Are you all geared up for Christmas 2016? This holiday season are you wishing for a healthy festive celebration? Great! You can begin with traditional eggnog and turn it into a healthier version with these sugar-free eggnog recipes.
You can choose from low-calorie, fat-free, vegan, and dairy-free eggnog options. Don’t skip making eggnog because you think it’s an unhealthy beverage. You can go for a healthier option instead by trying these sugar-free eggnog recipes, which are perfect for health conscious people.
Healthy Sugar-Free Eggnog Recipes
Here are some traditional eggnog recipes without sugar and packed with flavor for you. You can also try the fat-free and dairy-free eggnog options for those who are lactose intolerant. Indulge in these healthy eggnog recipes and soak up the festive spirit this holiday season.
Eat Fit Eggnog
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 cups unsweetened vanilla cashew-almond milk (or any unsweetened vanilla almond or coconut milk)
- 2 tbsp no-sugar simple syrup (see below)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for two to three minutes. Pour mixture into a medium-sized pot.
Warm on medium-low for 10 to 15 minutes. Whisk occasionally. During the last three minutes, whisk continuously to avoid simmering. You want it hot (not boiling). If the mixture does start to simmer, turn the heat down.
Remove from heat and place in refrigerator overnight. It will thicken as it cools. When ready to drink, whisk it to mix together. If it is too thick for your liking, whisk in more milk. Pour into cups and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Swerve Simple Syrup: Mix 1/2 cup Swerve Sweetener with 1/2 cup water. Heat in a small pan over medium heat. Stir until dissolved.
Truvia Simple Syrup: Mix 3-1/2 tablespoons Truvia Sweetener with 1/2 cup warm water. Shake or blend until completely dissolved. Store refrigerated.
Fat-Free Sugar-Free Eggnog
- 1 pint of egg beaters or similar whole egg substitute
- 1 pint of egg whites
- 4 cups (950 ml) fat free milk
- 1 pint (475 ml) fat-free half and half
- 1 cup (200 g) of Splenda (sucralose or other non-calorie sweetener)
- 1/4 tsp Ground nutmeg (to add flavor)
- 2 cups (400 ml) bourbon (optional)
- 1/2 cup (100 ml)
- 1 pint of white rum (optional)
Beat the pint of egg whites in a bowl. Mix in the one cup of Splenda or other sweetener. In a separate bowl, mix the remaining half of the Splenda with the one pint of egg beaters.
Slowly mix the egg beater mix into the egg white mix. Gently mix the egg beater/Splenda mixture into the beaten egg whites, pouring slowly. Slowly pour the one quart of fat free milk into the mixture and gently stir it in.
Slowly pour the bourbon into the mixture and gently stir it in. Pour the one pint of fat-free half-and-half into the egg mixture and gently stir it in. Sprinkle in the nutmeg. After filling up mugs, just sprinkle a little more on top as a garnish.
- 1 (1 ounce) package sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
- 5 cups fat-free milk
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp rum flavored extract
- 1 packet aspartame sweetener
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
In a large mixing bowl, mix together sugar-free vanilla pudding mix, fat-free milk, sweetener, ground cinnamon, dash of nutmeg, and rum extract. Mix these very well with a wire whisk for at least two minutes. If it is too thick, add more milk and sweetener.
Enjoy Christmas 2016 with these delicious eggnog recipes which are packed with flavor and are healthy too. Try whipping up these sugar-free, fat-free, and dairy-free versions for you and your guests.
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