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