Firstly, does anyone actually know what eggnog is? Most of us just show up to parties with the eggnog already there. There's nothing wrong with taking a free drink, but what exactly is in eggnog, and is there any way to make it healthier?
What's in Eggnog?
Everyone has their favorite recipe, but there will always be eggs, cream, sugar, and alcohol included. The average cup of eggnog has around 230 calories. So when you put that into perspective, it can seem like a lot. However, Christmas comes once a year, and drinking in moderation is okay. You're allowed to treat yourself. It's just important to consider liquid calories as much as calories from the big, Christmas dinner.
Let's say you're looking for a healthier alternative, what does that look like?
Healthy Can Still Be a Treat
A health"ier" version of eggnog is a lot of substituting and replacing.
What You'll Need
2 cups nut milk of choice (cashew or coconut are good options)
2 large egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
1 date or 1 tbs honey for sweetness (optional)
What To Do
Place all ingredients into a blender until smooth and creamy (30-60 seconds)
Heat the mixture over medium to low heat and stir frequently
Important: Do NOT let it boil
Once thickened, strain mixture through a strainer or cheesecloth