Almost Eggless Eggnog – Easy, Light and Delicious

If you are not a fan of raw egg, this is the one for you - and it's a LOT easier than traditional
Almost Eggless Eggnog

Almost Eggless Eggnog

For a lighter, less eggy, eggnog, look no further than this Almost Eggless Eggnog. It’s a breeze to make and very tasty.

I have a love-hate relationship with eggnog. I love the flavor but I don’t like the thick texture, especially from store-bought eggnog. A few years ago, I made it from scratch with all the eggs and I was kind of grossed out. Seriously, I have a thing about raw eggs so you will never see me eating runny eggs of any kind. That left me with the dilemma of making eggnog that I would actually like.

I like the flavor of eggnog so much that I make Eggnog Fudge and Eggnog French Toast and a spicy pancake mix so I can celebrate the flavor throughout the year.

Nutmeg for Almost Eggless Eggnog

The predominant flavor in eggnog is nutmeg. You might be used to the ground nutmeg that comes in a bottle and has probably been sitting in your spice rack for ages and tastes like wood shavings. Nutmeg is the seed of the nutmeg fruit and mace is the lacy covering on the seed. The seeds should be ground using a nutmeg grinder or Microplane. Since the flavor is so important, it’s best to get the best nutmeg you can, and I recommend Penzey’s for the most flavor.

A long time ago, I found a rather strange-looking blender at a resale shop, and since my blender was on the fritz, I bought it. It’s the best blender I have ever had. Yes, they are normally expensive, but very well worth it. The best part about a Margaritaville blender is it shaves the ice before putting it into the carafe. I use mine to blend drinks like almost eggless eggnog, smoothies, and soup. You can’t go wrong.

Almost Eggless Eggnog

Almost Eggless Eggnog

If you are not a fan of raw egg, this is the one for you - and it's a LOT easier than traditional
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Cuisine: American
Difficulty: Easy
Newsletter: 2021-11-30
Servings (slide to adjust): 8
Calories: 181kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Cream
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Nutmeg, freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, for dusting
  • 1 cup crushed ice, or ice cubes
Ingredients necessary for the recipe step are in italic.

Instructions

  • Mise en place.
    Almost Eggless Eggnog
  • If you are using a Margaritaville blender, put the ice in the top of the blender, then put the carafe in the bottom. Shave the ice first then mix it in with the liquid in the carafe.
    Almost Eggless Eggnog
  • 2 cups Cream, 2 cups Milk, 1 Egg, 1 tablespoon Nutmeg, 1 teaspoon Vanilla, 1/4 cup Sugar, 1 cup crushed ice
    If you are using a regular blender, put all the ingredients in the blender and blend it for 10 to 20 seconds. Add ice when the mixture is done.
    almost eggless eggnog
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    Serve in small glasses, with brandy or other alcohol for the adults. Dust the top with ground cinnamon.
    Almost Eggless Eggnog

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Notes

If you don't want any egg at all, you can completely omit it. It will still be thick enough because of the cream.  Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 181kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 51mgPotassium: 128mgFiber: 0gSugar: 10g
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As an award-winning and serious home cook, I seriously believe there is no reason why you can't have a restaurant quality meal at home. One of the good things about eating at home is to save money, so armed with a good menu plan, a shopping list, and an appreciation of good food, we can all have gourmet food on a budget.

2 Responses to Almost Eggless Eggnog – Easy, Light and Delicious

  1. Chuck says:

    5 stars
    It’s never too early or too late for eggnog. This was really easy to make and was rich enough without being overpowering. Why not have eggnog all year long? Thanks for this!

  2. Herschel Bartch says:

    5 stars
    You know how sometimes you really want something but you can’t get it because it’s not in season? Well, that’s why I was googling how to make egg nog when I came across your recipe. I liked it because it wasn’t very thick or heavy. It was creamy and delicious. Thanks for this!