The best homemade Low Carb & Keto Eggnog | Velvety & Smooth

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The holiday spirit hit me so hard this year. How do you describe the Christmas feeling? Holiday music, drinking a Keto Eggnog, and comfy fluffy pajamas are all I want these days.

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There is something magical in the air that makes me cherish all the people and good things that happened the last year.

The month of December is about reflection on our blessings and finding ways to bring happiness for those around us.

There are just a few days until that wonderful time, and I already hang strings of Christmas lights everywhere. I love decorating the Christmas tree, making DIY decorations and finding gifts for the loved ones.

I grew up drinking thick, creamy and so fluffy eggnog. It was surely a version that had no alcohol but so delicious.

What is Eggnog?

Eggnog is usually made with whole milk, cream, whipped egg whites, egg yolks, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The adult version can contain some alcohol like brandy, rum or bourbon.

Traditionally consumed around Christmas time in the United States and Canada, eggnog has gain popularity among Australia’s people too.

I love eggnog, but I have friends that hate it. It seems that there’s no middle ground on eggnog. You either like it or hate it.

I was surprised to find out, the eggnog we buy in a carton from the stores does not contain fresh egg.


To start preparing this unique drink, we will need to switch some of the ingredients in the original recipe to make it low carb.

ingredients for keto eggnong

Using my recipe you will make low-carb eggnog enough for at least 4 guests. The low carb ingredients you will need:

  • 2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 large yolks
  • 1/2 cup Erythritol
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg – for extra flavor.
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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You can choose from Rum, Dark Rum, Brandy. Dark liquor has zero carbs.

Five different ways to make keto eggnog

  1. Instant Keto Eggnog

Add all the ingredients in a blender. Pulse for 20-30 seconds, and it’s ready to serve. It is definitely not as frothy and creamy as the classic recipe but is mess-free. Let it sit in the fridge for 1 hour and feel the holiday’s vibe.

2. Cooked Classic Eggnog Keto Recipe

This is my favorite method of making eggnog because it’s creamy and the risk of foodborne illness is reduced.

Eating raw eggs can increase the risk of Salmonella. If you decide to use raw eggs, make sure you get the pasteurized eggs from the store. You can pasteurize eggs at home, but the process is pretty time consuming, I don’t want to bore you with it.

3. Egg Whites Classic Eggnog recipe

Follow the recipe steps described below to make the cooked version of eggnog.

  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg whites to soft peaks. 
  • Gradually whisk the egg whites into the chilled mixture.
  • I am not a big fan of this recipe because to me it tastes like undone ice-cream.

4. Child-Friendly Eggnog

For an alcohol-free low carb eggnog recipe, just remove the booze and replace it with rum extract and add low carb milk instead.

5. Chocolate Keto Eggnog

You will love keto Eggnog with a twist.

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Just mix 1/2 bar melted super dark keto-friendly dark chocolate into the liquids and then, add two tablespoons of high-quality cocoa powder to the egg yolks. Then just follow the steps as shown below.

Velvety and Smooth eggnog

The best homemade Low Carb & Keto Eggnog | Velvety & Smooth

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Prep time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Yelds 4


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  • In a bowl add the egg yolks and mix until they have a lighter color.
    keto serving low carb eggnog
  • Gradually add the sweetener and continue to whisk until completely dissolved.
    add the sweetener eggs low carb eggnog
  • In a medium saucepan, over high heat, combine the almond, heavy cream, nutmeg, cinnamon. Bring to a boil and stir occasionally.
    keto spices eggnog
  • Remove it from the heat, and slowly incorporate the eggs into the hot spicy milk. Whisk constantly to avoid the egg curdle.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract and the alcohol of your choice (dark rum).
  • Pour into a medium mixing bowl. Allow getting to room temperature, then transfer to the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. a
    creamy keto eggnog


If you want a keto dairy free eggnog option you can use sugar-free coconut cream instead of heavy cream.
You can also add rum extract instead, to make it alcohol-free and kid-friendly.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Total Carbs
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How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas drink, eggnog
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The best homemade Low Carb & Keto Eggnog | Velvety & Smooth


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  1. When do you add the egg? There is mention of adding all engredients except egg yolk or egg whites. Or do you add both. Thanks so much! Can’t wait to try it.

  2. 5 stars
    Hi,I am going to copy down your keto homemade eggnog recipe to make it at home.I am ok with the ingredients to make your eggnog but I was wondering if I can use the pasturized egg yokes in the carton to put in your eggnog recipe and then add the rest of the ingredients to the eggnog.In order to make your eggnog at home I have to go buy three or four ingredients and then I will make it and let you know how much I enjoy and like making your eggnog ok.

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