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Makeover Creamy Eggnog Recipe

Makeover Creamy Eggnog Recipe

During the holidays, my family always reminds me to make the eggnog. I’ve been making it for nearly 40 years, and my daughter, daughter-in-law and I would like to see a makeover version. —Barbara Smith, Chipley, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1 can (14 ounces) fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups 2% milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Additional ground nutmeg, optional


  • 1. In a small heavy saucepan, whisk the egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk and salt until blended. Stir in 2 cups milk. Cook over medium-low heat for 20-30 minutes or until bubbles form around sides of pan and a thermometer reads at least 160°, stirring constantly. (Do not boil.) Immediately remove from heat.
  • 2. Pour into a large bowl. Place bowl in an ice-water bath, stirring frequently until cooled. Stir in the vanilla, nutmeg and remaining milk. Refrigerate until cold.
  • 3. In a small heavy saucepan, combine the egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar. With a hand mixer, beat on low speed for 1 minute. Continue beating over low heat until egg mixture reaches 160°, about 4 minutes.
  • 4. Transfer to a bowl. Beat until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Gently stir into milk mixture until blended. Sprinkle servings with nutmeg if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 232 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 203mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein.

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