It’s the time of year to where eggnog tempts us. Even the low fat version is full of fat, sugar and fillers. Is there a way to make a healthier version of eggnog? Possibly with this recipe from Bethenny Frankel.
You probably know her from The Real Housewives of New York City. She’s also a natural-foods chef, the owner of the baked-goods company bethennybakes and author of Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting. Bethenny also contributes to Health.com, which is where I found this intriguing holiday cocktail recipe.
Makes 6 servings
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 2 cups 1% low fat milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 dash cinnamon
- 1 dash nutmeg
- 1/4 cup white rum
- 4 pasteurized egg whites
- Beat egg yolks until lightened in color.
- Add cup 1/3 cup of sugar, beating until dissolved; set aside.
- Combine milk, vanilla, and 1 dash each cinnamon and nutmeg in a saucepan over high heat; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat, and gradually whisk into egg mixture.
- Return to pot, and cook to 160° F.
- Remove from heat, stir in 1/4 cup white rum, and pour into a bowl; set in the refrigerator.
- Beat 4 pasteurized egg whites in a separate bowl until soft peaks form; with mixer running, gradually add 1 tablespoon sugar, and beat until stiff peaks form.
- Whisk egg whites into chilled mixture; sprinkle with cinnamon.
Calories from fat 21
Total Fat 2.4g
Saturated Fat 1.1g
Total Carbohydrates 17.8g
Weight Watchers POINTS = 3
To make it even skinnier:
- Remove the rum (you can use rum extract for the taste) – now each drink is 123 calories.
- Remove the sugar and substitute with stevia – now 87 calories
- Remove the sugar, add a substitute and forego the rum – 65 calories
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