A rich, smooth eggnog recipe with which to celebrate the holiday season.
Homemade eggnog is entirely different than the store-bought version. It's fresher and more flavourful. While there are no-cook recipes for eggnog, I'm a little old-school on this one. I prefer to cook the custard, which deepens the flavours.
This version does call for plant-based milks rather than dairy. It is the only way to lower the fat content, as the original full-dairy recipe is astonishingly high in fats. However, this does make the eggnog thinner than you might be accustomed to, which for a lot of people is a plus.
I've also swapped out the sugar in favour of natural sweetener for anyone watching their carb intake. On that note, if carbs are a concern, you might also wish to swap the spiced rum in this recipe for rum extract.
(Makes 8 servings)
4 eggs, separated
1/3 cup Monkfruit sweetener (or granulated sugar)
2 cups almond milk (or whole milk)
1 cup coconut milk, full fat (or heavy cream)
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup spiced rum (or bourbon)
1 tablespoon Monkfruit sweetener
Reserve the egg whites in the refrigerator in a sealed airtight container until needed.
In a saucepan, combine the egg yolks and 1/3 cup sweetener then whisk until the mixture becomes smooth. Add the almond milk and coconut milk and continue whisking to combine well.
Place the saucepan over medium heat and whisk frequently until the temperature reaches between 170°F - 180°F / 76°C - 82°C. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the nutmeg and spiced rum. Then allow to cool to room temperature before pouring the custard into a pitcher and placing it in the refrigerator to chill (about 2 hours).
When it comes time to serve, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Add the tablespoon of sweetener and continue whisking until the egg whites form stiffer peaks (often referred to as the consistency of shaving cream).
Transfer the egg whites directly into the custard and stir to combine. When serving, mix the eggnog before you pour each glass. Garnish with additional nutmeg or cinnamon sticks and enjoy.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
total calories = 134 | total fat = 9.18g | saturated fat = 5.83g | cholesterol = 97.5mg | sodium = 47.5mg | carbohydrates = 11.09g | dietary fibre = 0.19g | sugars = 2.3g | protein = 3.52g