'Tis the season for eggnog ... but is that stuff you can buy in the store actually gluten-free?
Yes, in fact, it turns out that most of it is safe for us to enjoy. I just contacted customer service for around a dozen different brands of eggnog, and every one of them was either considered gluten-free (less than 20 parts per million of gluten) or "no gluten ingredients" (but not necessarily free of gluten cross-contamination).
Here's the list, complete with all the details I compiled from my eggnog research:
Most have dairy, of course (cream being a major ingredient in eggnog), but a couple of the "nogs" are soy-based, non-dairy and vegan. All in all, I was pleased to find how generally safe this holiday treat actually is for those of us who follow the gluten-free diet.
Still, if you want to try making your own eggnog, I've included several recipes. I'm planning on trying one of these myself this weekend. Enjoy!
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