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Keto Eggnog

This homemade Keto Eggnog Recipe is rich and creamy, with the perfect amount of spice. Heavy cream, mixed with almond milk, egg yolks, vanilla and nutmeg. Add bourbon, rum, or brandy for an indulgent, spiked keto Christmas cocktail. (low carb, gluten free, sugar free, keto) Only 2 net carbs!

Two stemless wine glasses full of homemade eggnog, garnished with nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

Ingredients in Keto Eggnog

Two stemless wine glasses full of homemade eggnog, garnished with nutmeg, a cinnamon stick and a gingerbread man hanging off the side.

Ingredients Notes and Substitutions

  • Egg yolks: Egg yolks are the star of the show when it comes to homemade sugar-free eggnog. If you are concerned with using raw eggs, you can always buy pasteurized eggs.

  • Sweetener: For this keto eggnog recipe, I like to use Lakanto golden monkfruit. It is a low carb version of sugar in the raw. It is made with monk fruit and erythritol. I like to use this sweetener because it does not leave any weird aftertaste. But you can use any sweetener you prefer.

  • Heavy cream: You can use heavy cream or heavy whipping cream. If the brand you buy is too thick, add a little extra almond milk or coconut milk to thin it out. (Try this Orange Creamsicle Mimosa Recipe)

  • Dairy free milk: Since traditional eggnog calls for milk, I use almond milk for a low carb option that will give the right consistency. (Try this Homemade Almond Coconut Milk)

  • Vanilla extract: I recommend using pure vanilla extract, as opposed to imitation vanilla extract. It’s worth it to splurge for real deal.

  • Alcohol: If you want to make this a boozy eggnog, add bourbon, brandy, or dark rum.

How to Make Low Carb Eggnog

Two stemless wine glasses full of homemade eggnog, garnished with nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sweetener until well combined and creamy. 

STEP 2: Heat the heavy whipping cream, almond milk, nutmeg and salt in a saucepan over medium-heat. Whisking frequently, bring to a gentle simmer. 

STEP 3: Remove the pan from the heat and very slowly temper the cream mixture into the egg mixture. (See notes below about how to temper eggs).

STEP 4: Pour the combined mixture back into the sauce pan and heat it over low heat, whisking frequently, until it reaches 160°F. 

STEP 5: Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and alcohol, if using. Strain the eggnog through a fine mesh sieve and into a large jar with a lid. Chill overnight. 

STEP 6: Top with fresh whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg, cinnamon, or pumpkin spice, before serving.

Two stemless wine glasses full of homemade low carb eggnog, garnished with nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

How to Make Keto Whipped Cream

It’s actually easier than you might think. Combine heavy cream, sweetener (to taste) and a splash of vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl and using an electric hand mixer, beat until thick and creamy.

Two stemless wine glasses full of homemade eggnog, garnished with nutmeg, a cinnamon stick and a gingerbread man hanging off the side.

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Storage: Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

  • Make it dairy free: To make this a dairy free keto eggnog recipe, substitute the heavy cream with full fat coconut milk.

  • Add alcohol: For a spiked eggnog, add a little bourbon, brandy or rum. For a rum flavor, but in a non-alcoholic version, you can add a couple teaspoons of rum extract.

  • Make an eggnog latte: Steam the eggnog and mix it with a couple of shots of espresso for a delicious keto eggnog latte.

  • Add the egg whites: Traditionally, the egg whites are also used in eggnog. If you want to include the egg white, whip them with a hand mixer until they have soft peaks. Then, gently fold the mixture into the egg nog right before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of alcohol is in eggnog?

Traditionally, eggnog is made with bourbon, brandy, or rum.

How to make dairy free eggnog?

To make a dairy free eggnog, simply swap the heavy cream or milk for full fat coconut milk.

What do you temper eggs?

To temper eggs, you whisk the hot liquid into the the egg mixture a little at a time, while whisking constantly. You want to slowly increase the temperature of the eggs to avoid them scrambling.

More Low Carb Drink Recipes

  • Keto Eggnog
  • Mixed Berry Cheesecake Smoothie – low carb
  • Kombucha Sangria – low carb
  • Pumpkin Spice Hot Buttered Rum – low carb, sugar free

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Two stemless wine glasses full of homemade low carb eggnog, garnished with nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

Keto Eggnog



  • Author:
    Kyndra Holley

  • Total Time:
    15 minutes

  • Yield:
    6 servings

  • Diet:
    Gluten Free


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This homemade Keto Eggnog Recipe is rich and creamy, with the perfect amount of spice. Heavy cream, mixed with almond milk, egg yolks, vanilla and nutmeg. Add bourbon, rum, or brandy for an indulgent, spiked keto Christmas cocktail. (low carb, gluten free, sugar free, keto) Only 2 net carbs!


Ingredients


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  • 6 large egg yolks
  • ½ cup golden monk fruit (I use this brand) code peace for 20% off
  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream
  • 1 ¾ cups unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • (rum, brandy, or bourbon), optional – see note above
  • fresh whipped cream, for serving
  • cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin spice, for serving


Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sweetener until well combined and creamy. 
  2. Heat the heavy cream, almond milk, nutmeg and salt in a sauce pan over medium-heat. Whisking frequently, bring to a gentle simmer. 
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and very slowly temper the cream mixture into the egg and sugar mixture. (See notes above about how to temper egg).
  4. Pour the combined mixture back into the sauce pan and heat it over low heat, whisking frequently, until it reaches 160°F. 
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and alcohol, if using. 
  6. Strain the eggnog through a fine mesh sieve and into a large jar with a lid. Chill overnight. 
  7. Top with fresh whipped cream and cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin spice, before serving.

Notes

  • Storage: Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
  • Make it dairy free: To make this a dairy free keto eggnog recipe, substitute the heavy cream with full fat coconut milk. 
  • Add alcohol: For a spiked eggnog, add a little bourbon, brandy or rum. For a rum flavor, but in a non-alcoholic version, you can add a couple teaspoons of rum extract. 
  • Make an eggnog latte: Steam the eggnog and mix it with a couple of shots of espresso for a delicious keto eggnog latte.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Drink Recipes
  • Method: Simmer

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: ¾ cup
  • Calories: 322
  • Fat: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.5g
  • Fiber: .5g
  • Protein: 5g

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