Homemade Healthier Eggnog

Let the Heavenly Homemakers Second Annual Christmas Brunch begin! (I wish we really were sitting around my fireplace chatting and “brunching” together.)

First up in the brunch line-up, a traditional holiday beverage made just a little healthier. I think eggnog is incredibly tasty, but just way too sugary. I played around with recipes this year and found a healthier variety that is sweet, but not too sweet. Feel free to add or take away from the maple syrup amount to make this to your liking.

Homemade Healthier Eggnog

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6 eggs
4 cups milk, divided
3/4 cup real maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

In a large saucepan, whisk together eggs, 2 cups of milk, maple syrup, and sea salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture reaches 160°. Remove from heat. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and the remaining two cups of milk. Mix well. Pour mixture into a jar, cover, and refrigerate overnight or until chilled.

Whip 3/4 cup cream until it is thick, but not yet “whipped cream”. Stir the thickened cream into the eggnog mixture. Serve in glasses. Top with additional whipped cream and sprinkles of nutmeg if desired.

Are you an Eggnog lover?