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Makeover Eggnog Recipe

Makeover Eggnog Recipe

If traditional eggnog is too rich for your tastes, give our lighter version a try. It boasts one-third fewer calories, only a quarter of the fat and less than half the cholesterol, but is still a satisfying frothy blend that's sure to please.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:18 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 quarts 2% milk
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract
  • 4 cups fat-free half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • 1. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Gradually whisk in milk and eggs until smooth. Cook and stir over low heat until a thermometer reads 160°, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in extracts. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, about 2 hours.
  • 2. Just before serving, strain eggnog mixture; stir in the cream and nutmeg. Pour into glasses. Yield: 18 servings (about 3 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 197 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 194 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 reduced-fat milk.