Eggnog

  • 5MINS
  • 12MINS
  • 210KCAL

This rich and creamy Eggnog is perfect to get you in the festive spirit. It's super easy and tastes like Christmas in a cup!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories210
  • Carbs13g

Eggnog - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

This Eggnog is super quick and easy to make and tastes exactly like Christmas in a cup!

Lightly spiced with classic Christmas flavours like cinnamon and nutmeg, this is the perfect way to get into the festive mood and is delicious at any time of the day.

Our Eggnog is an alcohol free recipe, but if you fancy a boozier, more traditional version then you can also add 100ml brandy for an extra 40 calories which will take this Eggnog up to 250 calories per portion.

If you find that you have leftover Eggnog, then make sure to use it in our Eggnog Latte for a hot, festive coffee! Or if you fancy something with a bit more of a boozy kick, then give our Mulled Wine a go, and don’t forget to visit our Christmas recipes collection for more festive drinks and cocktails.

 

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Want to get ahead of your Christmas prep? This Eggnog can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

What diets is this Eggnog suitable for?

This Eggnog is suitable for gluten free and vegetarian diets

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Eggnog recipe?

  • You’ll need to count 8 Points per portion of this Eggnog recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You’ll need to count 6 Points per portion of this Eggnog recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You’ll need to count 6 Points per portion of this Eggnog recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Eggnog?

You can find low fat double cream alternative like Elmlea in most supermarkets.

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We like to serve our Eggnog in coffee glasses like these.

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And don’t forget the Christmas themed straws!

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How many calories are in this Eggnog?

There are 210 calories per portion in this Eggnog which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Eggnog is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Set a saucepan on a low heat and add the milk, nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon stick. Heat slowly continually whisking until the pan is just simmering. Turn off the heat and leave to one side.

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Step 2

In a mixing bowl, combine the egg yolks and sweetener and whisk using an electric hand mix until the yolks are pale yellow and thickened. This should take about 2 minutes.

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Step 3

Remove the cinnamon stick from the milk.

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Step 4

While whisking the eggs, slowly pour the hot milk into the bowl a little at a time. Make sure you add the milk really slowly to the egg mixture as otherwise it will overheat and scramble the eggs.

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Step 5

Once the milk and egg mix are smooth and fully combined, pour the mixture back into the saucepan.

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Step 6

Heat on a low heat and mix continuously until it has thickened and coats the back of a spoon. Draw a line on the back of the spoon with your finger. If the line stays visible it is the right thickness, if the line disappears then continue to heat a little longer. Remove from the heat and strain over a bowl using a sieve.

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Step 7

Whisk in the low fat double cream alternative and cover with cling film. Pop the eggnog in the fridge until chilled.

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Step 8

When the eggnog is chilled, serve it poured over ice and top with a little low fat aerosol cream and a sprinkle of dark chocolate.

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What could I serve with this Eggnog?

This Eggnog is the perfect accompaniment to pretty much any festive dish, but we think it works especially well with any of the following dishes:

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How do you know when this Eggnog is ready?

You’ll need to heat your Eggnog until the mixture has thickened and coats the back of the spoon.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Eggnog in the fridge?

If you’d like to get ahead of your Christmas preparation, then you can make this recipe ahead of time and keep it stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze this Eggnog?

No, this recipe is definitely not suitable for freezing!

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Eggnog

This rich and creamy Eggnog is perfect to get you in the festive spirit. It's super easy and tastes like Christmas in a cup!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    12 MINS
  • KCals 210
  • Carbs 13G
  • WW Points:
  • 8 Green
  • 6 Blue
  • 6 Purple

Ingredients

  • 450 ml skimmed milk
  • 240 ml low fat double cream alternative
  • 40 g granulated sweetener
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • low fat aerosol cream
  • 1 g dark chocolate grated
  • ice for serving

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Instructions

  1. Set a saucepan on a low heat and add the milk, nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon stick. Heat slowly continually whisking until the pan is just simmering. Turn off the heat and leave to one side.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the egg yolks and sweetener and whisk using an electric hand mix until the yolks are pale yellow and thickened. This should take about 2 minutes.
  3. Remove the cinnamon stick from the milk.
  4. While whisking the eggs, slowly pour the hot milk into the bowl a little at a time. Make sure you add the milk really slowly to the egg mixture as otherwise it will overheat and scramble the eggs.
  5. Once the milk and egg mix are smooth and fully combined, pour the mixture back into the saucepan.
  6. Heat on a low heat and mix continuously until it has thickened and coats the back of a spoon. Draw a line on the back of the spoon with your finger. If the line stays visible it is the right thickness, if the line disappears then continue to heat a little longer. Remove from the heat and strain over a bowl using a sieve.
  7. Whisk in the low fat double cream alternative and cover with cling film. Pop the eggnog in the fridge until chilled.
  8. When the eggnog is chilled, serve it poured over ice and top with a little low fat aerosol cream and a sprinkle of dark chocolate.

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Recipe notes

If you have left over Eggnog then try our Eggnog Latte which uses this recipe in a hot festive coffee.

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