Homemade eggnog is SOOO much tastier than store-bought. It is a light and frothy treat that is sure to be a holiday favorite! Serve with rum for the adults and cinnamon sticks for the kids. Best of all, this probiotic eggnog only takes only 5 minutes to make!
Two types of Eggnog
The other type of eggnog is uncooked. It only takes about 5 minutes to whip together. It is a light and frothy drink that EVERYONE LOVES. If you’ve never had this version of eggnog, I definitely recommend trying it! Particularly if you don’t usually like eggnog.
Here is a short list of reasons why I prefer making this quick homemade eggnog.
- It takes less than 5 minutes to whip up and serve.
- You probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen.
- It uses whole eggs rather than a bunch of egg yolks, so it’s less wasteful.
- The flavor is every bit as delicious as custard eggnog, but it is much more drinkable.
- It’s perfect for making healthy, sugar-free and probiotic eggnog!
A healthier eggnog
I originally wrote this recipe in 2014 as a way to make a probiotic eggnog with milk kefir. However, we’ve made it every year since then, and over time we’ve refined our version to be refined-sugar-free!
The result is a protein-packed, probiotic drink that is perfect for the holidays.
Since this is an uncooked eggnog, all you have to do to make it probiotic is use cultured milk and/or whipping cream!
Here are a few cultured dairy options to try:
- Milk kefir can be used to culture both the milk and the whipping cream.
- Yogurt is a fine replacement for the milk. Just avoid Greek yogurt or yogurt with thickeners. You want to drink it.
- Fermented buttermilk is a delicious alternative to milk. You can also use it to make cultured whipping cream.
- Cultured sour cream is probiotic. However, this recipe will not work with store-bought sour cream which has a lot of added thickeners. It is perfect for homemade sour cream!
The holidays are a sugar-packed season. Why not take a break and make your eggnog sugar-free? While some sweetness is needed for the flavor, there are many options.
- Use less sugar and reduce sugar to 1 to 3 Tbsp.
- Powdered dates are my sweetener of choice. While they do contain sugar, it is balanced by a dose of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. The only trick is to sift the powdered dates, as larger pieces won’t mix into the eggnog.
- Feel free to use your favorite alternative sweetener. Just use the amount needed to replace 1/3 cup of sugar, or sweeten to taste.
Healthy Probiotic Eggnog
Homemade eggnog is SOOO much tastier than store-bought. It is light, frothy, and as sweet as you like it. Use cultured dairy for a boost of probiotics!
- Prep Time: 7 minutes
- Total Time: 7 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Category: Beverages
- Method: uncooked
- Cuisine: Holiday
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/3 cup of powdered sweetener, to taste (see notes for options)
- 2 cups cultured milk (see section above for options)
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
- 4 egg whites
- 3 ounces golden rum (optional)
- Beat egg yolks in a large bowl until the color starts to lighten. Add the sweetener to the egg yolks and stir until completely dissolved. Stir in milk, cream, and nutmeg.
- In a separate container whip the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
- Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. Serve immediately with a dusting of nutmeg. or refrigerate and serve within 3 hours. Since this recipe contains raw eggs, it will not last, even if you use cultured dairy.
- Feel free to use your favorite sweetener in this recipe. I always use date sugar or xylitol. However, powdered white sugar is traditional.
- If you want to make a whole batch of spiked eggnog, add the rum directly into the yolk mixture. Otherwise, it can be added directly to the glass before pouring in the eggnog.
- Because of the health risks associated with the consumption of raw eggs, this recipe is not recommended for pregnant women, children under the age of 1 year, or anyone who may be immunocompromised.
- The nutrition information is for a drink made with cultured dairy and xylitol.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 171
- Sugar: 6g
- Sodium: 92mg
- Fat: 10.2g
- Saturated Fat: 5.8g
- Carbohydrates: 8.6g
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 9.3g
- Cholesterol: 167mg
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