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Homemade Almond Milk Keto Eggnog Recipe

Deliciously smooth, sweet, thick, extra creamy, and velvety, this Sugar-Free Homemade Keto Eggnog Recipe made with Almond Milk is a Holiday Classic with only 1 gram of carbs. Fully Low Carb, Gluten-Free, and Diabetic Friendly Keto Drink will be the one during your Christmas, Easter, or any other Holiday Season, that will impress all of your friends and loved ones with no difference at all to the Original Eggnog taste.

Sugar-Free Eggnog poured into a glass
Low-Carb Eggnog Recipe

Christmas Eggnog

Where I come from, Eggnog and Challah Bread, together with Meringue Cookies, Keto Vanilla Crescent Cookies, and Sauerkraut Soup, need to be on the table for both Christmas and Easter. 

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It goes perfectly with our Christmas recipes if you are looking to make this for a Christmas gathering.

Last Updated: March 24, 2022

Easter Eggnog

We should not forget, this delicious sugar-free drink is a must for the Easter holidays as well. 

During this time of the year, everything is about eggs and what to make from them. 

Of course, in our Low-Carb Lifestyle, we are not missing anything. Our Homemade Almond Milk Keto Eggnog Recipe is no exception. 

Non-Alcoholic Eggnog

As a child, my mum made eggnog on both of those occasions. She has always made sure there is a small bottle for us kids, without alcohol being added.

This was the best time ever. I used to pour this nonalcoholic eggnog drink into tiny small glasses. Never ever would I leave the glass dirty. I have always made sure I lick the entire glass from each side to get every tiny drop.

My mum was not pleased with my way of cleaning the glasses, but I just could not help it. I had to. I had to get the last drop. And I still do it.

Kid Friendly Keto Eggnog

This perfect Sugar-Free Eggnog recipe is not only for us adults but also for our kids. All you have to do is follow the recipe and just skip the part of adding rum.

If you still love that rum flavor, you can just add rum extract, which is available in every shop. 

With our Sugar-Free Eggnog Popsicles, you can make all of the kids and some adults extra happier.

Homemade Almond Milk Keto Eggnog Recipe view from above on bottle and 2 small glasses with golden accessories
Sugar-Free Eggnog with Cinnamon

Eggnog in Low-Carb lifestyle

Eggnog has been my number one drink, not only during the holiday season. I loved it. As we have transitioned to a Low-Carb lifestyle, I have stopped. 

The first few years, as we, as a family, have experimented with this lifestyle, Eggnog was just taken out of our kitchen. We all know how much sugar is involved in traditional eggnog. 

Later on, as I have seen and have realized that anything, well almost anything, can be transformed to Keto or Low Carb, I have started to think of introducing homemade Keto eggnog to our lifestyle again.

Not cooking the eggnog is a much easier version, and since we add alcohol into it, it does kind of preserve and kills all that is not needed. So there you go. This will be easy and deliciously creamy as well. Just follow the recipe down below. 

Cooked Homemade Keto Eggnog

If you still prefer to have cooked eggnog, that is also an option.  All you have to do is follow the same recipe, just use the double boiler and cook it gently, so the eggs do not overcook, and you end up with a kind of Eggnog omelet.

Is Eggnog Keto?

Traditional Eggnog is very far from Keto. Loaded with sugar as it is a sweet drink at the end, will definitely add significant carbs to your calculations. 
The great news is that if you are going to make Homemade Eggnog following our recipe, you will get the exact taste, texture, aroma, creaminess, and thickness for just 1 gram of carbohydrate per portion. 
And trust me, it tastes identical to the traditional eggnog. 

Is Store-bought Eggnog Keto Friendly?

As far as I know, there is no store-bought eggnog that is either sugar-free, keto, or low carb. 
With our recipe, you will have the keto eggnog drink done in 5 minutes.
That is quicker than going to the supermarket.

How many carbs are in Keto Eggnog?

Our homemade Keto Eggnog recipe contains only 1 gram of carbohydrates for the portion.

Homemade Almond Milk Keto Eggnog Recipe beeing poured into the whisky glass
Homemade Eggnog

What alcohol can go into eggnog?

As I followed and tried to recreate the best eggnog recipe I have from my mum, rum was always a choice, and that is what we like and know.

To me, rum is the best alcohol for eggnog.

The best Rum for eggnog is clear rum, which maintains that beautiful bright yellow color. 

But do not get stuck on this. There are other great choices for alcohol in eggnog. 

You can pick vodka, brandy, whiskey, or bourbon.

What sweetener is best to use for Keto Eggnog?

As our recipe does not require cooking, it is easier to pick your sweetener or sugar substitute.

My first suggestion would be allulose, as it adds to the creaminess of the drink, and just in case you would like to cook this eggnog, it will still stay in perfect consistency. 

You can also pick one of the liquid sweeteners, such as our homemade Sugar-Free Simple Syrup, Condensed milk, or Maple Syrup. With Maple syrup, you might get a slightly darker color of your eggnog, but an exquisite flavor is added. 

