Eggnog Mousse Recipe
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Guests will always find room for this light, fluffy, mouthwatering mousse. It makes an elegant, refreshing finish for heavier meals—and it’s also a great way to use up any extra eggnog in the fridge. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups reduced-fat eggnog
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup reduced-fat whipped topping, divided
  • Additional ground nutmeg, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 165 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 reduced-fat milk.


  1. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over eggnog; let stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until sugar is dissolved. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in vanilla. Refrigerate until mixture begins to thicken.
  2. Beat mixture until light and fluffy. Beat in 3/4 cup whipped topping. Divide among four dessert dishes. Refrigerate until firm. Garnish with remaining whipped topping; sprinkle with additional nutmeg if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Eggnog Mousse in Healthy Cooking December/January 2012, p94

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