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Nic’s Pick | Healthy Egg Nog

I LOVE EGG NOG! I’ve sipped it warm, iced, in martinis, on oatmeal, with coffee or earl grey tea, and of course, with a little spiced rum pum pum pum! And there is no egg nog that compares to my cousin’s home made recipe which I’ve been drinking since I was young. The recipe below has a few modifications to the original recipe to make it healthier and more guilt-free 🙂

For those of you who have never made egg nog, it is SUPER EASY so please give this a shot before you reach for the store bought version that is loaded with extra ‘stuff’ you don’t want in your body!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 egg yolks (from free range, grain fed chickens)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (instead of white sugar)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 cups milk (1% or 2%), organic (You can try other milks too. I’ve used pumpkin seed milk which is great but you need to be very careful it doesn’t separate when it’s heated)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup organic, hormone free homogenized milk (instead of 1 cup real whipping cream (whipped))
  • nutmeg (sprinkle)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Beat yolks and maple syrup together
  2. Add milk and salt
  3. Cook over medium heat until just below boiling point (KEEP AN EYE ON THIS! Believe me, I have had this mixture all over my stove top because I start doing other things! You don’t want to be scraping burned milk off your stove…believe me!🤦‍♀️)
  4. Remove from heat
  5. Add vanilla
  6. Pour through sieve to remove any egg bits that have cooked
  7. Refrigerate for 1 hour to cool the nog
  8. Stir/whip in the 1 cup of the cream
  9. Sprinkle nutmeg on top
  10. Serve warm, room temperature or on ice with or without dark or spiced rum, in a coffee, on oatmeal or however you want!