I would not suggest Erythritol as it is difficult to melt without cooking and might crystalize after being in the fridge for a while. 

What Milk to use for Homemade Keto Eggnog?

As we already know, our Milk Alternatives are so vast that we can experiment with a few and even add those extra delicious flavors of nut milk into this easy recipe for Eggnog. 

My choice is unsweetened almond milk as it has got the least aroma from all and therefore enhances the flavor of the real eggnog. 

To me, Almond Milk Eggnog is the closest you can get to a traditional eggnog taste. 

If you like coconut milk, making Homemade Keto Eggnog with it is also a great option. 

Any nut or seed milk will work. It only depends on your choice and taste preference.

You can go for hemp milk, walnut milk, hazelnut, and much more.  

Homemade Almond Milk Keto Eggnog Recipe in small glasses with cinnamon sprinkled around
Simple keto eggnog

Flavors of Keto Eggnog

As our recipe contains only vanilla extract, I have a few more suggestions for you to experiment with.

You can either add those directly into the process or sprinkle afterward: 

Cinnamon on Keto Eggnog

Cinnamon is an excellent addition to this beautiful sugar-free Eggnog. Sprinkling on top of the glass gives an additional light flavor to this wonderful spice.

Cocktails with Eggnog

To have everything regarding Eggnog covered, I am adding a few suggestions for making perfect Keto Cocktails made together with our eggnog recipe.

Perfect Drinks with Eggnog:

  • Eggnog coffee – add a few drops to our Keto Cold Brew Coffee to enjoy the soft taste of slowly brewed eggnog coffee.
  • Brandy Alexander – add a shot of pure brandy in for perfect brandy eggnog.
  • Chocolate Eggnog – add a few tablespoons of sugar-free chocolate syrup in
  • Bourbon Eggnog – one to two tablespoons of bourbon 
  • Gingerbread Eggnog – adding spices from our Gingerbread cookies will transform you straight into the Christmas feeling.
  • Mrs. Claus Cocktail – peppermint schnapps together with chocolate syrup
  • White Chocolate Cocktail – adding melted white chocolate chips in 
  • Puerto Rican Coquito – swap almond milk with coconut milk
  • Irish Coffee Eggnog – adding espresso together with Irish whiskey
Homemade Almond Milk Keto Eggnog Recipe overhead shot of whisky glass filled
Eggnog drink recipe

Eggnog Dessert recipes

You can also add eggnog into various recipes for that extra flavor:

  • Eggnog Popsicles – a complete recipe for sugar-free eggnog popsicles
  • Eggnog Challah – Swap heavy cream with eggnog in our Keto Challah Recipe
  • Eggnog Cake – Instead of water, add eggnog to this coffee cake
  • Cheesecake Eggnog – add three tablespoons of eggnog into Yogurt Cheesecake
  • Eggnog Bread – Swap half of the heavy cream with eggnog in french toast
  • Bread Pudding with Eggnog – pour half a cup of eggnog over the Bread pudding before baking

Now I think it is time to come straight to the recipe, so you can all enjoy it

How do you make Homemade Keto Eggnog?

Kitchen Gadgets needed:

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • Sief
  • Glass Bottle

Ingredients needed:

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKING THE EASIEST SUGAR-FREE EGGNOG

First Step: Ingredients needed for Keto Eggnog

Super easy keto eggnog recipe with the ingredients you already might have in your kitchen. 

Prepare your egg yolks, sweetener, heavy cream, milk of your choice, rum, Xanthan gum, and vanilla extract.

Almond Milk Keto Eggnog ingredients needed.
Only 1g Carb Keto Eggnog Recipe

Second Step: Egg Yolks and Sweetener

Into a big bowl, place all egg yolks together with a sweetener.

Homemade Keto Eggnog adding egg yolks and sweetener into the bowl.
Sugar-Free Eggnog with Almond Milk

Third Step: Whisk

Using either a hand whisk or a machine, whisk all of the egg yolks together with sweetener until you get a beautiful creamy yellow consistency.

Sugar-Free Homemade Eggnog Recipe whisking egg yolks together with sweetener.
Almond Milk Keto Eggnog

Fourth Step: Heavy Cream and Almond Milk 

Start slowly adding heavy cream once your egg yolks are whisked together with sweetener.

Keep whisking and adding cream until everything is combined together.

Next comes almond milk or a milk of your choice, which you just pour into the bowl and mix again together.

Easy Keto Eggnog Recipe whisking heavy cream and almond milk.
Homemade Keto Eggnog

Fifth Step: Vanilla, Rum, Xanthan Gum

Add a splash of vanilla rum and mix together.

Adding Xanthan gum is optional depending on whether you would like your eggnog thick.

When adding Xanthan gum, make sure you keep whisking the whole mixture and keep adding Xanthan gum slowly to avoid lumps.

