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How many calories are in eggnog alcoholic?

How many calories are in eggnog alcoholic?

Using a traditional eggnog recipe spiked with bourbon or rum, Keating calculates that a half-cup serving contains 265 calories, 17 grams of fat, and 18 grams of sugars.

Why is eggnog so high in calories?

“Eggnog is high in calories and saturated fat because of the whole milk and heavy cream. It’s also loaded with sugar,” says Christy Brissette, R.D., president of 80 Twenty Nutrition. Of course, toss in a shot of rum, and you’re adding another 64 calories for a total of about 176 calories per serving.

Why is eggnog so bad for you?

Traditional eggnog includes raw eggs, which may be contaminated with Salmonella — a common cause of foodborne illness. To be safe, warm up your homemade eggnog before drinking, use pasteurized eggs, or opt for vegan alternatives.

How many calories are in a small glass of eggnog?

According to an 8 ounce glass of eggnog has about 360 calories in it. One serving of eggnog has 5 grams of protein, 9 grams of fat and 23 grams of sugar.

Why is it called egg nog?

While culinary historians debate its exact lineage, most agree eggnog originated from the early medieval Britain “posset,” a hot, milky, ale-like drink. Some say “nog” comes from “noggin,” meaning a wooden cup, or “grog,” a strong beer. By the late 18th century, the combined term “eggnog” stuck.

Why is eggnog only sold at Christmas?

The first reason is that eggnog is often served hot and the best time to drink hot beverages is during the winter. In both the U.S. and Britain, at the time, hot drinks were mostly served during cold months, and as a primarily hot drink, it just made sense to keep eggnog during those colder months.

Does egg nog make you gain weight?

The calories, for one thing — eggnog is the most calorie-laden beverage you’ll drink all year. Figure from 330 calories to 440 calories in a single 8-ounce glass — without whipped cream or ice cream on top, or anything else you might add. That’s more than many “weight gain” drinks.

Is eggnog a healthy drink?

Eggnog has always been a fatty drink suspect. It’s too thick and delicious to be healthy. Just one cup of store-bought eggnog has 350 calories and 149 mg of cholesterol. That’s as much cholesterol as in two double cheeseburgers, two fries, and two soft drinks.

Does egg nog have raw eggs?

The eggs aren’t cooked, are they? Actually, they are. “If you’re buying eggnog at the store, the beverage has likely been pasteurized,” says Ben Chapman, a food safety expert and researcher at NC State.

Why is eggnog not sold year round?

Why don’t dairy manufacturers make eggnog all year long? It doesn’t sell. Demand for eggnog follows traditional consumption patterns that date back hundreds of years. The drink was a wintertime favorite of the British aristocracy, who took it warm, mixed with brandy or sherry to prevent spoilage.

When does eggnog stop being sold?

Eggnog demand in the United States picks up in late October and falls off around late December. According to an article in Slate, Dean Foods produces one-third of the 130 million pounds of eggnog sold every year.

Are you supposed to dilute egg nog?

Dilute the usual eggnog 1:1 with milk. Diluting the traditional eggnog with whole milk gives you about 140 calories in 4 ounces, and using skim milk cuts it to 120 calories for the same size serving. They still have plenty of sugar, but half the calories, about a third of the fat and still taste fine.