This keto eggnog has the right hint of sweetness and booze, and it’s the perfect sugar-free holiday drink. My low carb eggnog recipe is luxuriously creamy, and you can make an alcohol-free version to enjoy with the whole family.
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.
Made without sugar. this keto eggnog recipe is ultra rich and creamy, and tastes just like the real thing. It’s one of my favorite holiday cocktails, and it’s hard to believe it’s actually low carb.
It pairs well with my keto orange chocolate cake, gingerbread loaf, or my keto gingerbread cupcakes for a super festive and easy keto treat.
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 gained 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 eggs.
Is Eggnog Keto?
Traditional eggnog is not keto-friendly because just one cup of eggnog has over 46 grams of carbs, mostly coming from sugar or corn syrup.
When it comes to a keto diet, alcohol is not the best option to consume, but you can drink alcohol on special occasions.
That’s why I created this low carb eggnog recipe that’s completely sugar-free and gluten-free to enjoy freely on holidays.
Keto Eggnog Ingredients
To start preparing this unique custard-based drink that’s delicious served both warm or chilled, you’ll need just 5 main ingredients and a few classic spices.
Using my recipe, you will make low-carb eggnog enough for at least 4 guests. The low carb ingredients you will need:
- Almond milk – use any unsweetened nut milk you like.
- Heavy cream – coconut cream is delicious if you want to make a dairy-free keto eggnog.
- Egg yolks – to temper the yolks, slowly add them to the milk to not scramble the eggs.
- Sweetener – my favorite sweetener lately is Allulose because it has zero aftertaste, but erythritol and xylitol are both amazing choices.
- Grated nutmeg – for extra flavor.
- Vanilla extract
- Brandy, bourbon, or dark rum, to taste
5 Different Ways to Make Keto Eggnog
Instant Keto Eggnog
Add all the ingredients to 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.
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.
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.
Child Friendly Keto 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.
Chocolate Keto Eggnog
You will love keto Eggnog with a twist.
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.
Tips for Making The Best Keto Eggnog
- Make sure to temper egg yolks properly to prevent the eggs from scrambling.
- Use an instant thermometer to check the temperature to make sure this drink it’s safe to drink (reaches 160 degrees F).
- Serve topped with sugar-free whipped cream or sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.
How To Store Keto Eggnog
You can make keto friendly eggnog a few days in advance and store it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days without the liqueur and for up to 2 weeks if you add alcohol.
To store in the freezer, pour the eggnog drink into a freezer-safe container and freeze it for up to 6 months.
More Keto Holiday Desserts
- The Best Keto Snickerdoodle Cookies – 2g Net Carbs
- Foolproof Keto Sugar Cookies – 1g net carbs each
- Double Chocolate Keto Hazelnut Cookies
- Keto Gingerbread Cookies
- Keto Thumbprint Cookies
- Keto Crinkle Cookies
Homemade Low Carb Keto Eggnog
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
- 1 cup heavy cream or canned coconut milk
- 4 large egg yolks
- ½ cup sweetener
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup brandy, bourbon or dark rum, to taste
- In a medium bowl add the egg yolks and sweetener. Whisk until completely dissolved.
- Place a medium saucepan over medium heat, and add the almond, heavy cream, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil and stir occasionally.
- Remove from the heat, and slowly incorporate the eggs into the hot milk. Whisk constantly to avoid the egg curdle. Return the mixture bake into the saucepan and whisk constantly until slightly tick and creamy.
- Stir in the vanilla extract and the alcohol of your choice.
- Pour the sugar-free eggnog into a glass container and refrigerate the mixture for at least 4 hours.
- Serve cold topped with whipped cream and garnish with nutmeg and cinnamon.
You can also add rum extract instead, to make it alcohol-free and kid-friendly.
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.
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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.
I updated the recipe and you can find all the instructions there. Thank you for noticing,
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.