Eggnog Wassail

Eggnog Wassail

An easy-to-make holiday eggnog with an apple cider twist, this Recipe Makeover shrinks the calories and fat.

Per 1 cup serving: 171 calories and 0.3g fat.

Saves, per cup: 350 calories and 38.7g fat over traditional non-alcoholic eggnog; or 414 calories and 38.7g fat over traditional alcoholic eggnog!


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Serves: 12 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins

Yield: 12 x 1 cup-servings

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About this Recipe Makeover

Traditional holiday eggnog is made with rich, high calorie, high fat ingredients. Although this traditional recipe is non-alcoholic, many recipes also call for 1+ cup of rum or brandy.

The Eggnog Wassail made-over recipe trades the whole milk and heavy cream for nonfat eggnog. Spicing it with apple cider, this eggnog blends fall and winter flavors together, making it a special nog for the holidays!

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  • 3 quarts (12 cups) nonfat eggnog
  • 1 1/2 quarts apple cider
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 cup whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg


Combine eggnog, cider and spices in a large pot. Heat on low, stirring occasionally. Remove cloves and pour into glasses.

Can be served warm or cold.


Can replace the nonfat eggnog with an equal amount of soy/rice "egg nog" (such as Silk Nog), or reduced-fat honey-sweetened eggnog, if desired.

Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Thanks to Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board -