I made this Reindeer Eggnog recipe as a sponsored post for the Socialstars #donthesitaste campaign. Opinions are my own.
Although most of my parties don’t involve children anymore, holiday get-togethers are an exception. I have lots of little nieces and nephews, so I like to make sure I have a few things just for them.
One of our favorites is this Reindeer Eggnog. It’s a homemade version of the classic holiday drink, but it can be made two ways – Vixen-style (spiked for adults only) and Rudolph-style (non-alcoholic) for anyone.
I’ve never been one to “drink” my calories. I prefer to “crunch” them, so using Sweet ‘n Low in place of sugar to cut calories is where it’s at. Plus, it’s diabetic friendly, so I know all my guests and their children will be able to enjoy my holiday sips.
There aren’t a whole lot of ingredients in Reindeer Eggnog, so it’s fairly easy to make. I cook eggs, spices and half and half over the stove until it reaches a safe temperature, and then I add some milk and Sweet ‘N Low sweetener before chilling it completely in the fridge.
Reindeer Eggnog - 2 Ways!
- 5 eggs
- 3 cups half and half
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup whole milk
- 14 packets Sweet 'N Low
- Optional Fireball Whiskey or Spiced Rum for spiking
Combine eggs, half and half, pumpkin pie spice and nutmeg in blender. Blend well.
Pour into saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring frequently, until mixture reaches 160 degrees. (About 15 minutes) Remove from heat.
Whisk in vanilla and milk. Add Sweet 'N Low sweetener to taste.
Chill completely in fridge.
If spiking for adults, add whiskey or rum before serving.
If you want to serve the Reindeer Eggnog Vixen-style, it tastes incredible with fireball whiskey or spiced rum. I can’t decide which one I like best.
When it comes to the little ones, serve it Rudolph-style, and they’ll get a huge kick out of it! Stick a maraschino cherry “Rudolph nose” on the edge of the glass and pop two cinnamon stick antlers inside the glass. Kids will love it!
Check out SweetnLow.com/recipes for more “sweet” ideas!