George's Rehabbed Eggnog

A Guilt-Free Holiday Drink

GMA Recipes
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Milk is substituted for cream in this low-fat, adults-only recipe.


  • 6 cups low-fat (1%) milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup brandy, bourbon or rum
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup light whipping cream
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • Cooking Directions

    Heat milk in a heavy saucepan over moderately low heat until it just simmers. Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, sugar, cornstarch and salt in a bowl. Carefully add the milk in a stream, whisking, and return mixture to the saucepan.

    Cook the mixture over moderately low heat, stirring, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 10 – 12 minutes. Remove from the heat and pour through a fine sieve into a bowl.

    Stir in the brandy, bourbon or rum and vanilla. Cover with plastic wrap, pressed directly on the surface of the eggnog, and chill 6 hours or overnight. Before serving, gently whisk in the whipping cream and garnish with grated nutmeg. Serves 12.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

    Calories: 152

    Saturated Fat: 2 g

    Sodium: 102 mg

    Dietary Fiber: 0 g

    Total Fat: 4 g

    Carbs: 20 g

    Cholesterol: 50 mg

    Protein: 6 g

    Calories from Fat: 36 cal

    Trans Fatty Acid: 0 g

    Total Sugars: 18 g

    Recipe courtesy Danny Boome.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: milk, sugar, eggs, cream, vanilla

    Course: Drinks

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