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This easy homemade eggnog recipe is served warm and there are NO raw eggs. There are even dairy-free, nut-free, and alcohol-free options.

With only 2.8 g NET carbs per cup, this indulgent and creamy low-carb eggnog is the perfect healthy Christmas recipe to indulge in and enjoy, with friends.

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Creamy sugar-free keto eggnog (2.8 g NET carbs) – the easy homemade eggnog recipe.

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What is eggnog?

Eggnog is a creamy drink made of raw egg yolks, cream, sugar, and may have maple syrup, whiskey, brandy, or rum. It often has winter warm spices such as vanilla, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice. Eggnog can be served cold with whipped cream or hot in a heat-proof mug.

Why is regular eggnog so unhealthy? Because it has a combination of high sugar, high fat, high calories, and very little protein. Often people are concerned about eating raw eggs too.

But this keto eggnog recipe is sugar-free and has cooked eggs. This healthy homemade eggnog recipe tastes exactly like the real thing.

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Delicious homemade sugar-free eggnog

How many carbs are in eggnog?

Many traditional eggnog recipes are packed with added sugar and flavored syrups. All the extra processed sugar increases the carb can add up to almost 20g per cup!

If your favorite Christmas drink is a Starbucks eggnog latte, then you will drink 26 g – 68 g of sugar (with 28 g – 74 g of carbs).

Creamy keto eggnog recipe nutrition facts: 2.8 g net carbs (0.7 g sugar), 4.5 g protein, 32 g fat, 315 calories. Per serving.

A traditional eggnog recipe can be made into a low-carb or keto version by making a few simple adjustments that will reduce the sugar and carbs dramatically.

  1. Omit the sugar and unnecessary carbs.
  2. Substitute some of the heavy cream with unsweetened almond milk.
  3. Avoid all sugar syrups.

This is the best creamy keto eggnog, an indulgent treat to be enjoyed on special occasions with friends and family this holiday season.

If you love eggnog, this creamy sugar-free version is so filling, that you won’t be tempted by unhealthy high-carb snacks or nibbles on offer at a festive party. This will help keep you on track with your macro goals for the night.

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Creamy eggnog – the perfect keto recipe

Does eggnog need alcohol?

Alcohol in eggnog is completely optional. It is a personal choice as to whether you add alcohol to your low-carb eggnog. It will also depend on whether alcohol fits into your keto diet plan. Many people who start a low-carb diet or keto diet choose to avoid all alcohol for a period to really kick start weight loss.

Which alcohol is best for keto eggnog? If you do choose to make boozy eggnog the best low-carb alcohols are brandy, whiskey, cognac, bourbon, or rum. If you want to make alcohol-free eggnog you can use rum essence, rum extract, or brandy essence instead.

If you love a classic eggnog cocktail with plenty of alcohol but have guests who prefer an alcohol-free drink, you can make keto eggnog then add the alcohol to individual servings, depending on who wants to drink alcohol.

How to make a small batch of eggnog?

If you want to adjust the servings, you can make half or quarter the keto eggnog recipe. There is an adjustable serving slider in the recipe card so you can even make a single-serve.

If you are entertaining for a crowd, then press the 2x, or 3x on the recipe card below, and the recipe quantities will magically calculate the ingredients for you.

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Creamy eggnog served with whipped cream and nutmeg

Ingredients you need

To make a homemade sugar-free keto eggnog recipe you only need a few simple ingredients So take a look in your fridge now. You might just have everything you need to make homemade egg nog from scratch.

Optional ingredients:

  • brandy, bourbon, whiskey, cognac, or rum
  • Garnish with unsweetened heavy whipping cream whipped to soft peaks and sprinkle with ground nutmeg or ground cinnamon.
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How to make the best keto eggnog

Most recipes for egg nog require making a hot milk mixture then adding it to an egg mixture in a medium mixing bowl and whisking constantly while tempering the egg and cream mixture.

To make my homemade eggnog as easy as possible, you can make it in 3 simple steps. The full instructions are in the recipe card below and in the recipe video.

1: MIX: Place all the ingredients (apart from the alcohol) in a small saucepan on low medium heat and mix gently with a whisk whilst heating. 

