One cup of eggnog will provide you with almost 350 calories, of which 167 are from fat. Also included will be 34 grams of carbs and 19 grams of fats. But it has no sugar! So drink up!
To reduce the risks associated with ingesting raw eggs (as traditional eggnog is made), be sure to purchase fresh eggs only, and clean the outer shell thoroughly. And if you're pregnant, you should pass on eggnog altogether, just in case.
The word eggnog comes from an old English word meaning a small, carved wooden mug used to serve alcohol. Eggnog comes in both al-coholic and non-alcoholic versions, both being popular during the holidays.
Alcoholic eggnog varies from country to country. In America, it is usually made with bourbon, while in Europe it is made with white wine.
Eggnog became popular in the US in the early 18th century when it made its way across the Atlantic. There is no accurate information on the origin of the drink itself.
Sales for eggnog taper off dra-matically after the New Year, suggesting that it is a holiday-based beverage, and not one that would have year-round appeal.