Egg Nog Milkshake

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If you’re anything like me, egg nog is one of my favorite holiday flavors! It might be because I had egg nog every year for Christmas Eve at our family gathering growing up. It’s the perfect beverage to cozy-up with while watching Christmas movies. I created an egg nog version of my rich-creamy protein shakes to cure my desire for this not-so healthy beverage! Not only does it cure my cravings for egg nog, but it’s full power of protein, so it works great as a snack and/or meal replacement! If you love egg nog, I can guarantee you will LOVE (maybe even be obsessed with) this creamy dreamy egg nog shake!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 5-10 minutes.


Place all of the ingredients in the blender (starting with the cottage cheese for easy blending), and blend until smooth and creamy!


1/2 cupLow fat cottage cheese
1Scoops plain or vanilla protein powder (100 calorie)
1 tspRum extract 1
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or a mix of cinnamon and nutmeg)
1-2Sweetener of choice OR stevia to taste
1/2 cup Water
8-16Ice cubes (more or less depending on desired thickness)

1 Rum extract is what gives this shake an egg nog flavor, it is found next to the vanilla extract.

Katie's Tip!

I use 1/2 tsp Xanthan gum in all my protein shakes to increase thickness/ creaminess. You can get this from most grocery stores, and it is usually found in the baking, health foods, or gluten free section. Just a pinch of it makes your shake very thick and creamy!

Nutrition Breakdown

1 Serving
180 Calories
1.5 g Fat
4 g Carbohydrate
3 g Sugar
39 g Protein
5 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Elyse said:

Thanks for posting this, Katie! I litteraly was just at Busch’s in Ann Arbor looking at egg nog and wanted to get some, but looked at the calories and fat and decieded to walk away.. NOW I CAN HAVE MY CAKE AND EAT IT TOO! :)

December 20th, 2010 — 4:28pm  |  Reply

Wendy said:

This looks awesome Katie! Its right up there with the Peppermint one:) Have a wonderful holiday!

December 20th, 2010 — 9:06pm  |  Reply

Wendy said:

I made this twice this week and shared it on FB! It rocks:)) I also used some Davinci SF Egg Nog Syrup- WOW!

December 23rd, 2010 — 7:22am  |  Reply

Hannah (mindrunningwild) said:

this looks like heaven. oh my lord.

March 17th, 2011 — 5:51pm  |  Reply

Cheryl said:

UMMM Yes this is delcious

March 19th, 2011 — 8:49am  |  Reply

Ana Maria said:

this shake is to die for! i love eggnog and in a shake it is so good!

March 19th, 2011 — 3:24pm  |  Reply

Meg said:

Just made this shake for brunch. OMG it’s amazing!! I could totally eat this as a dessert too! Thanks!

November 26th, 2011 — 9:28am  |  Reply

Crystal said:

Hello! I don’t usually comment on posts, but I when I made this shake for breakfast just now I nearly cried. I have a sugar addiction that I am fighting and with the sweetener alternatives in this I’m allowed to have it. So I made it this morning and it is delicious! Thank you for having so many healthy and delicious food choices on your site. I visit it regularly. :)

April 20th, 2012 — 7:56am  |  Reply

Sashanna Caldwell said:

So perfect for the beginning of Fall when I am starting to crave all those classically unhealthy, but totally delicious, holiday items. This tasted so much like eggnog! Drank it for breakfast and my husband is looking forward to his turn in the next few days. :) Awesome as always, Katie!

October 1st, 2012 — 10:28am  |  Reply

Pam Moore said:

my hubby Dan loves eggnog, can’t wait to make this for him! Thanks Katie :)

November 1st, 2012 — 5:09pm  |  Reply

Jonesha said:

Would apple pie work instead of pumpkin pie spice?

June 6th, 2014 — 8:46am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:


June 6th, 2014 — 9:57am  | 

Sherri said:

The recipe looks great, but can you clarify for me the type of cottage cheese you use in the recipe – fat free, 1%, 2%, whole milk. Thanks. Looking forward to trying. :)

November 15th, 2014 — 8:09am  |  Reply

Diane @ Life of Di. said:

This looks great! I cannot wait to try after my workout today :)

December 19th, 2014 — 10:39am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

and if you dont want to make a shake..but more of a traditionally try a bit of vanilla soy milk and a tsp of rum extract…and some cinnamon/nutmeg/sweetener and it will be a light ‘egg nog’ drink! :)

December 20th, 2010 — 8:45pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Thanks Wendy~ You too!!!

December 21st, 2010 — 8:16am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

:) so glad you enjoyed meg!

November 26th, 2011 — 10:03am  |  Reply

Jonesha said:

I’m not a fan of soy milk. What about almond or skim milk?

June 13th, 2014 — 2:19pm  |  Reply

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