“The American travellers, before they pursued their journey, took a hearty draught each, according to custom, of egg-nog, a mixture composed of new milk, eggs, rum, and sugar, beat up together;…”
Travels Through the States of North America and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, during the years 1795, 1796, and 1797, by Isaac Weld, Jr.
A holiday staple, traditional home-made eggnog is a rich, warming and calorie-laden beverage. For an equally flavourful drink without the guilt, try this alternative.
Healthy Holiday Nog
Place in a blender or food processor: Four bananas, 1-1/2 cups skim milk or almond milk, 1-1/2 cups plain nonfat yogurt, 1/4 teaspoon rum extract. Puree until smooth. Top with dusting of nutmeg.