Enjoy this recipe for Low-fat Eggnog this festive season
1 cup sugar
4 egg whites
1/3 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
4 cups skim milk
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 cup brandy or rum
Combine sugar, egg whites, water and cream of tartar in a large non-aluminum metal bowl: whisk to blend.
Set bowl over a pan of simmering water, taking care the the bowl does not touch the water.
Beat with an electric mixer on medium about 10 minutes, until mixture registers 140F/60C on a candy thermometer and is very thick and fluffy.
Continue to beat 3 or more minutes: remove from heat and beat until mixture has cooled slightly.
Pour milk and vanilla into another large bowl.
Add egg white mixture and brandy or rum; combine gently with a whisk.
Serve well chilled and dusted with nutmeg.