(No sugar or eggs added)
Some things just scream “HOLIDAYS!”…and eggnog is one of those things! Just because we are trying to eat low or no sugar doesn’t mean we have to forgo this wonder.
There are a lot of recipes out there where you could simply sub Splenda Granular for the sugar and they would work great. But I’m a girl who gags at the thought of drinking raw eggs – and would rather find a great alternative – and has.
This is surprisingly ‘real’ tasting and in feel, also. Easy to whip up and is great as creamer in your coffee. I drizzle it over warm apple crisp, too…WOW!
1 cup fat-free half & half
One 1-ounce pkg (four 1/2- cup serving size) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding powder (Jell-O brand works best…see note)
5 cups 2% milk
3 tablespoons Splenda granular
3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons brandy or rum extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whisk together the half & half and pudding powder until smooth – this will be very thick. Slowly whisk in milk until smooth. Whisk in Splenda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and extracts. Allow to chill for at least 2 hours. Serve with whipped cream and a sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg. Makes approx twelve 1/2-cup servings.
Per Serving: 82 Cal; 4 g Protein; 4 g Tot Fat; 7 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 5 g Sugar; 155 mg Sodium
**Jell-O brand works best for this recipe. I love them, but the generic brands are sometimes bigger packages and will make the drink too thick. Then you have to add more milk, and it just ‘waters’ it down. Go with Jell-O!