A glass full of eggnog is wonderful holiday a tradition! With rum for the adults and a cinnamon stick for the kids, what could be more enjoyable? Best of all, this healthy eggnog recipe only takes only 5 minutes to make!
Two types of Eggnog
There are two different ways of making eggnog. The more common eggnog is a thicker, cooked, custard-based eggnog. This is what is sold in the grocery stores, and is a thick and sweet eggnog.
By comparison, uncooked eggnog is a light and frothy drink. If you’ve never had this version of eggnog, I definitely recommend trying it! Here’s a short list of the reasons why I love my healthy eggnog:
- It is super quick to make, less than 5 minutes from start to finish.
- You probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen.
- It uses whole eggs rather than a bunch of egg yolks.
- It has the same delicious flavour, but it’s a much more drinkable treat.
- Since it’s not cooked you can use cultured dairy for a good dose of probiotics!
Quick and Healthy 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: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Beverages
- Method: uncooked
- Cuisine: Holiday
- 4 egg yolks
- 1/3 cup ground dates (see notes)
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 4 egg whites
- 3 ounces golden rum (optional)
- Beat egg yolks in a large bowl until the colour starts to lighten.
- Add in the ground dates and stir until completely dissolved.
- Stir in milk, cream, and nutmeg.
- In a separate container whip egg whites until stiff peaks form. Using 1 tbsp of powdered sugar will help the formation of the stiff peaks, but it’s not necessary.
- Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve within 3 hours.
- I always use powdered dates (affiliate link) because I’m like that… However, powdered white sugar is sweeter and will dissolve better. So if you’re serving this eggnog to a sweet-tooth, then I recommend a 1-to-1 replacement.
- To make a probiotic eggnog, use milk kefir or yogurt for the milk and cultured whipping cream.
- If you want to make a whole batch of spiked eggnog, add the rum directly into the yolk mixture. Otherwise leave it out so that your guests can add it to their individual drinks.
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