Beverages: Dairy-Based Drinks: 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!

Author: Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board -
Date: January 03, 2013

Serves: 12 person(s)
Yield: 12 x 1 cup-servings

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins


    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!
  Recipe Makeover

    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

  Traditional Recipe

    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.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:171 cals521 cals
Kilojoules:716 kJ2,181 kJ
Fat0.3 g39.0 g
Carbohydrates32.0 g37.7 g
Protein8.0 g9.0 g
Cholesterol4.5 mg325.0 mg
Sodium210 mg129 mg
Saturated Fat0.0 g19.0 g
Fiber0.1 g0.0 g
Calcium301.0 mg119.0 mg
Total Sugars25.0 g38.3 g

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