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Easy Keto Eggnog Recipe | Non alcoholic Option

A mix of cream, egg yolk, cinnamon, and nutmeg makes the delicious custard-like base for this keto eggnog recipe. It’s a great sugar free alternative to the traditional holiday beverage. Spike your eggnog with bourbon or keep it non alcoholic, either way, Homemade Keto Eggnog is one of the best winter drinks and is so easy to make!

Made almost exclusively from animal-based ingredients, this eggnog is also carnivore diet-friendly and will appeal to those interested in zero-fiber carnivore diet recipes.

When I was growing up, my mom would get store-bought eggnog for Christmas but and I never liked it much. I wanted to be like her and drink it together, but it just wasn’t palatable for me.

This homemade keto eggnog is totally different! I’m 100% behind this recipe and can’t wait to share it with her.

After following a low-carb, keto diet for so many years, my taste buds have changed a lot. But I think the biggest difference between this recipe and a store-bought version is the quality and freshness of ingredients.

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Is Eggnog Keto?

Traditional store bought eggnog is packed with sugar and cannot be considered keto-friendly. This homemade version is low-carb and ketogenic.

Read the nutrition label before you buy a carton of eggnog in the store. Some brands hide unexpected ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, sugar, corn syrup, natural and artificial flavor, carrageenan, and other unpleasant food-like ingredients.

Plus, they use reduced-fat milk so you don’t even get healthy fats, much less the benefits of raw milk.

Each 0.5 cup serving has 2 g net carbohydrates and won’t take you out of ketosis.

With 33 g fat and 6 g protein, it is very filling! One small cup is extremely satisfying.

I use liquid Lakanto drops for flavor and added sugar-free sweetness. Lakanto is my favorite healthy sugar alternative. Their all natural, zero glycemic, and zero-calorie monk fruit sweeteners are great for baking, chocolate making, and drinks!

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Non alcoholic Keto Eggnog?

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You can serve this keto eggnog recipe warm or chilled, spiked or virgin. I like it best after resting overnight and chilled but you can also drink it warm right after making it.

Be careful if you spike the eggnog!

You can have alcohol on a keto diet. Alcohol metabolizes quickly for people on low-carb diets, don’t be surprised if one drink feels like two or three. You may find that you are a cheap date!

The recipes calls for 6 ounces of bourbon which gives 1 ounce alcohol per serving. Feel free to adjust the amount to your liking. You could start with 3 ounces, go up to 6, or just pour to taste.

Bourbon may be replaced with dark rum if you prefer. Take a look at this comparison of whiskey, rum, and brandy to decide which alcohol is best in eggnog.

The alcohol is an optional add-in. Add it or don’t, however you prefer. If you omit, you don’t have to change anything else.

Keto Friendly Eggnog

Eggnog is a thick creamy, custard-based drink. You can make it frothier and lighter by adding in egg whites. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form and then fold them into the eggnog just before serving. Drink immediately as the egg whites will separate again after resting.

I personally love the thick creamy texture and don’t use the egg whites. However, the whites don’t ever go to waste! I usually save them in a jar and add to my next keto omelet.

If you like this recipe I know you will also enjoy Eggnog Cheesecake Pudding! It has all the classic eggnog flavors but is creamy like cheesecake and sets up like pudding.

Best Keto Eggnog Recipe

Make-ahead recipes are a big plus for this time of year. When we are busy with all the holiday excitement, tried and true keto recipes are a must for staying on track!

I’m saving this recipe for every December from now on!

It’s so good, even our children drank some with me, without the bourbon of course.

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Homemade Keto Eggnog Recipe

This keto eggnog recipe is a great sugar free alternative to the traditional holiday beverage. Spike it with bourbon or keep it non alcoholic, either way, Homemade Keto Eggnog is one of the best winter drinks and is so easy to make!
4.96 from 24 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Traditional
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 378kcal

Equipment

  • Small saucepan
  • Whisk

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine cream and water in a small saucepan.
  • Whisk egg yolks into the saucepan. Combine well. Warm over medium-low heat until cream and egg thicken enough to coat a spoon.
  • Add sweetener, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and optional bourbon.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Cover and chill in the fridge until cold, at least 4-6 hours but best if left overnight.
  • Serve cold, dusted with additional nutmeg and/or cinnamon on top.

Macros and Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Keto Eggnog Recipe
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 232mg77%
Sodium 45mg2%
Potassium 72mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1330IU27%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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46 Responses

  1. Jenn
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    5 stars
    Trying to stay keto over the holidays will be a challenge for me, but thanks to this keto friendly eggnog recipe, I can enjoy one of my favorite seasonal treats without worrying!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      That’s the key! Find alternatives to your favorite recipes and you’ll be 100% prepared.

