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Low Carb Egg Nog

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This low carb egg nog is a sugar free and keto version of the classic winter cocktail!

Low Carb Egg Nog - a sugar free, keto, and LCHF chilled cocktail that is perfect for the winter!

Disclosure: I was provided with this KetoseSweet from Steviva free of charge in exchange for my fair and honest review. Please see my disclosure policy. This post also contains affiliate links, which means that at no extra cost to you I can make a tiny bit of money to help support this blog. Thank you!

Egg nog:- the classic winter drink made from whipped eggs, milk, cream, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg. And of course, you can also give it a little alcoholic kick! Making a low carb egg nog only required a few changes from the traditional recipe: unsweetened almond milk instead of regular milk, and a low carb sweetener instead of sugar.

Please note that this recipe contains raw eggs. I've seen some variations where the egg yolks are cooked with the milk to form a custard base for the drink, which reduces the potential hazard from raw eggs. But this version is raw, so please be aware of the risks.

For the sweetener I decided to try out KetoseSweet from Steviva – it's a liquid blend of allulose, monk fruit and stevia – so no sugar alcohols! So what is ALLULOSE?!? It's a rare natural sugar found in maple syrup, figs, and raisins. Although a form of sugar and will count as a carbohydrate on food and beverage labels, allulose is not recognized by the body as a carb, does not raise blood sugar levels, and is not metabolized as energy. 

April 2019 UPDATE: The FDA has just released guidelines that companies no longer need to report the sugars, and can be shown as zero!

It is available in both granular and liquid form – but the liquid form is perfect for this no-cook recipe as it dissolves easily into hot or cold liquids. Actually, on the bottle's label it says that you can use it just as you would a simple syrup – and that's what gave me the idea for using it in a cocktail!

You could also make my homemade simple syrup in place of the KetoseSweet!

How to Make a Low Carb Egg Nog

To make the drink, whisk some egg yolks in a stand mixer until they start to lighten in color. Add in heavy cream, unsweetened almond milk, alcohol (eg rum, brandy or bourbon), vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg. Beat a few times to combine the ingredients.

Test for sweetness, adding a little of the sweetener at a time, stirring, then taste testing – everyone has different preferences. Low Carb Egg Nog - a sugar free, keto, and LCHF chilled cocktail that is perfect for the winter!

In a separate stand mixer bowl (or, like me, use a regular bowl with a hand mixer), whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. Low Carb Egg Nog - a sugar free, keto, and LCHF chilled cocktail that is perfect for the winter!

Carefully fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. Transfer it to a jug, cover, and leave in the fridge overnight.

When you're ready to serve, stir well, then divide the recipe between glasses. Sprinkle a little ground cinnamon over the drink and enjoy!

Low Carb Egg Nog - a sugar free, keto, and LCHF chilled cocktail that is perfect for the winter!

Low Carb Egg Nog

Low Carb Egg Nog

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Overnight Chilling: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

This low carb egg nog is a sugar free and keto version of the classic winter drink!

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbs rum, brandy or bourbon, optional
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1-2 tsp liquid KetoseSweet, or similar liquid sweetener

Instructions

  1. Whisk the egg yolks in a stand mixer until they start to lighten in color. Add in heavy cream, unsweetened almond milk, alcohol (if using), vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg. Beat a few times to combine the ingredients.
  2. Test for sweetness, adding a little of the liquid sweetener at a time, stirring, then taste testing.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. Carefully fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.
  4. Transfer it to a jug, cover, and leave in the fridge overnight.
  5. When you're ready to serve, stir well, then divide the recipe between glasses. Sprinkle a little ground cinnamon over the drink and enjoy!

Notes

4g net carbs per serving (half the recipe)
This recipe makes about two cups of egg nog.

Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 524Total Fat 48gSaturated Fat 28gCholesterol 326mgSodium 139mgCarbohydrates 4gNet Carbohydrates 4gFiber 0gProtein 8g

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Gini

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

I don't have any nutmeg - is it essential?

Georgina

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

Nutmeg is traditional... but I guess it would be OK without. You might want to add more cinnamon?

Grace Behnke

Friday 23rd of November 2018

How can this be 4 g. Carbs when 1 c. HWC has 11 carbs?

Georgina

Saturday 24th of November 2018

Heavy cream contains 6.6g carbs per cup, and this recipe serves two, so it all works out! Please see links below for nutritional data on cream! https://www.nutritionix.com/food/heavy-cream/1-cup https://www.myfooddiary.com/foods/21632/heavy-whipping-cream?q=1 https://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/generic/cream-heavy-fluid?portionid=606&portionamount=1.000

Gini

Friday 23rd of November 2018

Why do you leave it overnight, please?

Georgina

Friday 23rd of November 2018

It's the traditional way to make it so that the flavors all marry together. I guess if you can't wait you could just drink it right away!

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