Every year around this time I start to get into the holiday spirit, and take an afternoon to put up Christmas decorations. As cliche as it sounds, I like to do this in a warm fuzzy sweater, with a class of eggnog in hand. Eggnog is one of my favorite holiday treats, but for someone who is health conscious it’s not exactly the poster child of healthy choices. I wanted to make my own eggnog this year so that I could enjoy it, knowing exactly what’s in it. It was my first time making this creamy treat, but I have to say it turned out pretty well!
Clean Eating Eggnog
6 cups organic skim milk (or for vegan option use thick coconut milk and leave out the eggs!)
1 cup egg whites (or egg beaters)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons rum extract
cane sugar or agave to taste
2 x pinch nutmeg, ground
2 x pinch cinnamon, ground
In a medium saucepan heat the milk, eggs and sweetener stirring continuously. Heat and stir until the mixture thickens slightly – enough that it can coat the back of a spoon.
Stir in the vanilla extract, rum extract, one pinch of nutmeg & one pinch of cinnamon.
Remove from heat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the eggnog has cooled (at least 3 hours). Just prior to serving, ladle your yummy eggnog into glasses, and garnish each with an extra little sprinkle of ground nutmeg & ground cinnamon.
Recipe adapted from here.