The holiday season is my favorite time of year, I love everything about it from the decorations, family and friends, parties — and of course, the food! So today, I’m sharing the recipe for my homemade low-carb keto eggnog. It’s rich, creamy, and infused with warm spices, making it the perfect sipper for festive gatherings and cozy nights by the fire.

Now, I must confess that this eggnog recipe holds a special place in my heart, as it’s one of the many delightful concoctions featured in my upcoming cookbook, Easy Keto Entertaining. But since it’s the season of giving, I couldn’t wait to share this delicious drink with you all.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into the world of low-carb eggnog and embrace the holiday spirit with every sip.

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Low Carb, Keto Egg Nog

Indulge in the creamy splendor of low-carb homemade eggnog, a festive classic reimagined for guilt-free enjoyment.
Course cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 266kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4-5 cardamom pods or 1/2 tsp of grated nutmeg
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sweetener I prefer allulose or monk fruit
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Brandy, bourbon, rum, or Grand Marnier (optional)
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, combine one cup of unsweetened almond milk and one cup of heavy cream.
    1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup heavy cream
  • Add a cinnamon stick and a few cardamom pods for a warm, fragrant twist. However, you can opt for the more traditional nutmeg if you prefer.
    1 cinnamon stick, 4-5 cardamom pods
  • Set the saucepan over low heat and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer. Allow it to steep for approximately 10 minutes, allowing the cream and spices to meld their flavors.
  • Egg Yolk Mixture: Meanwhile, let's work on the egg yolk mixture. In a separate bowl, separate three egg yolks (don't discard those egg whites; they're perfect for sugar-free meringue!).
    3 egg yolks
  • Add a third of a cup of your preferred sweetener to the egg yolks.
    1/3 cup sweetener
  • Whisk to Fluffiness: Using a hand mixer, whip the egg yolks and sweetener together until they turn fluffy and pale yellow.
  • Incorporate the Creamy Magic: Once the cream mixture has steeped its way to perfection, carefully strain it into a measuring cup, ensuring you retain the cinnamon stick and cardamom pods – they still have a role to play.
  • Gradually incorporate the hot cream mixture into the egg yolks, whisking slowly and steadily. The goal here is to prevent the eggs from curdling while achieving a silky, harmonious blend of flavors.
  • Return to the Stovetop: Place the cream and egg yolk mixture back on the stovetop over low heat. Add a touch of vanilla extract and return the cinnamon stick and cardamom pods to the mix.
    1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Let it simmer for an additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the eggnog thickens and adopts that signature golden hue.
  • Chill and Serve: Afterward, strain the eggnog into a bowl, stirring with the cinnamon stick to expedite the process.
  • Allow the eggnog to cool for about an hour in the refrigerator.
  • Customize Your Festive Sip: When you're ready to serve, feel free to personalize your eggnog. I love offering a selection of spirits on the side, such as bourbon, rum, cognac, or Grand Marnier. Your guests can choose their preferred libation to spike their eggnog to perfection.
    Brandy, bourbon, rum, or Grand Marnier (optional)
  • Top off your glass of eggnog with a cinnamon stick for an extra touch of festive flair.
    Cinnamon sticks for garnish

Nutrition

Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 213mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1072IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 1mg

And there you have it, my darling readers – a low-carb festive eggnog that’s both indulgent and guilt-free. Whether you choose to enjoy it by the fireplace, surrounded by loved ones, or as a delightful treat during your holiday celebrations, this eggnog is sure to become a cherished tradition.

So, raise your glass, savor the moment, and toast to the magic of the season with this homemade low-carb delight. Cheers to you and your loved ones, and may your holidays be filled with warmth, love, and the joy of good company.

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