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This keto eggnog recipe is sweet and creamy, and totally hard-to-believe that it’s low carb! Serve the sugar-free eggnog with bourbon for an extra-special keto cocktail, otherwise serve it all on it’s own for a kid-friendly treat. It truly doesn’t need anything.
How To Make Keto Eggnog
The process for how to make sugar-free eggnog is very similar to the regular kind – we just use a better sweetener.
- Mix yolks and sweetener. Beat yolks with a hand mixer, until light yellow. Add Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend a little bit at a time, until completely dissolved.
- Heat spiced milk. In a saucepan, stir together almond milk, cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring occasionally. Once it reaches a boil, remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
- Temper egg yolk mixture. While whisking, slowly pour hot spiced milk into egg yolks bowl in a thin stream.
TIP: Be sure to pour slowly and whisk constantly. This prevents the eggs from scrambling.
- Heat eggnog. Pour mixture back into saucepan and heat, whisking constantly, until it thickens slightly, or reaches 160 degrees F.
- Add bourbon. This is completely optional, but if you will be adding it, now is the time.
- Chill. Transfer eggnog into a glass pitcher or jar, and refrigerate until cold. (The large cup from this set is a convenient size!)
Or for a more dessert-like feel, add sugar-free whipped cream, too!
Sugar-Free Eggnog FAQs
Is homemade eggnog better?
Yes, of course it is! 😉 While store-bought eggnog can be thick and overly sweet, homemade eggnog is light, creamy, and super flavorful. It’s a holiday-must! Plus, you can make it sugar-free.
Is eggnog keto?
Regular eggnog is not keto – it has over 20 carbs. This keto friendly eggnog recipe is obviously keto, and has just 2.5 net carbs per serving. And, it tastes just like the real deal, so it’s hard to tell the difference.
Is store bought eggnog keto?
No! Well, I suppose I should say, probably not. Unless you are finding a keto eggnog at the store, but I am not familiar with any. Better to make your own, plus it tastes better!
Can I use a different sweetener?
You need to use a powdered sweetener for this recipe, and it needs to be one that won’t crystallize, so it can’t contain erythritol in the ingredients. I recommend Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend, but you could also use powdered allulose.
I don’t recommend using any other sweeteners, because they will crystallize in the fridge when you chill your eggnog.
If you’re curious about other sweeteners, check my keto sweetener guide for more tips and conversions.
Keto Friendly Eggnog Storage Instructions
Can you make it ahead?
Yes, you can make eggnog a few days in advance.
How to store low carb keto eggnog:
Store the eggnog in the refrigerator for up to days.
If you add bourbon (at least 5% by volume), it will last up to 2-3 weeks.
Can you freeze this sugar free eggnog recipe?
Yes, you can freeze eggnog for up to 6 months. Just make sure to leave room in the container, as it will expand when it freezes.
More Keto Holiday Treats
If you like this homemade sugar free eggnog recipe, you might also like some of these other holiday treats – keto friendly, of course:
- Keto Snickerdoodles – Just 3 grams net carbs per cookie! Classic flavor and they take just 30 minutes.
- Gluten Free Ginger Snaps – Tastes like the real thing and made with only 6 ingredients.
- Keto Sugar Cookies – Make classic sugar cookies (with frosting!) to cut out in shapes and decorate. A great nut-free option.
- Keto Pecan Pie – Easy to make and tastes like the real thing. It’s the best!
Tools To Make Homemade Keto Eggnog:
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- Hand Mixer – No need for a stand mixer, this hand mixer does all the same things, but can be easily tucked away in the cupboard.
- Large Glass Jar – This beautiful jar can be used for both chilling and serving the sugar-free eggnog – it’s the perfect size for it.
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Use a hand mixer to beat the yolks, until light yellow in color. Add Besti a little bit at a time, beating constantly, until dissolved. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine the almond milk, cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat immediately once it starts to boil. Stir in the vanilla.
While whisking constantly, pour the hot milk mixture into the bowl with the yolks in a thin stream. This is called tempering.
Pour the mixture back into the saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens slightly or reaches 160 degrees F (71 degrees C). Do not let it boil. It will thicken more as it cools.
If you want to add bourbon, add it now. (This is not required, but your eggnog will keep for longer if you do.)
Pour the sugar-free eggnog into a bowl, bottle, or pitcher, cover, and refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours, until cold, or longer until ready to serve.
Serve with sugar-free whipped cream, cinnamon and nutmeg for garnish.
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Serving size: 3/4 cup
Nutrition info and serving size does not include optional bourbon.
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Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Net carb count excludes fiber, erythritol, and allulose, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. (Learn about net carbs here.) We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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