Whisk once again fully altogether.

Only 1g Carb Keto Eggnog Recipe adding vanilla, rum and Xanthan gum in.
Easy Keto Eggnog Recipe

Sixth Step: Sieve

Using a sieve, let the whole liquid run through it, making sure you catch all the lumps, which might sometimes appear while adding Xanthan Gum.  This will make sure you get beautiful creamy eggnog.

Do not worry if the eggnog is not thick enough.

It thickens much more while stored in the fridge.

Creamy Delicious Keto Eggnog pouring through sieve.
Sugar-Free Homemade Eggnog Recipe

Tips and Tricks:

  • Portions – our portions are more like double shots as the amount of alcohol we put it
  • Dairy-Free – use coconut whipped cream
  • Raw Eggs – a trusted source
  • Xanthan gum – is optional, depending on how thick you would like this eggnog to be
  • Too thick – add alcohol
  • Too liquid – add xanthan

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

What to serve with Keto Eggnog?

As eggnog is a holiday drink, it goes best with keto cookies such as gingerbread cookies, meringue, vanilla crescents, or pick from an extensive collection of cookie recipes from my blogger friends. 

You can also make one of our ice creams or frozen desserts and use eggnog as a dip – awesomeness. 

How do you store Keto Eggnog?

To store Keto Eggnog is super easy. Pour the eggnog into a glass bottle with a cover and store it in the fridge, best on the side door. 

Sugar-Free Eggnog with Almond Milk in a small glasses.
Sugar-Free Keto Eggnog

How long can you keep Keto Eggnog?

It depends on which choice you would go for. 

If you use our recipe together with alcohol, you can keep it in the fridge for quite a long time. A week or two is excellent. I have sometimes kept it even longer. 

But if you will use our version without alcohol, I would suggest making the only amount you will consume in the next two to three days. Since this is a non-cooked process, try to use it immediately to be on the safe side.

If you would like to make a big bottle and have it throughout the whole festivity season, run it through the cooking process for the eggs to cook and not worry about some contamination. 

Having alcohol inside will surely conserve the eggnog even if it is not cooked. We have done it all of our life. 

Can you freeze Keto Eggnog?

You can undoubtedly freeze our Keto Eggnog recipe. Pour it into the mason jar or a bottle if you have a space, and store it in the freezer for approximately 6-8 months. 

Make sure the liquid is poured only to about ¾ of a container as it might still expand while freezing. 

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Homemade Almond Milk Keto Eggnog Recipe with hot coffee sprinkled with cinnamon
Homemade Sugar-Free Eggnog

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Yield: 10

Homemade Almond Milk Keto Eggnog Recipe

Sugar-Free Eggnog poured into a glass

Deliciously smooth, sweet, thick, extra creamy, and velvety, this Sugar-Free Homemade Keto Eggnog Recipe made with Almond Milk is a Holiday Classic with only 1 gram of carbs. Fully Low Carb, Gluten-Free, and Diabetic Friendly Keto Drink will be the one during your Christmas, Easter, or any other Holiday Season, that will impress all of your friends and loved ones with no difference at all to the Original Eggnog taste. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Prepare your egg yolks, sweetener, heavy cream, milk of your choice, rum, Xanthan gum, and vanilla extract.
  2. Into a big bowl, place all egg yolks together with a sweetener.
  3. Whisk all of the egg yolks together with sweetener until you get a beautiful creamy yellow consistency.
  4. Slowly start adding heavy cream while whisking. Follow with unsweetened almond milk.
  5. Add a splash of vanilla rum and mix together. Adding Xanthan gum is optional depending on whether you would like your eggnog thick.
  6. Using a sieve, let the whole liquid run through it, making sure you catch all the lumps, which might sometimes appear while adding Xanthan Gum. 

Notes

    • Portions - our portions are more like double shots as the amount of alcohol we put it
    • Dairy-Free - use coconut whipped cream
    • Raw Eggs - a trusted source
    • Xanthan gum - is optional, depending on how thick you would like this eggnog to be
    • Too thick - add alcohol
    • Too liquid - add xanthan

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 125Total Fat 8gCarbohydrates 1gProtein 3g

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Susan

Sunday 28th of November 2021

I love eggnog, so I'm very happy to see this recipe. We like to use coconut rum in our eggnog. If you haven't tried that yet, it is absolutely wonderful.

Zuzana

Monday 29th of November 2021

I have never actually tried it with coconut rum. For sure, my next bottle will be the test.

Lorry Norton

Tuesday 23rd of November 2021

You say 10 Servings, but how BIG are the Servings?

Zuzana

Saturday 27th of November 2021

A shot, that is what we do as there is quite a lots of rum

Rita

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

I noticed that there aren't any spices such as nutmeg included in the recipe. Wouldn't this just taste like creamy vanilla milk with rum?

Zuzana

Saturday 6th of November 2021

We do not really add any spices, as this is always served with all the Christmas cookies.

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