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Low Fat Eggnog

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If you want to enjoy one of the great sweet treats of the season without feeling guilty, try this low fat eggnog recipe. Since only one egg yolk is used here, the eggnog might look a little pale. You could always add a few drops of yellow coloring to the mixture for the full effect. Finally, if you don't want to add alcohol, try a little rum extract instead.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups fat free milk
  • 1 1/2 cups fat free half-and-half
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup rum or brandy (optional)
  • freshly grated nutmeg to garnish

Preparation:

Combine sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl. Add egg and egg whites, and beat with a mixer for 3-4 minutes.

Gently heat fat free milk in a large saucepan. Gradually stir egg mixture into the hot milk. Heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is slightly thickened. Stir in vanilla extract and remove from heat.

Let the milk and egg mixture cool a little before blending with fat-free half-and-half milk. Cover and chill in the refrigerator. Before serving, add rum or brandy if desired and sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg on top.

Serves 4

Per Serving: Calories 272, Calories from Fat 24, Total Fat 2.9g (sat 1.4g), Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 249mg, Carbohydrate 51.1g, Fiber 0.1g, Protein 10.9g

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