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Lighter Eggnog

By Deen Brothers


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 (1 oz) packages instant sugar-free vanilla pudding
  • 6 cups (1%) low fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons or 1 teaspoon rum extract light rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated, plus more for serving nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat half and half


Whisk together the whole milk and instant pudding in a large bowl until blended and smooth. Gradually whisk in the low-fat milk, rum or rum extract, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 8 hours or overnight.

Just before serving, stir in the half-and-half until blended. Ladle into cups and sprinkle with more nutmeg if desired.