I love egg nog. So when early January rolls around and it's no longer on the store shelves, you can just add another note to the winter blues.
So I decided to look up recipes so I could have egg nog whenever I wanted.
This one is a winner. I use whole milk instead of fat free half and half and read where others have done similar 'tweaks'.
Am so glad I found this. Havin a glass right now as a matter of fact!!!
Jan 17, 2012
Absolutely delicious! I was looking for a reduced fat/cholesterol eggnog, and decided to try your recipe. I could not believe how easy it was to make, and how delicious the eggnog was! While preparing the eggnog, I discovered that I had purchased only one quart of fat-free half and half instead of two, so I completed the recipe as is, using sugar free vanilla instant pudding. I chilled the eggnog per the recipe directions, and then added about 2 cups of skim milk to it. It was still very thick,rich, and delicious, and my family loved it. The only thing I personally would reduce next time is the rum extract. I think only half a 1 oz. bottle would be sufficient. But I definitely plan on making this eggnog again. Thank you again for a delicious, more healthy, holiday eggnog.
Jan 04, 2012
My husbnad is an eggnog freak - however, he hasn't been able to have eggnog in years due to serious health problems. Then I came across this recipe and his Holiday Season has been changed. It is AMAZING!!! The only changes I make to the recipe are that I use the Fat free sugar free instant pudding instead of regular and I use Splenda instead of Sugar! Neither of which changes the texture or taste! It is a new holiday staple in our house! :)
Dec 24, 2011
This is an excellent recipe that has the flavor and thickness of commercial light eggnog. I wanted to eliminate the 13 g. of sugar, so we used instant sugar free vanilla pudding (instead of french vanilla) and sweetener instead of sugar. We didn't have rum extract, but we did try it with a little rum and it was great!
Dec 22, 2011
Wow! I just made this for my eggnog loving hubby who does not need to raise his cholesterol! It is delicious. I took it a step further toward lower fat and sugar by doing the following:
1 quart of fat free half and half and 1 quart of 1 percent milk. It still thickened up nicely because of the pudding.
1/4 cup or maybe a bit more of natural granular xylitol sweetener (not Splenda.) You can buy it in the baking aisle at your grocery. Z sweet is another brand you can get at Whole Foods. Very natural taste, no aftertaste either.
1/2 oz Brandy extract and 1/2 oz rum extract plus a splash more.
LOTS of nutmeg, I was generous.
Then I used an 8 oz carton of light store brand whipped topping (Cool Whip type)
Mix well and shake before serving as the nutmeg sinks to the bottom.
Yummy! Makes a bunch too and so inexpensive! Thanks!
Dec 20, 2011