Nic’s Pick | Healthy Egg Nog

I LOVE EGG NOG!  And there is no egg nog that compares to my cousin’s home made recipe which I’ve been drinking since I was young.  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!

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!  I have made a few modifications to the original recipe to make it healthier and more guilt-free 🙂


  • 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)


  1. Beat yolks and sugar together
  2. Add milk and salt
  3. Cook over medium heat until just below boiling point
  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 whipped cream
  9. Sprinkle nutmeg on top
  10. Serve warm, room temperature or on ice with or without dark or spiced rum
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