A creamy, frothy eggnog recipe with spices flavor to serve with or without alcohol and perfect to celebrate the holiday season with only 1.7 grams of net carbs.
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No, a traditional eggnog recipe is not keto-friendly. The authentic recipe contains basically the same ingredients as a custard or ice cream including a lot of carbs from:
Therefore, if you want to drink eggnog on a keto diet you must adapt the recipe to avoid the added sugar.
Luckily, you can easily tweak a traditional eggnog recipe to make a homemade eggnog recipe 100% keto-friendly!
Let’s see the ingredients you need to make this popular Christmas drink and enjoy a glass of low-carb eggnog this year.
The best keto eggnog recipe is a frothy, creamy egg-based milky drink served chilled or warm with lots of Fall spices. The keto ingredients you need to make this easy recipe for keto eggnog are:
These basics ingredients make keto eggnog with no alcohol. It’s a delicious virgin cocktail drink for everyone around the Christmas season.
The first step consists of heating up the heavy cream, almond milk, and nutmeg over medium heat and simmer for a few minutes. This infuses the milk with the spices for a flavorsome eggnog recipe. When warm and fragrant, remove from heat and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat egg yolk with keto crystal sweetener until light, and pale in color.
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This step is crucial to avoid curdling the eggs. It consists of slowly adding large scoops of hot milk into the egg mixture while whisking vigorously to avoid ‘cooking’ the eggs.
After you have added half of the hot milk into the egg mixture, your eggs are at the right temperature and you can bring back all the ingredients from the mixing bowl to the saucepan.
This last step consists of thickening the eggnog over medium heat, stirring constantly until creamy like a light custard.
When the eggnog is thick, add vanilla extract and spirit for the alcohol version.
An eggnog recipe can be served without alcohol or with a touch of spirit.
Below I share with you the zero-carb spirits that marry well with this keto eggnog recipe, keep in mind that alcohol:
This said if you want to celebrate and have a holiday treat you can add alcohol to your eggnog. The most popular zero-carbs spirits for eggnog are:
It depends on your taste, if you love a
Eggnog doesn’t taste eggy at all! The recipe is using the exact same ingredients as homemade ice-cream and as a result, eggnog tastes like a slightly sweet melted vanilla ice cream.
It’s a thick, creamy drink with delicious flavors of vanilla, nutmeg, and bourbon – for the alcoholic version.
If you add soft egg whites to your eggnog recipe, the drink is less dense and creamy and more like fluffy vanilla custard.
Beat the egg whites in a stand mixer until soft peaks form. Then, stir and fold the egg whites into the chilled eggnog.
It won’t dissolve very well and that’s ok if some floating egg yolk shows on top of your drink.
You can serve chilled eggnog or hot eggnog on cold days. The serving size is 1/2 cup for this recipe. I recommend serving chilled eggnog in a small glass and top the glass with some of the toppings below:
If you have some food allergies, I listed below some alternatives to fit this delicious eggnog recipe into your keto diet.
Another option is to use the virgin eggnog recipe below to make an eggnog latte is a combination of espresso and eggnog. Simply use:
To make a keto eggnog latte, you must use a blender, add the ingredients above to the blender jug and blend on high speed until frothy. Serve immediately with a pinch of ground cinnamon on top.
If you love keto cocktails or drinks you may also like the recipe below
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