2: COOK: Heat for 3-5 minutes on a gentle low medium heat. Do not allow the eggnog to boil. The mixture will slowly thicken as the eggs gently cook. Whisk constantly to avoid lumps.

3: GARNISH AND SERVE WARM: Remove your cooked eggnog from the heat, stir in the alcohol if required. Pour each serving into heatproof glasses or coffee mugs, garnish with whipped cream, and a sprinkle of grated nutmeg. 

creamy keto eggnog served in two glass coffee mugs with Christmas decorations
Sugar-free eggnog – the easy way to make eggnog keto.

Keto Eggnog FAQs

Can I add alcohol to eggnog?

Adding alcohol such as dark rum, brandy, bourbon, cognac, or whiskey is completely optional. Always choose low-carb alcohol and avoid sweet sugary liqueurs.

Is raw eggnog safe to drink?

If you are uncomfortable eating raw eggs, you can buy pasteurized eggs. But if you have ever eaten raw cookie dough, raw cake batter, or homemade mayonnaise, you have eaten raw eggs.

What is the serving size for eggnog?

A regular drink is considered to be 1 cup (250 ml) but the serving size for eggnog is half a cup (125 ml).

How to make low-fat eggnog?

You can replace the heavy cream for half and half and omit the butter will reduce the fat and reduce calories.

How to make dairy-free eggnog?

You can swap the heavy cream for full-fat coconut cream, unsweetened coconut milk, flax milk, or nut milk such as almond milk or cashew milk. But be aware of the higher carb value of some nut milks and always read the labels to avoid any added sugars.

How to make egg-free eggnog?

You can make eggless eggnog with all the same ingredients below but omit the fresh raw eggs. Place everything in your blender or your food processor with a few ice cubes. Process and whip until thickened and you have eggnog slushy.

How to make nut-free eggnog?

Instead of almond milk or any other nut milk, use coconut milk or swap almond milk for more heavy cream.

Can I drink eggnog cold?

Yes, allow the cooked eggnog to cool then pour over ice cubes in a tall glass. Serve chilled eggnog with whipped cream and ground cinnamon or ground nutmeg.

How to store keto eggnog?

Store the freshly made and cooled keto eggnog in a screwtop jar or airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, place your eggnog in a small saucepan and slowly heat on low heat. Do not boil, your eggnog may separate and split.

What’s the difference between eggnog and holiday nog?

Eggnog is historically an egg milk punch. Holiday nog cannot be called eggnog because it does not contain a certain percentage of eggs.

More keto Christmas recipes

The most popular low-carb holiday recipes and keto desserts will help keep you on track with your low-carb diet. Don’t let the festive holiday season undo all your hard work.

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Your whole family will love these healthy recipes and favorite holiday treats that are all sugar-free and gluten-free.

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Creamy Sugar-Free Keto Eggnog Recipe

Creamy sugar-free keto eggnog (2.8 g NET carbs) – the easy homemade eggnog recipe that's served warm and there are NO raw eggs. There are even dairy-free, nut-free, and alcohol-free options
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Grain free, LCHF, Low Carb, No Sugars, Wheat Free
Keyword: keto eggnog, Low-carb drinks
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 315.4kcal
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  • Saucepan
  • Glasses


  • 250 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 250 ml almond milk unsweetened unsweetened
  • 2 eggs – medium
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp granulated sweetener of choice or more to your taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp brandy (optional)
  • whipped cream to garnish (optional)


  • Place all the ingredients (apart from the brandy) in a saucepan and mix gently whilst heating. 
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes on a gentle low medium heat. Do not allow to boil. The mixture will slowly thicken as the eggs gently cook.
  • Remove from the heat, stir in the brandy, pour into glasses, garnish with whipped cream, and a sprinkle of nutmeg. 



Nutrition does not include brandy or whipped cream as these are both optional to reduce the carbs.


Serving: 1serve (serves 4)Calories: 315.4kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 4.5gFat: 32gSodium: 196mgPotassium: 81.3mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.7gVitamin A: 1215.3IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 130.2mgIron: 0.4mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I can think of many people that would love this recipe, even though I’ve never been much of an eggnog fam myself. I love the way it looks in the photo too – you’ve picked the perfect cup for the drink.