  2. Mirlene
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    5 stars
    Tis’ the season and I am ready to make this eggnog recipe. Perfect for my upcoming dinner party.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      What great timing! So glad you get to share this with your loved ones.

  3. Denay DeGuzman
    | Reply

    5 stars
    What a delicious eggnog recipe! I just tried it and I’m in love. It’s easy to make and tastes so darn good!!!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      That’s exactly how I feel! Enjoy 🙂

      • Linda Donald
        | Reply

        5 stars
        One of my seasonal favorites!
        Jessica, thanks so much for giving us a keto version. Now to find a keto gingerbread recipe…

        • Jessica Haggard
          | Reply

          I’m so glad you like this <3 You don't have to look too far for gingerbread, try my gingerbread loaf!

  4. Sara Welch
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Wouldn’t be Christmas without Eggnog! I love this recipe; can’t wait to give it a try this afternoon!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      It really wouldn’t be! Hope you are enjoying a cup right now!!

  5. Soniya
    | Reply

    This looks and sounds super delicious ? Perfect for holiday get together.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      It’s great for a crowd! The recipe is easily doubled or tripled, depending on how many guests you expect.

  6. Noelle
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Wow, I can’t wait to try this! I love that you make a keto version, thank you!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      I hope you get to share this with the special people in your life – Happy Holidays!

  7. Krissy Allori
    | Reply

    5 stars
    So yummy! We made this the other night with friends. We had the adult version and the kids had the other.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      That’s the best way to have it – all together 😉

  8. Sapana
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Such a delicious beverage made with perfect sweetness!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      I love being able to sweeten without sugar! Enjoy!

  9. Sandhya Hariharan
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Fab recipe.. I’ll be making for my Keto friendly guests coming over the weekend.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      It’s great for a crowd, hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!

  10. Sonal
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Thank you for posting alcohol free recipe of the eggnog. Looks delicious and it’s keto too. Double cool.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      I know first hand how helpful it can be to have a non-alcohol version. Happy holidays!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      I know first hand how helpful it can be to have a non-alcohol version. Happy holiday’s!

  11. megan beaver
    | Reply

    I am going low carb right now working my way towards keto. So I am so happy that I found this recipe. It sounds amazing. I cannot wait to try it.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      When you go keto, focus on the fatty cuts of meat and serve the low-carb veggies on the side 😉

  12. Gloria
    | Reply

    5 stars
    I am so glad egg nog it not available all year. But wait…with this recipe it could be. I love it, and certainly is a must in our holiday celebration. The non-alcoholic option is great…as everyone does not enjoy it spiked.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      I like that too, it’s nice to have the flexibility to choose a non-alcoholic version or not.

  13. kim
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Such a great recipe! I love how easy and flavorful this is!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Kim! Be sure to check back again soon for more great recipes 🙂

  14. Julia
    | Reply

    5 stars
    I have never tried making eggnog at home but it sounds so easy! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      It’s fool proof 🙂 You can do it!

  15. Erin
    | Reply

    I’ve never made eggnog at home– this sounds pretty easy! Thanks!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      It’s really easy and, in my opinion, so much better when freshly made. Enjoy!

  16. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
    | Reply

    5 stars
    I’ve done keto for a few weeks and this is a lifesaver !!!!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      Keto is easy when you have great low-carb alternatives to your favorite recipes! I’m glad you enjoy this recipe so much.

  17. Michelle
    | Reply

    5 stars
    So excited about this festive holiday drink! I thought it was going to be off the table this year!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      It’s on the table baby!

  18. Raia Todd
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Mmm! My favorite holiday drink ever!

  19. ChihYu
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Yum! So creamy, smooth and delicious!

  20. Anita
    | Reply

    5 stars
    This is so easy and delicious. And homemade is always better than store bought. I’ll be making lots of this to serve for Christmas. 🙂

  21. Zuzana
    | Reply

    looks good love it

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      It’s a great low-carb alternative! Hope you enjoy 🙂

  22. Judy Purcell
    | Reply

    5 stars
    My friend is gonna love this!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      I hope you do too!

  23. Stacey Crawford
    | Reply

    5 stars
    This looks perfect and deliciously frothy for the holidays!

  24. Cheryl Malik
    | Reply

    5 stars
    This eggnog looks amazing. Finally, a keto way to enjoy it!

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