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Eggnog with Nutmeg

Eggnog with Nutmeg

Photo Credit: © Colleen Graham
Low carb dieters can still enjoy some eggnog during the holidays with this easy recipe that will serve a small party of four. In this Low Carb Eggnog the sugar is replaced with Splenda, or similar substitute, to significantly reduce the carbohydrates and turn it into a slightly healthier Christmas libation. Other eggnogs for special diets include a Low Fat Eggnog and a Vegan Eggnog.

Eggnog for the Occasion

Prep Time: 5 hours

Total Time: 5 hours

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp Splenda
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Rum or brandy to taste
  • 1 tsp eggnog flavored oil (LorAnn or Amish brand) [optional]
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped with sweetener of choice
  • Ground nutmeg

Preparation:

  1. Beat 1/2 cup Splenda with egg yolks.
  2. Add salt, stir in 2 cups cream and 2 cups water.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture coats a spoon.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  5. Beat egg whites until foamy then gradually add remaining Splenda, beating to soft peaks.
  6. Add to cooked mixture and blend thoroughly. Add vanilla and flavoring(s).
  7. Chill at least 3-4 hours.
  8. Pour into a punch bowl or cups and garnish with grated nutmeg.

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