Easy Keto Eggnog

keto eggnog served in two clear glasses with cinnamon sticks

This simple yet delicious recipe for easy keto eggnog is sure to keep you from feeling deprived during the holidays while also keeping you on track!

Made with a combination of almond or coconut milk and heavy whipping cream, as well as egg yolks and warm spices, it makes for an incredibly rich and delicious treat.

The best part is that it’s low in carbs, high in fat, sugar-free, and free of unnecessary preservatives! Plus, it easily stays within your keto macros.

As always, it’s also extremely easy to make healthy cooked eggnog which is so crucial during busy keto holidays!

I’ve also included the option to make this sugar-free eggnog with rum or without making it safe for the kiddos or anyone who prefers it that way.

If you’re a fan of spiced festive drinks you’ll love my recipe for keto chai latte, it’s an easy way to get the best tasting chai latte that’s sugar-free!

Do you know what pairs well with this keto-friendly eggnog? My keto cranberry cake it’s a super festive, delicious, and easy keto dessert for Christmas!

 

 

Keto Eggnog

Keto eggnog served in a clear glass
Easy Keto Eggnog

If you ask me, eggnog really heralds in the holidays like nothing else, which is why a keto option was a must for me to make when we said goodbye to sugar! Admittedly, I don’t really remember growing up having eggnog (though I’m sure I did) so my love for eggnog came later when I moved to Orlando after getting married.

My husband Peter was the one who encouraged me to try it and once I tried it, I was hooked! Creamy, sweet, and full of spices, that’s what I call festive! At this time we were already trying our best to live a keto/ low carb lifestyle so it was always a “cheat” for me until my mom said, we can make it keto!

And boy was she right and born was this recipe for keto eggnog that’s so good you wouldn’t know it’s sugar-free! 

How To Make Easy Keto Eggnog 

keto eggnog served with cinnamon sticks
Keto eggnog served with cinnamon sticks

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Making this festive keto eggnog is really just as easy as making any other homemade cooked eggnog. The biggest difference is that you will be swapping out regular sugar for a sugar-free alternative as well as using almond milk instead of whole milk. 

Alternatively, you can make this low carb eggnog with coconut milk if you prefer a tree-nut free option. 

Not only is this low-carb eggnog very easy to make but it can be made ahead of time which can save you lots of time during the busy holidays. 

Traditionally, homemade eggnog uses raw egg yolks to thicken and then eggwhites to make it frothier. In the case of this recipe, we are making it on a stovetop to avoid the risk of food-borne illness. And we left out the need to fold in the beaten egg whites for the same reason and to keep things super simple.

Keep in mind, that you can also double this recipe easily so that you have plenty for everyone to enjoy.

What You’ll Need

The following is a list of ingredients and tools you’ll need to make this keto eggnog recipe. Note that the full recipe card is below. 

Sugar Substitute Options

keto eggnog served in glass cups
Keto eggnog served in glass dessert cups

When it comes to choosing which sugar-substitute to use for this sugar-free cooked eggnog, I have several options for you.  

My number one choice is Lakanto Monk Fruit because the texture and flavor are what I have found to be the closest to real sugar and because the flavor fools your taste buds like nothing else I’ve found in the market. 

Having said that, I’m also partial to the brand Swerve granulated sugar substitute, which is an erythritol blend. Similar to Lakanto it uses sugar alcohols and has a 0 % impact on blood sugar. This is a major plus when doing a keto diet.

Personally, I don’t like using stevia because I am sensitive to the aftertaste. But if that’s not the case for you, you could certainly use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure for this recipe.

However, if you go this route, you will want to use 1/2 the amount called for in this recipe since it’s much sweeter.

Lastly, if you can’t easily find a more natural sugar substitute you can also use Splenda with great success. 

You will want to use the Splenda that has a bulking agent. It’s the one that comes in larger bags. I don’t recommend Splenda Bake because it’s actually half sugar half sucralose product and will be too high in carbs to be considered keto-friendly.

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keto eggnog served in two clear glasses with cinnamon sticks

Easy Keto Eggnog

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

This keto eggnog is made easy with a combination of almond milk and heavy whipping cream, as well as egg yolks and warm spices, it makes for an incredibly rich and delicious holiday treat!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar substitute, I use Lakanto
  • 1/4 cup dark rum or 1 1/2 teaspoons rum extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, add almond milk, heavy cream, salt, and spices. Allow the mixture to lightly simmer for about 10 minutes.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, using an electric mixer combine the egg yolk and granulated sugar-substitute until light and fluffy.
  3. Temper the hot mixture into the egg mixture by slowly adding the hot liquid to the egg mixture whisking constantly to prevent the egg yolks from curdling.
  4. After tempering, add back into the saucepan and cook the mixture over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes until it coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and pour through a sieve into a bowl. Lastly, add in the vanilla extract and rum or rum extract.
  5. Cover with cling wrap and allow to fully chill before serving. Serve with a dash of nutmeg and a cinnamon stick for garnish.

Notes

Alternatively, you can make this low carb eggnog with coconut milk if you prefer a tree-nut free option. 

Nutrition facts reflect the use of a 1/4 cup of dark rum

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362Total Fat: 33.5gSaturated Fat: 24.4gCholesterol: 251mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 5.6gNet Carbohydrates: 3.9gFiber: 1.7gSugar: 2.6gProtein: 5g

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