This low carb egg nog is a sugar free and keto version of the classic winter cocktail!
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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.
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.
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!
- 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
- 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.
- Test for sweetness, adding a little of the liquid sweetener at a time, stirring, then taste testing.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. 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!
4g net carbs per serving (half the recipe)
This recipe makes about two cups of egg nog.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 524Total Fat 48gSaturated Fat 28gCholesterol 326mgSodium 139mgCarbohydrates 4gNet Carbohydrates 4gFiber 0gProtein 8g