Favorite Keto Christmas Recipe #4: Creamy Keto Eggnog

Estimated reading time: 2 mins

Nothing says Christmas quite like a cup of creamy, spiced eggnog. This keto-friendly version of the classic holiday drink maintains all the delightful flavors but cuts down on the carbs. Rich, satisfying, and wonderfully festive, it’s the perfect beverage to sip on Christmas Eve.

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  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup of a keto-friendly sweetener like erythritol
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • Optional: dark rum or bourbon to taste


  1. Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Reserve the whites for another use.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sweetener until well combined.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine the almond milk, heavy cream, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Heat over medium heat until the mixture begins to simmer.
  4. Gradually add about 1 cup of the hot cream mixture into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly. This tempers the egg yolks and prevents them from curdling.
  5. Pour the tempered egg mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining cream mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  6. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Allow the eggnog to cool at room temperature for about an hour.
  7. If adding rum or bourbon, stir it in after the mixture has cooled.
  8. Transfer the eggnog to a sealed container and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2-3 hours or up to overnight.

Nutrition Profile

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Each serving (assuming 8 servings per batch) contains:

  • Calories: 250
  • Total Fat: 23g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Cholesterol: 216mg
  • Sodium: 71mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 3g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 5g

Please note that nutrition may vary depending on the exact brands of ingredients used.

Ingredient Swaps

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Consider the following ingredient swaps to cater to different dietary needs or preferences:

  • Eggs: Unfortunately, there isn’t a great substitute for eggs in eggnog due to their unique role in creating the beverage’s texture. However, those with egg allergies can look for vegan eggnog recipes which utilize ingredients like cashews and coconut milk for creaminess.
  • Almond Milk: You can substitute almond milk with other non-dairy milk alternatives like coconut milk or cashew milk.
  • Heavy Cream: For a dairy-free version, you can use full-fat canned coconut milk as a substitute for heavy cream.
  • Erythritol: You can replace erythritol with other keto-friendly sweeteners such as stevia or monk fruit sweetener, adjusting to taste.
  • Rum/Bourbon: These are optional and can be omitted entirely for an alcohol-free version. Alternatively, you could use brandy for a different flavor profile.

Celebrate the joyous holiday season with this delicious keto-friendly eggnog. It’s the perfect low-carb beverage to spread Christmas cheer, keeping you warm and satisfied. Enjoy it as is, or spike it with a splash of rum or bourbon for a festive twist!

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