Sweet, creamy and an all-around good beverage to have on any occasion. With this recipe, you can prepare a creamy keto eggnog that will always be pleasant to savor. Impress your friends and family with this sweet preparation. You’ll want to quickly grab these ingredients so you can make them part of the upcoming festivities, and you’re sure to wow your guests with this one too. It’s a good way to get some healthy fats. Keep in mind, if you are adding rum to your eggnog, some rums have added sugars. Be sure to read the label or you will not end up with a sugar-free drink.
When eggnog made it’s travel across the Atlantic to the colonies, rum was a cost-effective substitute to the other heavily-taxed liquors. But during the American Revolutionary War, the supply of rum dried out, and bourbon began to be used as a substitute. So both rum and bourbon are the traditional alcohols of choice.
Creamy Keto Eggnog Recipe
- 2 cups unsweetened nut milk macadamia or almond
- 2 cups heavy cream or coconut milk
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tsp nutmeg freshly grated, plus more for garnish
- 6 egg yolks
- 1/2-3/4 cup xylitol or erythritol
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2-1 cup dark rum or bourbon (optional)
Add nut milk, heavy cream, cinnamon and nutmeg to a medium saucepan and simmer for about 8-10 to infuse. Remove from heat and set aside while you prepare the yolks. Add egg yolks and sweetener to a large bowl and using a whisk or an electric mixer, beat them until light, fluffy and most of the sweetener has dissolved. If using erythritol, some granules will remain. Gradually temper the hot mixture into the egg and sugar mixture.
Tempering means adding the hot milks. Little by little to your egg mixture while whisking constantly, so your eggs don’t curdle. Return everything to the saucepan and cook over medium/low heat for roughly 8-10 minutes, or until your mixture reaches 160°F and coats the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from heat and sieve onto a medium mixing bowl. Stir in vanilla and liquor of choice, to taste. Cover and transfer to the refrigerator to chill. Your eggnog will continue to thicken while chilling. So give it a good stir right before serving, and feel free to thin it out with a little nut milk until desired consistency is reached.
Makes about (12-14) 8 oz. servings
- Calories 248
- Total Fat 25 g
- Saturated Fat 14 g
- Cholesterol 227 mg
- Total Carbohydrates 2 g
- Protein 3 g