Among all of the “once a year” foods that show during the holidays, festive drinks are a thing too. One of those drinks is eggnog. It’s been around since colonial times (George Washington had a recipe) but today you can buy it premade in a carton. So what’s in eggnog? Here’s what’s in traditional eggnog or what you’ll need if making it yourself:
Store-bought eggnog usually swaps the sugar for corn syrup and reduces the amount of egg yolks due to government regulations. There are also additional stabilizers like guar gum and carrageenan added. As you could probably guess, either kind of eggnog is high in calories and fat. A typical 1-cup serving with no alcohol has 343 calories and 19g fat (11g saturated) as well as 50% of your daily value of cholesterol, so enjoy in moderation.