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Healthy Egg Nog

Healthy-Egg-Nog-Nicole-Porter-WellnessI 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!


  • 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 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!

By Nicole Porter
Nicole Porter is a Stress Coach and Wellness Educator helping busy, stressed out professionals mindfully overcome the Top 10 Unhealthy Habits preventing optimal health, mindset and productivity. She is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Registered Nutritional Therapist, Healthy Weight Loss Coach, and Pilates Coach with a background in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Behaviour Change.


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