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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Delicious Holiday Eggnog

It’s Christmas time!
One of the best (and worst) things about the month of December is all the delicious holiday treats and desserts. Eggnog is one of those special desserts my family enjoys during this time of year.

I have a great recipe for delicious eggnog that is not bad for you.

But first, for the sake of a little extra motivation…

Pick up a jug of eggnog next time you’re at the grocery store, and read the ingredients… Yikes!

Now, after you spent five minutes trying to pronounce those ingredients, put that jug of eggnog back on the shelf! Go home and try this simple recipe.

Delicious Holiday Eggnog:

Soft custard:

3 eggs, slightly beaten
1/3 cup sucanat or rapadura (or brown sugar)
Pinch of salt
2½ cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
            Ground cinnamon

Mix eggs, sugar and salt in saucepan. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over low heat 15 to 20 minutes, stirring constantly (Note: you have to stir the whole time or custard might become lumpy). Once mixture is thick enough to coat a metal spoon, remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Let cool and serve warm, or refrigerate for about 2 hours and serve cold. 

Soft Custard 

Whipped cream:

1 cup cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Prepare Soft Custard (above).
Just before serving, beat cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in small bowl until stiff. Gently stir 1 cup of the whipped cream into custard.

Mixing whipped cream into custard

Top individual cups of eggnog with remaining whipped cream. Sprinkle on cinnamon. Serve and enjoy! 

We made this eggnog tonight and it was SO good! The flavor of homemade eggnog is very mild compared to eggnog from the store. You can also experiment with this recipe. My recipe book suggests adding nutmeg, rum, or coffee to the eggnog. Mixing a cup of coffee in with the batch of eggnog is a combination I love! 



  1. We LOVE eggnog have haven't had any this year because we commited to not buying store bought anymore. Thanks for the recipe we will be cooking up some today! Love, Mrs. Acton

  2. Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing! LaneMen

  4. Mrs. Acton,
    Oh, good! I hope you enjoy it! It can be hard finding healthy alternatives to those holiday foods we're so used to having each year...