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Stir Up Some Healthy Eggnog

By on 12/11/2017

For this year’s holiday party, try this healthy eggnog. Made with coconut milk and almond milk instead of unhealthy heavy cream, this eggnog lets you enjoy a holiday treat without guilt.


  • cups canned full-fat coconut milk
  • cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Tbsp maple syrup
  • cinnamon stick
  • whole cloves
  • allspice berries
  • egg yolks
  • tsp ground nutmeg plus additional for garnish


  • In a large saucepan, heat the coconut milk, vanilla almond milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, cloves and allspice over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, with a handheld electric mixer, whip the egg yolks until they are light yellow.
  • With a whisk, whisk constantly, and gradually add about 2 cups of the warmed milk mixture into the egg yolks.
  • Pour the egg yolk mixture into the remaining milk mixture and whisk to combine. Heat the mixture for 5 minutes, but do not boil. (Boiling will curdle the milk.) Remove from the heat. In a sieve, strain out whole spices. Whisk in the nutmeg.
  • Transfer to a glass bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Top with a sprinkle of ground nutmeg, if desired.

Nutritional Info

Serving size: 1/2 cup
Serves 8

Calories: 158
Fat: 12g
Saturated Fat: 6g
Cholesterol: 104mg
Sodium: 73mg
Carbohydrates: 8g
Fiber: 0g
Protein: 2g

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Date Last Reviewed: February 6, 2017

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