never tried egg nog yet. The first time I saw it on blogs I asked a friend what's that and she said something popular in US during winter and unhealthy, so I never want to try it.
But as your recipe seems to be pretty health, I'll try it. Thanks, Juliet!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never had eggnog! It looks great though.

The Bear Cub Bakery said...

Haha I guess I can't complain -- any scholastic suffering on my part is over in 2 days for a full 3 1/2 weeks. And, indeed, we got all of Thanksgiving week off.

That said...I can't WAIT to take all sorts of health classes next year. SO EXCITED!

Anonymous said...

I love eggnog! Low calorie eggnog has got to be the best thing every made! Thanks!

HangryPants said...

sounds great! Thanks for sharing.


Anonymous said...

MmMm eggnog! I like to add a teeny splash of vodka in mine. lol

Unknown said...

This recipe looks great! It has the least sugar out of every recipe I've looked at, and that is REALLY nice to see. I don't much like eggnog myself but I have been promising several people that I would make them a healthier eggnog- will definitely give this one a shot!

That Girl said...

Hmmm I know they make low fat and fat free egg nog, I'm kinda surprised they don't make low fat or fat free soy nog!

Erica said...

Maybe this is going to sound funny but I never realized you could make egg nog! Great recipe!

Marisa @Loser for Life said...

What a great idea! I just tried Vitasoy's Holly Nog which is only 60 cal., but you're right, it's only for a 4 oz. serving. I intended to use it for adding to coffee or tea, but if you want to drink it straight, it'll cost ya a little more in the WW Points dept.

Jenn said...

I love that have a recipe for this -- I was looking for one! Yay!

Anonymous said...

wow I never knew what egg nog was.

Gina said...

My Sog is 90 calories per 1/2 cup! I agree, ridiculous. I bought some, but I'm pretty sure it went bad before I finished it ( I just threw it out, who wants to drink sugar??)

Unknown said...

I'm a fan of lactaid's egg nog, but i'll have to give this a try :)

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