This creamy Keto eggnog is simmered on the stove, which means no raw eggs! You can make it with or without alcohol for your perfect festive beverage.
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Are there any holiday beverages more festive than eggnog?
Okay, maybe hot cocoa (especially if it includes a little bourbon like this spiked hot chocolate). But you can drink hot cocoa all year round. Eggnog, on the other hand, is a true holiday indulgence.
And this creamy Keto eggnog is the perfect low carb recipe to make right at home! It’s so easy to prep, there’s no sugar added, and you can make it with or without alcohol.
So whether you’re in the middle of the holiday season or you’re celebrating Christmas in July, you have to try this delicious low carb eggnog recipe. It’s guaranteed to add a little holiday cheer to your day!
Is Regular Eggnog Okay For Keto?
Unfortunately, it’s hard to find any store-bought brands of eggnog that are Keto-friendly.
Traditional eggnog is made with milk, cream, eggs, and plenty of sugar. In fact, a 1 cup serving can have around 20 grams of carbs and 20 grams of sugar!
And low-fat eggnog is even worse. As you probably know, low-fat products usually mean added sugar. 1 cup of low-fat eggnog from Horizon, for example, has a whopping 46 grams of carbohydrates and 44 grams of sugar, 30 of which are considered “added sugars!”
So how can we make a Keto-friendly eggnog to enjoy this holiday season? It’s actually pretty easy.
The secret is to use a low-carb sweetener instead of sugar and almond milk instead of dairy milk. It’s that simple! And thanks to these ingredient swaps, 1 serving of Keto eggnog is only 3 net carbs.
That’s why I recommend skipping the store-bought stuff and brewing up a delicious batch right at home.
Does This Eggnog Recipe Use Raw Eggs?
If the thought of drinking raw eggs freaks you out, then rest easy, my friend. We’ll actually cook this eggnog right on the stove!
The trick is to temper the eggs so they don’t solidify. Nobody wants scrambled eggs in their eggnog.
If you haven’t tempered eggs before, it’s very easy. You’ll beat the eggs in a bowl, simmer the other ingredients on the stove, then add a little of the heated mixture to the beaten eggs while stirring.
Once the milk and cream mixture is combined into the egg yolk mixture, you’re safe to add it all back to the pot on the stove and simmer.
This will allow you to heat the eggnog mixture safely!
Is There Alcohol In Keto Eggnog?
There can be if you want there to be!
Personally, I like to add about ⅔ of a cup of rum to my eggnog. That comes out to roughly 5.3 ounces of rum total, so when you divide this recipe into 6 servings, it’s a little less than a shot of rum per serving.
Of course, if the holiday spirit(s) move you, you can always add more! Enjoy this low carb eggnog however you like.
And if you have any leftover rum, I recommend making a batch of Keto rum balls. What a festive boozy flavor pairing!
Prefer whiskey with your nog? Go ahead and use that instead of the rum. Hey, it’s your holiday!
On the other hand, if you like the flavor of rum but don’t necessarily want an adult beverage, you can always add a little rum extract. That way, you’ll get the touch of flavor without the alcohol.
Can You Store Leftover Keto Eggnog?
Just store your eggnog in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I recommend enjoying it within 4 days or so… if it lasts that long!
How To Make Keto Eggnog
Add the almond milk, whipping cream, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon to a saucepan over medium heat on the stove.
Simmer for 10 minutes.
In a mixing bowl, combine the egg yolks and sweetener.
Beat the egg yolks and sweetener until they are fluffy. Then, slowly add a little of the heated mixture on the stove to the egg yolk mixture, whisking continuously until it is tempered.
Slowly pour the egg yolk mixture into the saucepan.
Whisk thoroughly to combine, then reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.
Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and rum if desired. Stir to combine.
Place the eggnog in the refrigerator to chill and thicken before serving.
Other Drink Options From The Keto Option That You Might Like
- 6 Large egg yolks
- 2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ⅔ cup low carb powdered sweetener
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅔ cup rum (optional if you want an adult version)
- Add the almond milk, whipping cream, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon to a saucepan over medium heat on the stove. Simmer for 10 minutes.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the egg yolks and sweetener. Beat until they are fluffy.
- Slowly add a little of the heated mixture on the stove to the egg yolk mixture, whisking continuously until it is tempered.
- Slowly pour the egg yolk mixture into the saucepan. Whisk thoroughly to combine.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to simmer for another 10 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and rum if desired. Stir to combine.
- Place the eggnog in the refrigerator to chill and thicken before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 284mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!