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Eggnog: Love It or Leave It?

The season of eggnog comes but once a year, which you will probably think is a good thing once you learn the nutritional stats on this holiday beverage. One cup of eggnog contains about 350 calories along with 11 grams of saturated fat. The hearty drink does provide a hefty dose of protein, about nine grams.

Aside from being a calorie bomb, there are food safety issues with this form of holiday cheer. Although commercial varieties of eggnog are pasteurized, homemade versions are usually made with raw eggs, which presents the possibility of contamination from salmonella. The good news is that fortifying your eggnog with alcohol can decrease the risk of food poisoning

With all this in mind, I am curious how you feel about eggnog.

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PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
I love eggnog too. But I don't like it when people add spice and other things to the top of it. Just give me plain old eggnog and I'm good.
DivaDivine DivaDivine 7 years
I love the stuff. There's also the super yummy Puerto Rican version called coquito. Mmm. I've tried light and soy nogs but they're runny and not creamy at all. There's a recipe for a version made with skim/soy milk and vanilla pudding that I may try this season.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
My dads eggnog recipe is the same as my home made Baileys recipe, only his is beaten until frothy and has nutmeg sprinkled over the top. I love it so much, but any more than half a glass makes me sick. It's so rich! (A 750ml bottle will last me a year so I don't worry about the calories that much)
bellydancinmary bellydancinmary 7 years
Eggnog is too sweet for me. I'd rather use those extra calories to enjoy more holiday food or have an extra glass of some good wine.
nutrihuney nutrihuney 7 years
eggnog is one of my favorite holiday treats. i have only ever had homemade eggnog once but prefer the store bought kind. i have always been aware that it is a high fat treat so limit my serving to just about 4oz. yum!
Vanonymous Vanonymous 7 years
I haven't had real eggnog in years, but I'm thinking of bringing it to my family swap this year. It's just so good. I also recently bought Edy's eggnog ice cream. It's pretty good and it's considered a "low fat/low cal" ice cream. It's 140 cals for 1/2 cup. Not too bad for a treat.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 7 years
It's a once-a-year treat for me. I LOOOVE the stuff!!! :-)
amandaaa amandaaa 7 years
never had it
bethinabox bethinabox 7 years
I've never actually had eggnog.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I don't like eggnog, but I think it's a matter of never having a well-made one. I think if I tried a good, homemade one (like Bibelot's), I would like it.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
I love all things nog! I have a egg nog custard recipe I've been meaning to try.
Sinnamon-Jones Sinnamon-Jones 7 years
I LOVE LOVE LOVE eggnog, but I stay away from it for the most part. I love the egg nog milk shakes I used to get from Steak and Shake in the Midwest. I used to have one everyday, when I was in undergrad. Those days are OVAH though..
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I used to kind of like it as a kid, but as I got older, I sort of stopped liking it so much. It's too rich for coats my mouth and it's way, WAY too sweet. It's just not worth the calories to me. I'd rather have a cup of coffee with Bailey's Irish Cream for a holiday indulgence.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
Love the Nog. :) I drink it in moderation. Has anyone had the Egg Nog Shake at McDonalds? My fiance LOVES them, and I agree they're good but I can't seem to find the calorie count for them. I'm afraid to lol. I can only imagine what it could be.
bibelot bibelot 7 years
I LOVE eggnog - my family's recipe doesn't use raw eggs, though. It's based on a cooked custard which is then chilled, pureed perfectly smooth, seasoned with extra nutmeg, and thinned with cream (and rum). It's safe for everyone to drink, although neither calorie- nor alcohol-free, and it tastes delicious!
chillchic chillchic 7 years
Not too fond of the traditional taste but Silk makes a pretty good nog though. My mom and I drink it every year.
genipher85 genipher85 7 years
I love the stuff but don't really drink it anymore because it is so bad. (In a good way).
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
I like it. Kind of. But not enough to where I would actually go out and buy it.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 7 years
Grew up loving it - still love it. Love the richness of it and the spice especially the nutmeg. I crave the stuff starting around October but I usually hold off until mid December. But a few years ago I switched to the Silk Brand Soy Egg Nog and it's really good and rich. Even though I am still not drinking more than 6 to 8 oz of the stuff all year that Silk stuff hits the spot. A little eggnog goes along way.
magalaya magalaya 7 years
I LOVE eggnog, but I definitely agree that it's a very polarizing drink. It's usually too sweet for me so I cut it with some skim milk, I usually end up drinking more milk than eggnog but it's still yummy :)
tylergrl33 tylergrl33 7 years
Silk Soy Egg Nog is a healthier substitute & it tastes really good.
Mila_83 Mila_83 7 years
No love for eggnog for fact,I absolutely hate it
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
I used to love eggnog (sans alcohol thank you), but since I've given up dairy, I won't be having any this year.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Smacks, AWESOME idea! Me wantee! It's also great in coffee instead of milk or cream.
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