Eggnog is a popular holiday drink in the U.S. and Canada and is made with milk and/or cream, sugar, raw eggs (beaten), spices (particularly nutmeg) and (optionally) liquor, such as brandy or rum. It’s also very tasty…and very high in fat and sugar. Seriously. You might want to pass it up this year if you’re cutting back the calories. However, you can still enjoy eggnog without the high amount of fat and cholesterol by making or purchasing eggnog with skimmed, low fat, soy or rice milk.
Celebrate National Eggnog Day by making eggnog for your family! (But we won’t be disappointed if you go with commercial eggnog.)
Eggnog drink recipes:
If you want to go all out on National Eggnog Day, whip up one of these eggnog-based desserts:
Note: Commercial eggnog does not contain raw eggs. However, when making homemade eggnog (which includes raw eggs), use pasteurized eggs. Some recipes may also instruct you on how to cook the eggs for additional safety.
Sources: holidayinsights.com, punchbowl.com, wikipedia.org Photo Source: Konstantin Ryabitsev, CC-BY-SA-2.O, via Wikimedia Commons