  2. Hi Libby, Have you tried this cold? Just wondered if it would work. 🙂

    1. 5 stars
      This creamy keto eggnog recipe tastes amazing chilled. Allow it to cool after cooking, then pour over ice in a tall glass. Decorate with whipped cream and sprinkle some grated nutmeg on top.

    2. I was wondering the same thing. Did you try it cold?

    3. 5 stars
      This recipe served cold is amazing! I ONLY drink cold eggnog so I made this the night before, refrigerated it and served it the following day. EXTREMELY yummy!!!

  3. 5 stars
    I have 1 to 2 raw eggs a day…tons of people ingest raw eggs.

  4. Looks and sounds delicious! One thing: butter, especially when submerged in cold heavy cream, will not melt in 3-5 minutes” over low heat. More like a half-hour. Plus, you need time for the eggs to heat up gently and do their magical thing. I’ll give this a try though! Thank you.

  5. 5 stars
    I made Walnut Brandy truffles for a potluck and they were wonderful. Thank you for a candy treat that is keto. Regards, Marrla

  6. 5 stars
    Hi there, and Merry Christmas!
    Most LC recipes for egg nog serve 6-8, and I just needed one little old serving. So, I opted to reduce your recipe in half. As a commentor said above, cold butter in a nonheated pan will take about 15 minutes, alongside the egg, (if you wish to cook the egg, of course).
    The result was very nice, and very close to non, LC egg nog. I will for sure make this again!!

  7. Do you think that you could use coconut milk instead of almond milk?

  8. Geraldine says:

    The egg nog is wonderful.I just had some for a decadent lunch, and it is creamy, rich, delicious and satisfying. The recipe worked perfectly and took only a few minutes to make. This will be a regular for me I think!

  9. 4 stars
    tired this as written. It is very good. Next time I’ll tweek it a bit by using half the butter, no cinnamon and upping the vanilla and nutmeg a bit to make it more like my old “high carb” homemade eggnog recipe.

  10. Loretta Spann says:

    5 stars
    I just made your delicious eggnog Recipe! My husband and I both loved it!
    Thank you so much for sharing! ??
    Happy New Year! ??

  11. 5 stars
    Fantastic recipe. I’m relatively new to low carb by way of life, but was dreading the holidays treats gauntlet, but you have given me hope. Thank you! Any idea on how long it will keep in the fridge? We are entertaining and would like to keep some on hand.

    1. I’m so glad you found us and have been with Virta, they really are amazing. As for this recipe, I would make it and enjoy it within 24-48 hours. I like it fresh, especially for guests.

  12. Guadalupe says:

    5 stars
    The butter took less than 10 minutes to melt. I made a conscious effort to push it against the bottom of the pan while I stirred so that it’d melt sooner. I also stirred until the eggs no longer stuck to the whisk. One sip and .. mm-mm-good!! I’ll probably reduce the butter, too. I never thought I’d drink warm nog but it was fantastic! I’ll make a second batch and put it in the fridge to see how it tastes. Thank you for a great recipe!

  13. 5 stars
    This has to be my all time favorite recipes for fall. And I love the fact that it is one of the only eggnog recipes I can find without raw eggs,. Hallelujah! I can safely serve this to friends and family.

  14. 5 stars
    I just made this and mine never thickened. I made the 2x recipe and heated it slowly. It was at 168ºF when I took it off the heat. Will it thicken as it cools or did I do something wrong?😬

    1. 5 stars
      It should thicken as it cooks and as it cools. Did you use fresh eggs or long life eggs?

      1. 5 stars
        I used pasture raised Omega 3 eggs. I got them last week so they should be fresh…

  15. 5 stars
    I thought the title said no raw eggs???????????

    1. 5 stars
      Yes, the final drink does not contain raw eggs as many eggnog recipes do. They are cooked. “Cook for 3-5 minutes on gentle low medium heat. Do not allow it to boil. The mixture will slowly thicken as the eggs gently cook.”

  16. 5 stars
    Thank you for this great recipe.
    I love that it is heated so the egg is not raw.
    I do add the brandy to mine.
    Looking forward to having it over ice tonight!