Do you look forward to holiday treats like eggnog at Christmas but you’re trying to reduce your sugar intake or eat low-carb or keto style? Then this delicious and easy keto friendly homemade eggnog will be the perfect thing to try this holiday season!
I can hardly believe that there are less than ten days until Christmas! And even though this year is going to look really different, there are certain things that we all look forward to each holiday season that we can still enjoy this year! Since my husband and I have been following a low-carb keto friendly eating style for several months now, I’m working on figuring out alternative recipes for our holiday favourites. I always love a delicious rum and eggnog on Christmas Eve, as well as homemade mulled wine (I’m still working on that recipe – see my original version here). Today I’m sharing a keto-friendly low carb version of homemade eggnog that is rich and spicy, but perfectly delicious as an alternative to the sugary store-bought versions. The spice is so nice, and top it with a little dark rum our bourbon, and you’ve got yourself a delicious holiday drink treat.
Today some of my friends are sharing their delicious holiday recipe ideas as well. Be sure to check the bottom of this post for links to all of their ideas!
This is such a simple recipe for homemade eggnog, and the difference between a regular and keto or low carb version of eggnog is substituting a sugar alternative as well as using whipping cream and sugar-free unsweetened almond milk as the base.
The star of the show is really the spices; the cinnamon and nutmeg truly make this recipe. Freshly ground nutmeg is much more potent than most of the nutmeg that is readily available. If you only have ground nutmeg, like I did, then use 2 tsp. If you can find real nutmeg to grind, then you can use less as it’s potency is greatly increased when fresh.
Cinnamon is my favourite way to top off my homemade eggnog… well, cinnamon and a dash or dark rum, of course. You could also use bourbon or spiced rum, or keep it completely virgin. It’s such a rich and creamy holiday treat.
Keto Homemade Eggnog
Delicious rich and creamy homemade low carb keto eggnog
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 2 cups unsweetened sugar-free almond milk
- 1/2 cup monks fruit sweetener
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 tsp nutmet
- 6 eggs, yolk only
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1.5 oz rum to taste, added when served
Mix the whipping cream, unsweetened almond milk, cinnamon sticks, and nutmeg to a pot and heat over medium on the stove for about 8-10 minutes to infuse the flavours.
Take the milk and spice mixture off the stove and let cool for a few minutes.
While the egg mixture is cooling, separate the egg yolks and mix with the sweetener using a whisk. Blend for about 3-5 minutes until the sweetener is as dissolved.
Using a 1/2 cup measure, add the milk mixture into the egg mixture, whisking the whole time so as to not cook and/or curdle the egg mixture. Continue until all of the milk mixture is blended with the egg/sweetener mixture.
Add the whole mixture back to the pot and bring to a simmer for 8-10 minutes. It should stick to the back of your wooden spoon when heated to the right temp.
Stir in the vanilla, and if you wish the rum. Otherwise add rum individually when you serve each cup of nog!
Let the eggnog cool, and it will likely thicken. You may wish to add some almond milk to thin it down once it's completely cooled - I always do. I also like to top mine with a little sprinkle of cinnamon before serving. Yum!
As I mentioned, my friends are sharing their holiday drink recipe ideas today as well!
This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Christmas Seasonal Simplicity Series! Today we are all sharing our holiday drink recipe ideas with you. Be sure to check out these fabulous recipes by clicking on the links below each image.
Low Carb Keto Homemade Eggnog at The Happy Housie
Cranberry Whisky Sour at Maison de Cinq
Bourbon Spritz Recipe at Place of My Taste
Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps at Craftberry Bush
Gingerbread Flavoured Coffee Syrup at The DIY Mommy
Christmas Morning Mimosas at This is Our Bliss
Ruby Red Grapefruit Punch at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
Just Add Cinnamon Twist on Classic Hot Chocolate Mix at This is Simplicite
Christmas Sorbet Punch at Clean & Scentisible
Cranberry Raspberry Cocktail at Life is a Party
Blue Latte Recipe at Dans le Lakehouse
2 Step Mock Champagne Punch Recipe at Grace in My Space
Hot Chocolate Bar & Free Printables at the Handmade Home
Custom Soda Labels at Fynes Designs
Keto Sugar Free Peppermint Hot Chocolate at Tatertots & Jello
Deliciously Easy Holiday Eggnog at She Gave it a Go
Holiday Drink Recipe Ideas at Jennifer Maune
Homemade Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream at My Sweet Savannah
Sparkling Cranberry Cocktails at Finding Silver Pennies