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Lower-Fat Eggnog

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 8 ingredients

For those of us who like to indulge in this holiday tradition, this alcohol-free drink will let you do so with a little less worry for your health. You won’t notice the difference, but your...


  • 2 cups skim milk, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 eggs, plus
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sugar (see Chef Tips)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Cinnamon or nutmeg for garnish
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Nutrition Facts


144 cals


3 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

1 g


20 g


19 g


1 g


8 g


97 mg


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine 1½ cups skim milk and lemon zest. Bring to a simmer.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg yolk, vanilla, sugar and cornstarch.
  3. Gradually pour the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture.
  4. Return the mixture to the pan and heat over medium heat while stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until the eggnog thickens (about 5-8 minutes).
  5. Take the saucepan off of the burner and immediately pour in remaining skim milk.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator.
  7. Once chilled, strain the eggnog through a sieve. Serve sprinkled with a little cinnamon or a grate of fresh nutmeg.

Chef Tips

If you don’t have skim milk, 2% or even whole milk will still have fewer calories than the traditional eggnog recipe which calls for a mix of milk and heavy cream.

If you miss the tang of liquor, try sweetening with 2 tablespoons light amber maple syrup and 2 tablespoons sugar.

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