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No Bake Eggnog Cheesecake Pudding

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Enjoy this ultra-creamy spicy no bake eggnog cheesecake pudding with grass-fed gelatin for the holidays this year! It’s a great example of how easy keto recipes can be sugar-free and low-carb and perfect for gluten-free and keto dieters. Even those who enjoy carnivore diet recipes can get in on this seasonally inspired dish!

With a very simple list of ingredients in this recipe, it is important to use quality spices. This dessert is essentially just cream flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg. We rely on the spices to get the signature eggnog smell and taste.

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A no bake eggnog cheesecake pudding without Jello

Grass-fed beef gelatin is the featured ingredient of this dessert recipe. It’s how we can make a jiggly jello-like custard pudding texture without cooking or using artificially flavored Jello packets.

I recommend Great Lakes gelatin because it is pure, unflavored gelatin powder from pasture-raised, grass-fed beef.

Don’t worry about getting stuck with 15.5 leftover ounces of gelatin after you make this recipe. I use this same powder for thickening a sugar-free Peppermint Custard, binding my Keto Gingerbread Loaf, and putting the “chewy” in Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. It’s also great for adding into warm drinks like coffee, broth, and hot chocolate!

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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 simplified to a few basic ingredients. Review the recipe and you’ll see cream, gelatin, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a keto sweetener. With an ingredient list like this, the eggnog pudding is 100% low-carb and ketogenic!

Each serving has 2.5 g net carbohydrates and won’t take you out of ketosis.

In place of sugar, 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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You may substitute with liquid stevia drops if you have those on hand instead.

Make a Single Serving No bake Eggnog Cheesecake for One

Sometimes we are only making food for ourselves, if that’s the case for you simply divide the recipe by 4 to make a single serving no bake eggnog cheesecake for one.

Sprinkle 1 teaspoon gelatin over 6 tablespoons of heavy cream. Set aside while ¼ cup of water comes to a boil. Whisk in ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon and nutmeg with 5 drops of the liquid Lakanto sweetener. Add the cream to the water and spices. Whisk well until smooth. Transfer to a single ramekin and chill for 30+ minutes until set.

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Keto Eggnog Pudding

Enjoy this ultra-creamy spicy no bake eggnog cheesecake pudding with grass-fed gelatin for the holidays this year! It’s sugar-free and low-carb, perfect for gluten-free and keto dieters.
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 318kcal

Equipment

  • Small saucepan
  • Whisk

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Sprinkle gelatin over the cream. Leave this aside to "bloom" or sit and thicken.
  • Bring the water to a simmer on the stove. Remove from heat, whisk in the cinnamon, nutmeg and Lakanto sweetener.
  • Add the thickened cream to the saucepan and mix well until all gelatin dissolves.
  • Pour into individual pudding cups (ramekins) or one main serving dish.
  • Refrigerate for one hour or until completely set. Serve chilled.

Macros and Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Keto Eggnog Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 67mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1312IU26%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 63mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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15 Responses

  1. Veena Azmanov
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    5 stars
    This sounds so easy to make and keto friendly too. It is so flavorful and delicious and best for my sweet tooth craving too.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      You’re right – great for a little sweetness without any sugar.

  2. Jen
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    5 stars
    My family would kill me if I only made this for myself, haha! It’s so nice to have no bake desserts especially this time of year when the oven space is precious!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      I know what you mean! The oven can only hold so much at a time.

  3. Beth
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    5 stars
    This is so delicious! I made it last weekend and we all just loved it! Thanks for a great recipe!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      Thanks Beth, I’m so glad that it was a hit!

  4. Denisse Salinas
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    5 stars
    This is such a great dessert for all low carbers out there! LOVE that you added some Christmas spices to make this extra festive! An eggnog anything is bound to be a hit in my home!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      I’m so glad that you and your whole family can enjoy it together!

  5. Anita
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    5 stars
    Thanks for introducing me to that liquid sweetener. Never knew such a thing exists! It’s a big help to reduce sugar intake in the diet. 🙂

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      It comes in handy for drinks and recipes where you don’t want the bulkiness of extra material.

  6. Irina
    | Reply

    5 stars
    I love this cinnamon/nutmeg/vanilla blend in your eggnog pudding recipe. It sounds amazing! Cannot wait to try!

  7. Beth
    | Reply

    5 stars
    I have never seen a dish like this one, and I love trying new recipes during the holidays! Can’t wait to give this one a try!

  8. Chelsey
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Love no-bake desserts like this one! So convenient when you are busy making so many other dishes for holiday parties! This eggnog cheesecake sounds just heavenly!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      No bake recipes like this are key – our ovens can only do so much!

  9. Tonje
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    5 stars
    This looks so amazing, I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Such an easy recipe as well, perfect dessert for a Christmas party.

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