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12-11-2007, 12:36 PM
My recent post in the thread on dairy vs. soy, about how I found that soymilk-based nog is so much less calorific than real or imitation dairy-based eggnog, got me to thinking: How come you can get eggnog-flavored Ensure @ any time of the year but you can only get eggnog during the Xmas season (and I think I saw some once in a grocery store around Easter)?

Hey, I see I just went past 200 posts! Yea me

Shy Moment
12-11-2007, 12:39 PM
That is an interesting question. I make my egg nog home made. There are a couple of brands I have tried that I like but home made is best :)

12-11-2007, 12:48 PM
Just got this eggnog alternative recipe from Hungry Girl today: :xcheer:

5 cups 8th Continent Light Vanilla Soymilk (or another light vanilla soymilk**)
1 small (4-serving) package Je ll-O Sugar Free Fat Free Instant Pudding mix, Vanilla
6 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Splenda)
1 tsp. rum extract or imitation rum extract
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend on high until mixed thoroughly. Refrigerate for a few hours to allow it to thicken. Makes five 1-cup servings!

HG Alternative! For some "over 21" eggnog, add 5 ounces of rum to the recipe. With 153 calories and a POINTSŪ value of 3* per serving, that's WAY better than an ordinary eggnog cocktail!

Serving Size: 1 cup (1/5th of recipe)
Calories: 88
Fat: 2g
Sodium: 350mg
Carbs: 11g
Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 5g
Protein: 6g

POINTSŪ value 2*

Shy Moment
12-11-2007, 01:35 PM
Yes that is much lower than what I make. Mine has 5 grams of fat and 40 carbs per cup. But has milk and sugar in it too.

12-11-2007, 02:01 PM
I ask questions like that all the time. Why eggnog only at one certain time of year? It doesn't make any sense. It must fall under that stupid reason of: "But we've always done it this way."
I think we should make a new "rule." July 16 is Official Eggnog day.

Shy Moment
12-11-2007, 02:48 PM
Oh I agree. There should be a mountain dew day too. Don't forget the dew

12-11-2007, 02:52 PM
The Ensure may be available all year because it is canned and not perishable like milk products are.

I like eggnog. However, I want about a half cup and I'm done. :lol:

Shy Moment
12-11-2007, 03:15 PM
I want about 1/2 a gallon at a time lol.

12-11-2007, 03:57 PM
I don't think eggnog should be had at any time of the year, the thought of raw eggs grosses me out.

I would drink the soynog though but I tried their Pumpkin spice soy drink... oh it is soo good... pumpkin should be a year round thing.

12-11-2007, 04:11 PM
:barf: pumpkin :barf:

12-11-2007, 04:29 PM
I love eggnog! Soy or otherwise (some recipes do cook the eggs.) I've decided this year to limit myself to one glass on Christmas, because it just doesn't taste right without a shot of bourbon and a generous grating of nutmeg. YUM!

12-11-2007, 05:02 PM
:barf: pumpkin :barf:

I beg to differ, that sounds yummy. nelie, is that a Silk product? I'll have to check it out next time I go to the store

12-11-2007, 05:44 PM
Yeah! Silk Pumpkin Spice... nummilicious. I've also heard they have Silk Peppermint Chocolate... I haven't tried it or seen it though.

12-11-2007, 06:08 PM
Pumpkin spice soy drink year round sounds good too!

-Tradition rebel mouse

12-12-2007, 11:41 AM
I don't think eggnog should be had at any time of the year, the thought of raw eggs grosses me out

OMG that's right, I forgot about the SURGEON GENERAL's WARNING: RAW EGG IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH [screeching Psycho strings] YEEK YEEK YEEK [/screeching Psycho strings] ::hunts in vain for a skull-and-xbones smiley:: !!! Course I don't drink the real full-cholesterol eggnog anyway, and I suppose commercial brands are made with pasteurized eggstuff

12-12-2007, 12:06 PM
It just grosses me out. I could never eat eggs that were even slightly running. I would like my hard boiled eggs that had a dark skin inside too...

12-12-2007, 07:03 PM
I don't like eggnog much, though I like the homemade version better than the thick commercial stuff (which my DH will guzzle gladly). What I do like, and is not too awful calorically speaking, is an eggnog latte. Instead of using straight eggnog, I have them cut it about 50/50 or even 60/40 with skim milk. You get the nice nutmeg taste and little creamier latte, at way less the calories of straight eggnog. But still, I limit myself to only a few during the holiday season. :)

12-12-2007, 07:21 PM
Egg nog is sold year 'round where there's a demand for it. In Australia, for example. I know until about 15 years ago, my father often bought egg nog "off-season." It was harder to find, and I think it was produced by a small local dairy (central Illinois) and only sold it in a few grocery stores. My dad worked as a delivery man for Butternut Bread, and it was sold all year in one of the grocery stores he delevered to. After he was transferred to another area, he couldn't find it any more (and wasn't desperate enough for it to drive an hour to get it).

I think there's a canned egg nog that's more easily available all year. It's usually sold in the baking section.

12-22-2007, 04:14 PM
bump 12/22: I saw some canned eggnog today in my neighborhood supermarket (I think it was Borden's brand, it was in the section of UK imports)

12-26-2007, 07:39 PM
Went to a friend's house the day before Christmas eve for their Christmas party. I was proud of myself for not pigging out.

But I did have 3 cups of homemade eggnog (they dumped 1 whole mickey of brandy and scotch Whisky in the bowl) WHOOOO that's the way to drink eggnog (a proper eggnog glass holds 1/2 cup of the drink).