Healthy Egg Nog – whaaa?  Whatever Grinch is in my heart, this wipes it out completely.


  • 3 large eggs

  • 3 large egg whites

  • 5½ cups low-fat milk

  • ½ cup sugar (or alternative sweetener like Zero, stevia, or erythritol)

  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch

  • Salt

  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla

  • ½ tsp. (plus additional for sprinkling) ground nutmeg

  • ¼ cup dark Jamaican rum (optional) – maybe a little less if you just want a bit of the taste


  1. In bowl, with whisk, beat eggs and egg whites until blended; set aside. In heavy 4-quart saucepan, with heat-safe spatula, mix 4 cups milk with sugar, cornstarch, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook on medium-high until mixture boils and thickens slightly, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Remove saucepan from heat.

  2. Gradually whisk 1/2 cup simmering milk mixture into eggs; pour egg mixture back into milk in saucepan, whisking constantly, to make custard.

  3. Pour custard into large bowl; stir in vanilla, nutmeg, rum, if using, and remaining 1 1/2 cups milk. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 6 hours or up to 2 days. Sprinkle eggnog with nutmeg to serve. Makes about 6 1/2 cups.